The Bison Blog

Back in the showroom - Morgan Rushworth DFR Deburring Machine

The Morgan Rushworth DFR 1350 Flat Bed Deburring Machine is now back in the Bison showroom, ready for live demonstrations. The DFR 1350 is an excellent solution for de-slagging and deburring profile cut parts; we can prepare sample parts to demonstrate the ability of the machine to quickly remove slag, dross and burrs from multiple parts without the need for manual grinding.

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Rapid programming on a CNC press brake

Do you know how easy it is to program a modern CNC press brake? If you can use a smartphone you can use the latest generation CNC control and it's possible to move from a design on paper to a ready-to-run program in less than a minute! The latest controls feature large, easy to use touchscreens and offer intuitive programming, making light work of creating programs, even for more complex parts.

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Increase Folding Productivity with a Rotary Beam Folder

Straight and box & pan folding on one machine! Or even within one part. Do you need a straight folding blade to produce precise long folds in sensitive material? But need the flexibility of segmented tools for more complex designs? A straight folding blade is preferred for long accurate folds in polished materials, or materials with coatings such as plastisol, as segmented tools can sometimes leave visible marks. They can also produce safe edges or hems and are excellent for radius bending. However many production facilities will opt for a box and pan folder with segmented fingers due to the flexibility of this set up.

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Press brake or CNC folder?

When adding bending capacity to a sheet metal workshop, the question comes up as to whether to purchase a press brake or a CNC folding machine. Actually a busy sub-contract sheet metal shop can save time and money by having both machines. So the question for you could be ‘why add a CNC folder to your plant list?’ For those making a product there are applications which favour either process, so it is helpful to review what these machines do differently. Sometimes it’s two ways to the same end, but read on to find out the most important considerations……

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The features of a mechanical guillotine

Despite the prevalence of hydraulic guillotines in recent years, mechanical guillotines are still a popular choice for sheet metal workers worldwide. For the right application, this traditional design can still bring many benefits to today’s workshops. So why still invest in a mechanical guillotine? Simply put, they are easy to use, feature fast cutting cycles, require little maintenance and are very cost effective - both for the initial purchase and for ongoing running costs.

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