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One of the first and simplest applications, TOOL-A-THANE used in a press brake die retainer for forming single V bends. Advantages of this type of forming include: Sharper inside radius than with conventional tooling; Allows for material thickness variation; Simplicity of set-up; By changing V-punch only, various angles can be made using the same female die section, although gage of material may change.
Wear Pads are thin sheets of TOOL-A-THANE, normally placed on the die pad in order to protect the die pads' surface from early cutting or wear. Advantage lies in the replacement cost of the wear pad being far less than that of the die pad. Normally 1/16" or 1/8" thick.