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The Advantages of Using Rolla-V Press Brake Tooling for Metal Fabricators

Are you looking for reliable, high-quality press brake tooling that can help you achieve precise and efficient metal bending? Look no further than Rolla-V press brake tooling. With decades of experience in the industry, Fab Supply brings this innovative solution to meet the evolving needs of metal fabricators. In this blog, we will discuss the numerous advantages of using Rolla-V press brake tooling for metal fabricators.

Highly Precision Ground

One of the key advantages of Rolla-V press brake tooling is its highly precision ground surface. This ensures precise and consistent bending results every time. With traditional tooling, slight variations in the surface can result in uneven bends and costly rework. But with Rolla-V, you can achieve accurate bends from the first piece to the last. This not only saves time and money but also ensures customer satisfaction.

Adjustable Press Brake Tooling

The Rolla-V press brake tooling is a great option for those looking to form channels in a single hit. By switching out the rotors in the adjustable dies to either the Pac-man or concave-style rotor, users can quickly form channels with ease. Furthermore, adjustable dies allow users to form materials of varying thicknesses with far less set-up time than fixed models. This makes it an ideal solution for those needing to make quick adjustments or who work with multiple materials. The adjustability also ensures that users can get precise production results every time.

Avoid Traditional Bending Marks

Traditional press brake tooling often leaves visible marks on the metal, which can be difficult to remove. But with Rolla-V’s precision ground surface and modular design, you can avoid traditional bending marks altogether. Not only does this save you time and effort, but it also enhances the overall quality of your final product.

Minimal Marking

In addition to avoiding traditional bending marks, Rolla-V press brake tooling also minimizes marking on the metal sheet. This is due to its unique design that allows for precise bending close to holes and cut-outs without any deformation. As a result, you can achieve clean and accurate bends with minimal marking – a feature that sets Rolla-V apart from other press brake tooling options.

No Tool Material Cross-Contamination

One of the biggest concerns for metal fabricators is tool material cross-contamination, which can result in subpar bends and costly damage to the tools. But with Rolla-V press brake tooling, this is no longer a worry. The precision ground surface prevents any transfer of material from one sheet to another, ensuring consistent and high-quality bends.

Fewer Tool Changes

Thanks to the modular design and versatility of Rolla-V press brake tooling, you can significantly reduce the number of tool changes required for different bending jobs. This not only saves time but also reduces the risk of errors or damage during tool changes. With Rolla-V, you can streamline your bending process and increase productivity.

Bends Laser Cut Sheets with No Tool Damage

Laser cutting is a popular method for metal fabrication, but it can cause damage to traditional press brake tooling due to its high heat intensity. However, Rolla-V press brake tooling is designed to handle laser-cut sheets without any damage. This makes it an ideal choice for fabricators who use laser cutting as part of their production process.

Ideal for Radius Bending

Rolla-V press brake tooling is also perfect for radius bending, thanks to its unique design that allows for exact inside radius bends. This makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, from simple bends to complex shapes and curves. Plus, with the ability to bend up to 30mm thick material (depending on the model selected), Rolla-V can handle even the toughest bending jobs with ease.

Ideal for Tapped or Feathered Edges

Another advantage of Rolla-V press brake tooling is its compatibility with tapped and feathered edges. Traditional tooling often struggles with these types of edges, resulting in suboptimal bends. But with Rolla-V’s precision ground surface and modular design, you can achieve precise bends on these types of edges without any issues.


In summary, Rolla-V press brake tooling from Fab Supply offers numerous advantages for metal fabricators. From highly precision ground surface to modular design and compatibility with various bending techniques, Rolla-V is a reliable and efficient solution for all your metal bending needs. So why settle for traditional tooling when you can elevate your bending process with Rolla-V? Contact Fab Supply today to learn more about this game-changing press brake tooling option.


Fab Supply will be at Fabtech 2023!

We’re excited to announce that Fab Supply will be part of Fabtech 2023, where we will occupy booth A3339. A highlight of our participation this year will be the presence of the owner and the innovative mind behind Rolla-V, who will be available at our booth on Monday and Tuesday. We highly recommend you also take the time to visit the SafanDarley booth, just around the corner from us at booth A3949. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to see our top-notch tooling products in action, showcasing their effectiveness and efficiency.

In addition to the formidable display of our products and personnel, we have also organized an exciting contest this year. You stand a chance to win a $1,000 tooling credit* (restrictions apply) simply by stopping by our booth and getting your badge scanned. This is our way of giving back to our industry peers and appreciating your support.

About Us:

Fab Supply is widely recognized for our comprehensive range of precision ground European/Amada style, precision ground American style, as well as Wila, Trumpf, RF-A, and LVD press brake tooling. Beyond this, we offer standard conventional and precision planed tooling. We’ve taken it a step further to ensure that special configuration profiles are also available, catering to a variety of fitting styles and quality grades to accommodate virtually any forming need.

As an ISO 9001:2015 Certified entity, Fab Supply is committed to delivering full service in the realm of Press Brake Tooling and Accessories. We uphold rigorous quality standards to ensure that we consistently meet and exceed customer expectations.

Tooling Only When you Need it: Customized Sales Process for Cost Effective Solutions

You’ve probably had a good haircut and a bad haircut in your lifetime. The best haircuts come from someone who gets your style and has the industry experience to do it right.

A bad haircut? Well, that barber took it upon themselves to give you something you didn’t need.

At FAB Supply, you’ll never walk away with a bad haircut. Our team is dedicated to listening to the ins and outs of your “style” before designing the tooling system that’s right for your specific application. No unnecessary tooling, no additional frills – just the straightforward products you need to get the job done right.

How Does it Work?

When you’re looking to add tooling to your fab shop, we start with an exploration process to understand the project and the desired end results. Feel free to send us a drawing of an upcoming project, we’ll review and determine your needs to come up with a tooling solution – all without you committing a penny.

Only by listening carefully to the needs of our customers can we enter into the two-way dialogues that result in us recommending the most cost-effective and productive solution for each specific forming application. At FAB Supply, we always consider the entire picture. Whether it’s operator skill level, machine quality and capacity, production volume or delivery requirements, every factor must be considered.

We sincerely care more about your project than the profit. We will never sell you precision ground tooling if standard conventional tooling will get the job done right. Our unique ability to provide our customers with virtually any fitting style or quality grade of tooling enables us to recommend and furnish our customers with the best possible solution.

Our experience working with hundreds of customers on various projects gives us a diverse background and ongoing experience with innovative design needs. Here are just a couple examples of how we actually helped our customers save money while still creating the quality end product desired.

  • By simply incorporating a rotary bender into the manufacturing process of a well-known car wash equipment manufacturer, we enabled the customer to flange all sides of 4’ x 8’ and 4’ x 10’ light gauge panels with only one operator. This resulted in an annual labor savings of over $45K and significantly improved the ergonomics for the remaining operator.
  • We also helped a well-known truck manufacturer save hundreds of thousands by eliminating the need for post-form machine work on their frame rails.

If you need tooling and you don’t understand the equipment on a level that you need in order to purchase the right products, FAB Supply is the place to go. We offer a plethora of knowledge and a commitment to customer service you can trust to get just what you need.