Bending

The bending technology area includes all manner of machines and processes for bending sheet metal, including press brakes, folders, panel benders, corner formers, ironworkers, notchers, orbital formers, and roll benders. It also has information on accessories such as gauging and backgauging systems.

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Press brakes designed for simplified operation

December 17, 2014

The TruBend Series 3000 press brake from TRUMPF Inc. features a new closed-frame design that provides high rigidity for improved precision. The backgauges can move across the entire length of the machine bed, enabling unrestricted use when bending at the ends of the machine. Automatic CNC crowning...

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Pass it on

December 12, 2014

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Ron Covell’s 50-year career manually building autobodies for street rods, dragsters, and motorcycles is impressive, to say the least. But he doesn’t plan on hoarding all of the expertise he’s garnered over the years. His latest passion, of the last 20 years anyway, has been sharing information in his traveling workshops to current or up-and-coming autobody enthusiasts. It’s what he hopes is his longest and most impactful legacy.

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Press brake bends variety of parts

December 10, 2014

The TruBend 5130 press brake from TRUMPF handles a variety of parts. Whether parts are large or small, complex or simple, the patented ACB® measuring technique helps ensure that bending angles are correct from the start, the company states. Programming can be performed with TruTops Bend...

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Unison appoints ITEC as sales and service partner in U.S.

December 8, 2014

Unison Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K., has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, as its new sales and service partner in the U.S. Unison offers all-electric machines for bending tube and pipe from less than 1 in. to 9 in....

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Millerbernd Mfg. Co. expands capabilities with Davi plate roll

December 5, 2014

Millerbernd Mfg. Co., Winsted, Minn., has expanded its plate rolling capabilities with the installation of a Davi MAV N-30 CNC plate roll. One of the largest plate rolling machines in the Midwest, according to the company, the machine rolls plates from 0.5 to 4 in. thick in widths up to 10 ft....

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J&S Machine named as exclusive U.S. distributor for Mackma nonmandrel benders

December 3, 2014

J&S Machine Inc., Ellsworth, Wis., has been named as the exclusive U.S. distributor for a line of nonmandrel benders produced by Mackma Srl, Piedimonte S Germano, Italy. Mackma produces bending machines with capacities from 1.33 to 11.8 in. These benders allow for right and left bending on the...

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Electric press brake made for small parts bending

December 1, 2014

LVD Strippit offers the Dyna-Press, a compact, portable, high-speed electric press brake designed for bending small parts. Rapid acceleration and deceleration of the electrical servo-driven ram delivers bending speeds up to 59 IPM to handle maximum bend lengths up to 33 in. and 12-ton bending...

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Press brake display moves on beam to correct bending location

November 19, 2014

Haco has introduced a new concept for press brake controllers: SyncView, a dynamic display located on the beam that moves horizontally to the correct bending location. The tablet screen is positioned automatically where the workpiece is being worked on by the operator, allowing the operator to...

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Press brake tooling introduced

November 11, 2014

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new line of press brake tooling. The XPT series tooling is compatible with existing Wila® NSCL ll type hydraulic clamping and tooling systems. It offers users flexibility to expand on existing tooling systems. The RF-A series tooling offers an increased open...

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Bender produces formed ridge caps

November 3, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has introduced the Bradbury Formed Ridge Cap Bender. Featuring a hydraulic powered press, the robust bender produces formed ridge caps with pitches up to 4 on 12. Multiple profile dies are...

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Where is your press brake tooling?

October 30, 2014

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An organized workspace is an efficient workspace. Press brake technicians should have all the tools they need to perform a changeover. Unlabeled punches and dies, stored haphazardly on a rack, on the floor, or in boxes, only make their jobs harder.

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Long folders bend variety of shapes

October 28, 2014

Roper Whitney has introduced the Automax series of long folders. The line comprises three machines. The Automax BZ offers the maximum amount of free space around the beams and handles mild steel up to 16 ga. The Automax bends mild steel up to 9 ga., and the Automax 180 can bend up and down....

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Ratchet tube bender kit is portable

October 27, 2014

Uniweld Products offers the CrossBow™ ratchet tube bender for precision bending up to 90 degrees on soft copper and aluminum tubing. The low-friction mandrels and rotating side support blocks provide precision bending in restricted spaces. The bender works on tube ODs of 0.375, 0.5, 0.625,...

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Keeping safe while bending parts fast on a press brake

October 20, 2014

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Customers want parts right away, and newer laser cutting technology is producing parts quicker than ever before. If a fabricator wants the bending department to keep up, it needs press brakes that can bend parts quickly. Even with the increased bending productivity, however, fabricators don’t have to sacrifice safety.

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Hydraulic drive technology allows energy savings in tube processing

October 15, 2014

A new development from transfluid has improved the efficiency of hydraulic drives for tube processing. According to the company, the technology allows energy savings up to 70 percent. The manufacturer implements the controls on the hydraulic pumps using servomotors. The speed and thus the volume...

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