UNSW Making

Bench Press

Staff only machine

Bench presses can be manual, powered by mechanical advantage, or powered by a hydraulic system. They are useful for various processes when forming sheet metal such as punching, shearing, corner rounding, notching, and bending, or pressing components like bearings together. These are accomplished by utilising various dies sets. This machine is for staff use only. 

Required Badge

Sheet Metal Fabrication Fundamentals Badge
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Entry Level induction to Metal Working

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Suitable Materials

  • Metal
  • Mild Steel
  • Non-Ferrous Metals

Process

  • Bending
  • Forming
  • Pressing
  • Punching

Machine Locations

Makerspace Facility Make Model Work area Number of machines
Design Futures Lab Metal Workshop Metalmaster BP-3T 1
Engineering Makerspaces James N. Kirby Makerspace Metalmaster BP-3T 1
Engineering Makerspaces James N. Kirby Makerspace Metalmaster PP-10HD 1