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A hybrid press brake allows AccuBurn operators to create accurate bends on parts of all sizes.
New Business Calls for
New Press Brake
An Indiana fabricator knew it could handle the part- variety and -volume challenges posed by potential new business, but how? A new hybrid press brake, that’s how.
With 75,000 sq. ft. of production facilities and a willing work- force of 50, Williamsport, IN- based AccuBurn has, since its founding in 1995 as a construction OEM, strived to find ways to meet the ever-evolving needs of its customers in the agricul- ture, automotive, medical, mining, sign manufacturing and heavy-equipment industries.
Therefore, when an agriculture cus- tomer approached AccuBurn about building a new kit of sprayer compo- nents, AccuBurn management knew
their associates could do the job... with the right equipment. The new business called for the monthly delivery of about 70 part numbers and 6000 pieces (95 percent of which require forming) of Type 316 stainless steel, in thicknesses ranging from 1/4 to 1/16 in.
Steve Smith, vice president at AccuBurn, says that the challenge pro- vided him with a mission to pursue while at FABTECH 2018 in Atlanta: identify a new press brake possessing the features necessary for getting the job done. Smith purchased from sup-
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