A machine composed primarily of a top half and a bottom half. The bottem half is bolted to the floor and the top half, which weighs 40 to 175 tons is connected through a hydraulic system. A punch is attached to the top half and a die to the bottom... they come in many shapes and sizes to complete different jobs. One programs a list of instructions into a controller to tell the machine how far, fast, how many tons to expend for the top half to come down, and a list of dimentions designating at which points to do so. A piece of metal is placed between the top and the bottem and pressed against two stops behind the machine at the desired dimension, and a pedal is pressed and the top lowers to bend the metal at a desired angle.

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