Press

A forming press, commonly shortened to press, is a machine tool that changes the shape of a workpiece by the application of pressure. The operator of a forming press is known as a press-tool setter, often shortened to toolsetter.

Presses can be classified according to

  • their mechanism: hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic;

  • their function: forging presses, stamping presses, press brakes, punch press, etc.

  • their structure, e.g. Knuckle-joint press, screw press

  • their controllability: conventional vs. servo-presses

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