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Looking for a Press Machine for Sale? We’d Like to Be Your Partner for Buying and Selling Used CNC Press Machines.

Do you do metal fabrication and need a press machine? Are you hesitant to buy new and want to explore your options for used press machines? Then you’ve come to the right place. At we have a wide selection of metal fabrication equipment for sale including press machines, saws, welders, laser cutters, plant rollers, punch machines and water jet equipment. Our specialty is any kind of machine that is CNC controlled, and CNC controlled press machines are right in our wheel-house. There is a dizzying array of options when it comes to buying used CNC press machines, but we are here to make the job easier for you.

At we help machine shops by identifying the best used press machines by collecting the specifications about each press machine for sale and putting them together in an easy way, so you can navigate the selection process. As you can see on our website, the prices for every used press machine are right next to the machine manufacturer and model information. There are a number of reasons people come to our site every day as the research buying used press machines, and so we offer options depending on your particular needs.

Want to replace an older press machine? Let’s get started.

For shops that want to upgrade, we will buy your old CNC press machines and other CNC equipment that is no longer meeting your needs. We make it easy for you to sell as well as buy press machines. If your shop is closing, we can also evaluate all your CNC equipment, including any press machine, and make an offer to buy it all. If you are closing your metal fabrication business, we may even make an offer on your company as well. Let us know your goals by calling 844.262.2789 or contacting us online.

We offer many brands, so you have many choices.

When you start your buying journey for a used CNC press machine, you can start online or with a phone call to 844-262-6789. Our expertise is all things CNC, so we can help you get the best bang for your buck and pair you with equipment suited for the parts you are making, the types of material you are fabricating and the size runs that are typical for you. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to metal fabrication. Rather than depending on specific machine manufacturers to offer you something within their product line, at, you can trust us to be brand-agnostic and make suggestions from our wide breadth of experience working with customers like you. It pays to have a partner that understand the business of metal fabrication and CNC machining.

CNC Press Machine Types by the Type of Parts They Make

Metal fabrication shops depend on a press machine to make things out of metal by mechanical, hydraulic or forging force. Press machines can also do cutting, but everything is by applying force instead of removing chips. So, press machines are generally broken into four main types – press brake machines, rolling press machines, forging press machines and punch press machines. You’ll find a wide range of available types of press machines on our site, from a 2014 Mitsubishi Diamond Eline CNC press brake, which is valued over $150,000 to the used press machines like the 60-tonnage 1999 Auto-Sert Flyer. We can help whether you’re looking for a 350 ton Cincinnati CB II-10 or a 4 way roll press brake like the Sahinler 4RS-10-640 from 2012 that can make 122” long 24” rolled parts.

When shopping for a used press brake, some businesses are concerned about the technology that is outdated on older equipment. After all, the CNC controller is the brains of your equipment. Keep in mind that there are companies who offer upgrades to CNC press brake controls, like PC Controls , Enutron and Control Works. So, don’t let a great deal on a machine that otherwise suits your needs pass you by because of the CNC controller. You’ll find that retrofitting an old press brake costs just a fraction of buying a new press brake. Control systems can be replaced, a programmable logic controller can be added, old servo drive systems can be replaced, light curtains installed or even a new back gage system can be added.

Press Brake Machine

The CNC press brake machine uses dies that are secured in place with two plates. An operator put the stock on the bottom die and activates the CNC to press the metal between the dies which forms the material. Press brakes may be hydraulic press, hydra-mechanical press  or use a mechanical-friction clutch. Press brakes are sold with a certain number of tons which indicate the load the machine can deliver to form parts. Press brake tonnage can be calculated using material type, the vee die opening, bend length and material thickness. To give you an idea of scope, a 30-ton press is fairly small, and may be good for starting, while a 600-ton hydraulic CNC press brake can handle steel so large it requires fork-lift loading.

Rolling Press Brake Machine

Though both press brakes with bump forming can make cylindrical shapes, roll plates, or rolling press brake machines are especially designed to form cylindrical or radius parts well. Plate rolling press brakes are faster and better suited to high-volume production. The material’s yield and tensile strength, minimum and maximum diameter of finished parts and the overall length of the parts also determine whether using a press brake or plate rolling machine make the most sense. Rolling press brakes generally form thinner materials and press brakes can form much thicker materials.

Hybrid Press Brake Machine

A hybrid press brake machine like the Evolution hybrid press brake uses the precision of CNC precision along with the strength and stability of a press brake ram and rolling capabilities of a plate roll. The plate roll may have a top support with rigidity like a press brake ram to counteract upward forces pressing on the top roll. It can swing away with the cylinder is almost complete to prevent interference with small-diameter parts. With a hybrid, a fabricator can form parts that are longer and have thicker walls and tighter diameters than a traditional plate roll could handle.

Forging Press Machine

Press forging machines apply gradual pressure on a die holding a work piece. This can be applied either in an open die or closed die forging process. In open die forging, metal is surrounded by the die on one side only, vs. closed die where the work piece is completely enclosed in the die. Press forging is often used to make coins and other parts that require complete deformation of material.

Punch Press Machine

Punch press machines are used to cut holes in material using dies, often in series, until the desired shape is attained. Punch presses are characterized by frame types, mechanism delivering the power, size of the working area, the force rating, tooling capacity, speed or productivity, maximum weight of the workpiece, and more. Die sets consisting of male and female punches are used on the punch press to form the holes. CNC punch presses are known for high-volume production capacity with cycle times often in the milliseconds.

How Press Machine Size Is Determined

The press size is determined by the maximum capacity of apply load on a piece of blank stock. It’s expressed in tones. The bed areas is also considered the press size. Presses may be manually operated or powered. Manually operated presses only work on thin sheet metal where little pressure or force is needed. All CNC controlled machine presses are powered.

Frame Types for CNC Press Machines

There are four main types of frame designs, the inclinable frame, straight side frame, adjustable bed, gap frame and horning and open-end frame design. The inclinable frame can tilt back up to some angle. It can be locked into a particular inclined position. If the back is open to drop scrap, it could be called an “open back inclinable press.” Presses that have a larger frame opening with a wide gap between the base and ram to accommodate large work pieces on long beds are often called gap frame presses or C-frame presses. These may be OBI – open-back inclinable or OBS, open-back stationary. A straight side press will have straight side frame for a large bed area that can accommodate high tonnage, great rigidity and longer strokes. The frame has vertical and straight sides which is why it’s called a straight side press. Some press machine frames have adjustable bed type frames. These are sometimes called a column and knee type press because its bed (knee) can be adjusted to different heights by moving it up or down with power screws. An open-end press has a solid vertical frame with all the sides open. The driving mechanism is in the back and the ram controlling mechanism is in the front. Typically, these are considered light duty press machines. If the machine press has a vertical frame with a top that hands towards the front which houses a driving mechanism and ram control, the front face which looks like a work table can be called “horn,” giving the machine the name “horning press.”

Power Sources for CNC Press Machines

CNC press machines are powered by three main mechanisms, leading to the names Hydraulic Press, Machine Press and the Pneumatic Press. Here we discuss common uses for each type of machine.

The hydraulic press, which has been around for a long time, uses a hydraulic cylinder to generate compression force required to shape the metal. Common applications for hydraulic presses include forging, clinching, stamping, vacuum and laminating, transfer pressing molding, blanking, punching, deep drawing and metal forming. Hydraulic presses are efficient power presses that deliver a level of force that mechanical and pneumatic presses can’t duplicate.  A machine press uses mechanical features to generate force. This is similar to when a blacksmith uses a hammer to shape metal. Typical applications for the machine press include the punch press, stamping press, capping press and the press brake which bends metal into shape. Of course, there are many more applications for this common type of machine. A pneumatic press is powered by compressed air or compressed gas. They are often a low cost, more flexible and safer alternative to eclectic motors and actuators. Many shops already have pneumatic systems like air brakes, air compressors and vacuum pumps which makes adding a pneumatic press an attractive idea if the part application fits.

How to Get the Most Value from a Partnership with Us

Let us get to know you so that we can provide you with the best possible service. We want to be your partner both for selling and buying any used machine presses.  The better we understand your business, the better we can provide you with solutions. Buying and selling CNC’s is a critical part of your business, and your most likely to get great deals when you have a partner you can trust.

When you call or email us, details that help us help you include answers to the following questions:

    • What is your primary industry?
    • What kinds of materials do your currently fabricate on press machines?
    • What type of parts (size, kinds) do your currently make?
    • How many, what kinds and brands of CNC machine presses do you have?
    • Are you satisfied with the CNC press machine brands that you currently have?
    • If you could afford anything, what types of CNC press machines would you like to have?
    • What kinds of parts do you think your company will be making in 3 years?
    • Why are you considering selling or buying a used CNC press machine?
    • What is your budget for buying a press machine? (If any.)

No matter where you are in your buying journey, we can help you upgrade your shop’s technology and increase the overall output of your manufacturing production. Our team is constantly working on bringing more used press machines to market, buying and refurbishing machines, and we want to keep you informed when the right kind of equipment for you becomes available.

Contact one of our used CNC press machine specialists today to get started. Our phone number is 844.262.6789 or contact us online by filling out a quick form. We are located in Florida and our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM EST.