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July 14, 2017
How To Go About Purchasing Your First Hydraulic Press
Purchasing your first hydraulic press is a major undertaking. A significant investment and a complicated decision, it can be overwhelming for an owner or manager of a metalworking company.


June 26, 2017
Broaching Applications Using a Hydraulic Broach Press
Broaching is a complex machining technique that is widely used in a huge number of machine shop processes. Broaching basically involves refining a work piece by removing pieces of the metal using a broach.


June 15, 2017
Making Hydraulic Press Safety Is number 1
Safety is a continuous area of concern for machine shops. Accidents can happen even to experienced operators. With all the power these machines deliver, taking the proper measures to ensure hydraulic press safety is essential.


May 31, 2017
Why Should People Choose Your Machine Shop?
Finding a steady supply of customers is a constant challenge for small to medium size machine shops. What does it take to convince buyers that you are the best solution for their machining problem?


May 12, 2017
Going Hydraulic for 10 Good Reasons
If you still use a mechanic press, you might be interested into re-evaluating production efficiencies of your pressworking operations.


April 29, 2017
Blacksmiths Go Modern with the Hydraulic Press
You can’t get much more traditional than blacksmithing. It is a craft that has been practiced as long as people have worked with horses.


April 14, 2017
The H Frame-Broach Press from Pressmaster
Got a big job to do? Then look no further. We have the machine for you. The H Frame/Broach Press from Pressmaster will do the job right.


March 31, 2017
What Hydraulic Press Is Best for the Hobbyist?
If you have a home workshop, you probably love gadgets. That’s why so many hobbyists put the hydraulic press, truly a gadget on steroids, at the top of their Want-To-Get list.


March 13, 2017
The Many Benefits and Uses of a Hydraulic Press
Investing in a hydraulic press is a major decision. These workhorses don’t come cheap. Doing your research is the best way to ensure the press you buy is the one you need.


February 27, 2017
Precision, Versatility, Rigidity: the 4-Post Hydraulic Press Is the Answer
The four-post hydraulic press is the answer for a host of machine shop needs. It is a versatile workhorse that lets you handle the precise needs of your customers.


February 10, 2017
3 Benefits of a Customized Hydraulic Press
If you run a machine shop, you already know the many advantages of using a hydraulic power press. Compared to a mechanical press, it is more cost-effective, with a larger capacity and more flexibility.


January 27, 2017
The new standard in forklift tire presses
When it comes to indoor material handling, the forklift gets a pretty rough deal.


January 10, 2017
6 Tips for Hydraulic Press Safety
Hydraulic presses are big and powerful. These workhorses make crushing child’s play. That force also makes it easy to get injured.


December 28, 2016
Purchasing your first hydraulic press
Purchasing your first hydraulic press can be a daunting task. This is based on the fact that there are many dealers in the market and the equipment comes in handy.


December 14, 2016
Ensure your productivity numbers are true
All manufacturing businesses are built around productivity, and the beginning of a new year is an ideal time to examine your numbers to see how well you measure up.


November 30, 2016
Simplicity and efficiency are the keys to increased production
There’s a lot to be said about simplicity and how it can boost efficiency.


November 11, 2016
Keep Your Factory Forklift Tire Press in Good Shape
The forklift is the workhorse in factories, warehouses and many other commercial sites. Always in use, its tires take a beating.


October 26, 2016
Heavy Duty Hydraulics--Pressmaster Shop Presses
Investing in a hydraulic press needs careful planning and proactive research on your part as the consumer so as to ensure that the features and capabilities of your would-be shop press match your specific machining needs!


October 14, 2016
Can You Crush It with YouTube Marketing?
Lauri Vuchensilta is a legend in hydraulic press circles. He started his hydraulic press YouTube channel on a whim. Now he’s making $750 a day with it.


September 30, 2016
Buying Hydraulic Presses: Cost VS. Quality
Proactive research on the technology, smart design and thinking behind every press manufacturer will give you the insight you need to pick out a reliable shop press.


September 16, 2016
5 Great Apps for Greater Productivity
It’s hard running a small business. Handling payroll and taxes, making sure you have the most current specs, getting your messages, keeping on top of your travel and expenses and other critical information in your machine shop can feel like a full-time job all by itself.


August 24, 2016
Smart Ways To Grow Your Machine Shop
There is a constant, growing need for quality work from reliable machine shops. But even if you have the training and skill, you still need to follow good business practices to make a success of your small shop.


August 10, 2016
How a Small Machine Shop Can Stake Out a Share of the Market
Machine shops in the U.S. generate over $40 billion every year. Getting your share of that revenue can be an uphill battle. For small shops, it takes more than producing an excellent product. You also need greater visibility.


July 28, 2016
Types of Hydraulic Presses
Hydraulic presses can be applied in numerous ways such as slotting, clamping, embossing, stacking, pressing and more.


July 4, 2016
Why now is a great time to invest in new machinery
No matter the industry, post recession is a great time to pick up bargain machinery from the companies that didn't survive the downturn.


June 30, 2016
Choosing the Best Forklift Tire Press
Forklifts are the workhorses in factories, warehouses and in a range of industrial and construction settings. The weight they carry and the continuous use they get means the tires wear out quickly. That’s why forklift tire care is such a critical aspect of preventive maintenance.


June 15, 2016
5 Questions To Ask When You Buy Your First Hydraulic Press
If your shop does metalworking, you need a press, an expensive piece of equipment. The high cost puts a lot of pressure on the person doing the buying. You want to make sure you get the best press for the money and the press that will meet your needs.


May 26, 2016
YouTube--the Hydraulic Press
The Hydraulic Press Channel is now the eighth most popular YouTube channel in Finland. It was founded by Lauri Vuohensilta, who spends part of his time in family-owned machine shop.


May 11, 2016
Eight Commonly Used Industrial Hydraulic Press Types
There are many different types of hydraulic shop presses on the industrial market today. Below we will compare and contrast eight different types of presses and their functions. So let’s get stared, shall we?


April 30, 2016
Second-Rate Machinery Drains Away Profits
The pace of a modern machine shop is busy. A steady workflow means profitability. Interrupted workflow means money down the drain. Smart owners know that high quality hydraulic presses, that seldom break down, are the most cost-effective way to run a moneymaking shop.


April 15, 2016
The Hydraulic Press as Therapy
It’s a bad day at the machine shop. You are stressed and angry. What do you do?


March 23, 2016
Is It Time to Rebuilt, Retrofit and Buy a New Hydraulic Press?
Investing in a new hydraulic press is a major investment. That’s why many machine shops choose to retrofit or rebuild an older press, which often has a lot of life left in it.


March 2, 2016
PressMaster Announces the New 12-Ton C-Frame Press
PressMaster is pleased to announce the newest member of its lineup of hydraulic presses, the 12-ton, C-frame press. In response to customer demand, we are now making this lighter version of our 25-ton C-frame.


February 27, 2016
Fluid Selection for Hydraulic Presses Systems
There are four major components to a press, which are: the pump, the reservoir, the actuator(s) (cylinder, motor, etc.) and the valves.


February 12, 2016
5 Critical Reasons to Shop Locally for Your Key Machines
Hydraulic presses are expensive. It’s natural to look at cost first when checking out new machinery. But selecting the right press involves more than just price.


January 27, 2016
Hydraulic Roll-In Table Press
Choose convenience with your next press. The hydraulic Roll-In Table Press from Press Master has ease of use built in. You get superior performance at the most competitive prices around.


January 6, 2016
Buy the Best Shop Press Using These Tips
The modern shop press is among the oldest machines used in the machining and manufacturing industry. They have come a long way due to research and continual development.


January 1, 2016
Can Social Media Help Your Machine Shop?
Consistent marketing is essential for small- to medium-size machine shops, providing your shop with a consistent stream of new customers. It is the one effective method of overriding the worry that your one big customer might walk out the door.


December 11, 2015
PressMaster Has the Hydraulic Capacities You Need
PressMaster offers presses with hydraulic capacities from 25 tons to 350 tons. Whatever your needs, we can help. We are proud of our long reputation for quality as manufacturers of superior hydraulic presses.


November 27, 2015
4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Mechanical Press Operations to Hydraulic
Is you old machine shop equipment costing you money? In an effort to minimize expenditures, owners often choose to stay with the mechanical press machinery they already have in the shop. But there is a cost that comes with not upgrading to hydraulic presses.


November 15, 2015
Diagnosing Your Ailing Hydraulic Press
As the workhorses of your machine shop, hydraulic press machines get a high dose of wear and tear. Their job is to compress objects, punch them and cut them. They do it reliably, but after awhile all this pounding and piercing takes a toll on the health of your equipment.


October 26, 2015
6 Best Tips for Buying the Right Press for Your Shop
The hydraulic press is the workhorse in a modern machine shop. Whether H frame or C frame, it is a major investment. When looking for a new one, your goal is to get one that is appropriate for the jobs you routinely work on. You also want a press that is cost-effective, durable and reliable.


October 5, 2015
Preventive Maintenance: Add Years to Your Hydraulic Press
Treat your hydraulic press with a schedule of regular upkeep. The reward is you’ll increase its lifespan, experience less downtime and save substantial money on repairs.


September 29, 2015
Use Hydraulic Press Accessories for Safety and Convenience
Press Master hydraulic presses are designed and built with the safety of the operator and the people around him in mind. And you can provide additional layers of security with three types of hydraulic press accessories.


September 10, 2015
4-Post Hydraulic press from PressMaster
Avoid downtime and wasted money at your machine shop. Choose the best C-frame 4-post hydraulic press available, the model made by the experienced craftspeople at PressMaster.


August 31, 2015
Advanced hydraulic presses, the Danger of Repetitive Strain Injuri
Machine shops can be dangerous. Surprisingly, the most common problem is the repetitive strain injury or occupational overuse syndrome.


August 12, 2015
Hydraulic Presses and Destructive Testing
One of the best ways to perform destructive testing is with the use of hydraulic presses. It is just one more useful feature of this workhorse of the modern machine shop.


July 30, 2015
Hydraulic Press: the Workhorse of an Industry
The hydraulic press is the workhorse of the factory floor. If a part needs stamping, forming or pressing, it’s the hydraulic press that is most likely doing the job.


July 8, 2015
Forklift Tire Press as Part of Routine Maintenance
Forklifts are the workhorses in factories and warehouses. And their tires are what keeps them moving and lifting. Spending time on tire maintenance assures you of an uninterrupted transfer of goods from one place to another.


June 29, 2015
OSHA Regulations for Machine Shops
Laws at the state, county and city level also have an impact on how you run your machine shop. It can be confusing finding out what needs to be done.


June 11, 2015
Start Your Own Machine Shop in Retirement
Does the thought of retirement make you flinch? If you don’t want to be like your neighbor, the highlight of whose day is the arrival of the mailman, consider starting a business in retirement.


May 25, 2015
Using Apps to Help Run Your Machine Shop
To run a successful machine shop, you need to coordinate the efforts of workers, customers and machinery. The daily tasks involved are complicated and demanding. Thankfully, there are apps available for smartphones and tablets than can help you make it through the day.


May 20, 2015
How Do You Use Your Hydraulic Press?
A hydraulic press is a machine that is very useful in the generation of compressive force. The machine uses a hydraulic cylinder that is equal to that of mechanical levers.


May 15, 2015
Buy Local, Expect Quality, Save Money
Your key machinery is what gives you the cutting edge, literally, in the machine shop business. That’s why it makes sense to buy your equipment from a North American manufacturer.


April 28, 2015
Press Master Announces Its New Wireless Remote
Press Master announces the addition of its new handheld, wireless remote, available for the Gantry Straightening Press, Straightening Press and other models.


April 24, 2015
Regular preventive Maintenance of Your C-Frame Hydraulic Press
When you’re worried about your company’s bottom line, one of the most effective ways to save money is to schedule regular upkeep of your C-frame hydraulic press or any of your presses.


April 7, 2015
Types of Hydraulic Presses
Hydraulic presses have been around since the late 1700s. They are also called Bramah presses in tribute to inventor Joseph Bramah, a multi-talented man who developed the flush toilet. In fact, studying the motion of fluids when installing toilets helped him create the first hydraulic press.


March 18, 2015
When is It Time to Replace Your Hydraulic Press
There are certain indicators that reveal that it may be the appropriate time to replace your hydraulic press, such as failure to reach its proper pressure level in a timely manner or making unusual noises.


March 5, 2015
Low-cost Hydraulic H-frame Press
When it comes to the important decision of choosing the hydraulic press that you will ultimately be using in your business, you don’t want to make the mistake that many shop owners make.


February 18, 2015
PressMaster has announced its new line of hydraulic straightening
PressMaster has announced its new line of hydraulic straightening presses.


February 6, 2015
Choosing the Ideal Hydraulic Straightening Press
The technology associated with the gantry press has a long and rich history; however, the contemporary gantry presses have a higher level of functionality — offering much more than the simple capacity to straighten metal.


January 14, 2015
Common Causes of Hydraulic Press Overheating
The most prevalent cause of system failure for hydraulic systems is the existence of leaks, and the second most prevalent cause of system failure for hydraulic systems is overheating.


January 2, 2015
Understanding the Stamping Process and the Role of Die Sets
As a top hydraulic press manufacturer, PressMaster is proud to provide you with high quality equipment at competitive prices. The following offers you a quick overview of the process of stamping, as well as the dies used in your hydraulic press.


December 11, 2014
Three Common Hydraulic Press Types and Their Industries
Today we are going to take a look at some of the most common types of these hydraulic presses, and learn a little more about their functions. We will also look at the industries that these presses serve.


November 26, 2014
Hydraulic Press Leaks, Money Down the Drain
Over all industries, it has been estimated that more than 100 million gallons of fluid is lost from all types of hydraulic and other types of lubricated machinery in North America annually.


November 14, 2014
Hydraulic Press Models and Their Functions
For many years, industrial manufacturers have relied on hydraulic presses to perform various jobs. Without the power of the hydraulic press our world simply wouldn’t be the same.


September 19, 2014
Selecting the Right Filter Media Selection for a Hydraulic Press
There are multitudinous variables that must be considered when determining the best filter media for your hydraulic press.


September 5, 2014
The Culprit Is Hydraulic Fluid Contamination
More than three-quarters of all failures for hydraulic and lube oil systems are directly tied to contamination. Preventing the problem will save you money on repairs and equipment replacement and by reducing downtime from damaged machinery.


August 15, 2014
Save Money, Match Your Press Return To Your Needs
The best press return is the one that meets the needs of your specific application. When you find the proper match, you avoid holdups and get the best return for your investment. Hydraulic presses, like the ones made by Press Master, offer flexibility.


August 1, 2014
What to Consider When Purchasing a Hydraulic Press
There are numerous advantages to including a hydraulic press on your assembly line. Whether you are contemplating making your first purchase or you already own a hydraulic press that is starting to show signs of wear and tear, it can be difficult to decide whether or not it simply needs to be serviced or replaced entirely.


July 18, 2014
A Look at How Compression Molding Is Used To Make Car Parts
Most likely, you have never really considered where car parts come from. You simply head to an auto body shop and before you know it, you have what you are looking for. Many car parts are made using a hydraulic press, just like those available at Press Master.


July 4, 2014
Don’t stop the presses, replace them with better ones
When you run a machine shop you know that like everyone else time means money to you. The more products you can put out, the more money you can make.


June 20, 2014
Hydraulic Presses That Gives You More For Your Money
In life it is often said that you get what you pay for, but what does that mean exactly? The same is said when you want quality over quantity. Here is the difference: a bag of oranges is great when you want quantity, but when you want quality, you may want to get only one that tastes better or is more filling.


June 6, 2014
The Many Uses And Features Of A Hydraulic Press
There are machines that are used to make other machines and they all work to get the job done, that is if they are made well and are in working condition. These machines require an operator and can be found in factories all over the world.


May 29, 2014
7 Uses For a Hydraulic Press
Despite its simplicity, a hydraulic press is very versatile and can be used in all kinds of applications. Let’s take a look at 7 of them.


May 16, 2014
Achieving Quality AND Quantity With A Hydraulic Jewelry Press
Handmade Jewellery is a rapidly expanding market and with the rise in popularity of online marketplaces and the power of social media sites, it’s never been more accessible for consumers to find and purchase hand-crafted pieces.


April 30, 2014
The Importance of Hydraulic Equipment Maintenance
Whether you are a big industrial company with lots of hydraulic presses or you just have one; keeping up with the hydraulic systems that run your equipment is vital to your business. Break downs can be costly and if your company is on a production schedule preventing them from happening in the first place is the best measure. Performing simple routine maintenance can save your company thousands of dollars a year and keep your down time to a minimum.


April 11, 2014
Addressing Hydraulic System Overheating issues
When it comes to addressing common issues associated with an hydraulic shop press, the second most common cause of failure is overheating. The number one cause of hydraulic system failure is the existence of leaks. Taking the time to understand the common causes of overheating with an hydraulic press will go a long way in preventing it.


April 2, 2014
12 Fascinating Facts About Hydraulics
Hydraulics are one of the technological wonders of the modern world. They are used in a huge variety of different ways, with everything from hydraulic presses, being used to make coins and other items, to the types of Hydraulics used to power the surfaces of planes.


March 24, 2014
Safety tips for Hydraulic Press Use
Using hydraulic presses, big or small, require some safety precautions. Operators need to get proper training, and machines need to be guarded and maintained properly.


February 13, 2014
Fat-Free Cocoa Powder Production with a Hydraulic Press
One of the more interesting uses for a hydraulic press is in the production of fat-free cocoa powder.


January 31, 2014
A Step By Step Guide To How Coins Are Made Using A Hydraulic Press
A huge proportion of production facilities around the world use hydraulic presses in their manufacturing processes. Everything from shelving to auto parts.


December 2, 2013
How to Avoid Problems with your Hydraulic Shop Press
Today’s hydraulic presses offer exceptional value and performance, especially when you consider the ability to have machines custom built to your exact specifications.


November 14, 2013
3 Easy Steps to Buy the Best Hydraulic Press
Finding the best hydraulic press you possibly can matters; no matter how big or small your business or shop is. From the largest industrial applications to the smallest and most delicate of operations; hydraulic shop presses offer the power and precision to get each job done right. But there is a huge variety of hydraulic presses available today.


September 27, 2013
The Best Hydraulic Forklift Tire Press
Shop maintenance is step in step with the productivity of your shop as well as the safety and longevity of all your equipment.


September 13, 2013
5 Secrets of Success for Metalworking Shops
It is a challenge for any business today to go beyond surviving and into true success. So what does it take?


August 30, 2013
Machine Shop Tips—Keeping Your Workers Safe
Hydraulic presses, or shop presses, are serious pieces of machinery used in the fabrication processes that take place in a variety of shop and manufacturing plants.


August 14, 2013
What to Consider When Purchasing Hydraulic Presses
There are many benefits that come with adding a hydraulic press to your assembly line in your machining business.


July 4, 2013
Medical Industry Needs Precision Hydraulic Presses
Hydraulic presses are used to make tools and equipment for businesses operating in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, technical, industrial and medical.


June 25, 2013
Precision Machine Shops—Shop Presses
Commonly used in the bending, molding, stamping, or crushing of metal, hydraulic press technology is no stranger to today’s machine shop experts.


June 12, 2013
Choosing Hydraulic Presses
Choosing the best hydraulic press will greatly be influenced by your line of production.


May 14, 2013
Transforming Metal with a Hydraulic Press
What must be known before the transformation can begin? There are many ways to manipulate and transform metal.


April 15, 2013
Avoiding a Pinch—Shop Press Safety
The hydraulic press system is an intricate system that makes use of large pistons and hydraulic force in order to exert pressure on heavy materials like metal and steel.


March 29, 2013
The Origins of Hydraulic Press Technology
The origin of many technological innovations can be traced to specific individuals. The same is true with the hydraulic press.


March 20, 2013
Common Hydraulic Press Problems and How to Avoid Them
Hydraulic Press machines are designed for heavy compression of a variety of objects along with cutting and punching of metal components in specific industrial assembly processes and applications.


February 20, 2013
Reasons to buy Your Machines at Home
Chinese and other Asian economies have become much less competitive recently, based upon increased energy costs and higher shipping costs.


October 15, 2012
Three simple strategies to boost your sales
The manufacturing sector has long been touted as a reliable barometer for the North American economy.


September 28, 2012
Safety, first
Psst! Know what one of the largest avoidable expenses from a monetary and time standpoint in a small machine, wood/metal shop is?


December 23, 2011
The rebirth of North American manufacturing
Ask anyone—politicians, bankers, the average person in the street—what they would like for Christmas, and the chances are the answer will be: “A better economy in 2012.”


December 12, 2011
The importance of buying your key machines at home
The competitive gap between Asia and North America is getting narrower. The Great Recession, increases in energy costs and...


November 30, 2011
Put the Pressure On With Destructive Testing
Welded components need to be put to the test to determine their durability in the face of extreme conditions. Will they be sound enough when the pressure is on? Find out with destructive testing, a standard materials-testing method to determine how parts will fare under abnormal working conditions.


November 11, 2011
How to find a quality dealer to help you purchase
For most companies, buying expensive machinery doesn’t happen every day. It may have been many years since you purchased your company’s last H-Frame hydraulic press.


November 4, 2011
Safeguarding the operator’s safety:
Hydraulic presses are impressive pieces of machinery that are used to fabricate different products that we use in our day to day lives.


October 21, 2011
Factors to consider when buying your next machine
A vertical milling machine is one of the most common machines found in metalwork shops.


September 29, 2011
Press brakes and ductility
The winning combination to bend metal: We use products made of metal in our day to day lives. The mug in which you drank your coffee on your way to work this morning was probably made of metal. You chose a metal mug because it keeps the liquid inside of it nice and warm and also because it was fitted to fit snugly in the cup holder of your car. But, did you ever wonder how the metal was transformed into the little mug that you use on a daily basis? What characteristics makes metal bend into the various forms that we need?


August 29, 2011
Keep safety in mind when purchasing a press
When it comes to operator safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States claims that any machine part, function or process that may cause injury to the operator must be eliminated or safeguarded.