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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Bender’s automatic tool change system helps simplify complex tube processing

February 15, 2017

The DB 40120-CNC-VE tube bending machine is available from transfluid. It permits bending radii of 1xD at very low wall thicknesses. All movement axes in this fully electric bending system are synchronized by the sequence control. All parameters can be taken from the CAD, and the corresponding form...

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Davi delivers plate rolling line

February 10, 2017

Davi has delivered a plate rolling line to a home appliance manufacturer in China. The fully automated line is assisted by the CNC iRoll PRO, which manages operations from the sheet load feeding to the final extraction of the finished piece. The 14-ft.-wide, four-roll machine can bend sheet metal...

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Online tool helps press brake operators select correct dies

February 7, 2017

Rolleri has launched an online tool that is designed to combat bad bending practices by helping press brake operators select the correct dies. To use the Bending Solution Tool, available free of charge at www.rolleriusa.com/bending-solution/, the operator inputs the type of material being bent,...

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LVD Strippit Next-generation Adaptive Bending System

LVD Strippit Next-generation Adaptive Bending System

February 6, 2017

By: LVD Strippit

LVD Strippit’s new Synchro-Form is the next leap in adaptive bending. Revolutionary technology that automatically maintains accuracy when bending extra-large parts with multiple bends – reducing production time up to 50%. Learn more.

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Bystronic: Reduce your set-up time by 70%

Bystronic: Reduce your set-up time by 70%

January 31, 2017

By: Bystronic Inc.

The new Xpert Tool Changer’s integrated 6 axis robot and internal tool storage enables operators to quickly change tooling while conducting additional job preparations. It has been developed for users who want to save set-up time and increase productivity.

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A new way to automate sheet metal bending

January 30, 2017 | By Tim Heston

At Minneapolis-based Atlas Manufacturing, a collaborative robot has taken over the mundane task of forming long runs of simple parts.

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Press brake bending basics: Tooling choice when forming aluminum

January 30, 2017 | By Steve Benson

When choosing tools to bend aluminum, as always, you need to consider the naturally floated radius as well as where the bend turns sharp. You also may consider forming certain aluminum grades in the annealed condition.

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Software solves the biggest bending problems for tube fabricators

January 20, 2017 | By Tom Adams

CAD software allows engineers to work up perfect designs, and this is problematic for tube fabricators. If the engineer lacks experience with tube, they tend to develop parts that can't be made, or can't be made economically. Unison has introduced software to deal with this situation.

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Press brake bending basics: Breaking the time barrier

January 9, 2017 | By Steve Benson

Making accurate time estimates requires both complete information about the job at hand as well as technical talent, both in engineering and in press brake operation.

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Electric press brake makes speed transitions without lag times

January 5, 2017

Bystronic’s Xcite 80 E electric press brake is powered by dual electric motors, making it capable of high acceleration and seamless speed transitions without lag times. According to the manufacturer, the machine is 2.5 times faster than a hydraulic press brake in completing comparable bends....

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Press brake’s control system guides users step-by-step through bending process

January 5, 2017

Bystronic offers the Xact Smart press brake. The company’s Bysoft 7 software integrates the press brake seamlessly into the user’s production environment, the company states. The machine incorporates the ByVision Bending control system. The interface uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D...

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Understanding modern press brakes

January 4, 2017 | By Paul LeTang

This overview provides a brief discussion of press drives, crowning systems, and tooling setup found on today's press brakes.

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Automated robotic bending cell produces small, complex parts

January 3, 2017

The EG 6013 AR from Amada combines a servo-electric press brake with a bending robot for producing small, complex parts without the need for human operation. The automated robotic bending cell is engineered for the unattended production of any lot size or part mix. According to the company, the...

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TPJTV: Refurbishing a Modern Aircraft Supercarrier

TPJTV: Refurbishing a Modern Aircraft Supercarrier

January 3, 2017

Learn about the only refueling stop in the 50-year service life of a USN Aircraft supercarrier; the refueling and complex overhaul, or RCOH. Every system gets either overhauled or replaced.

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Automated bending cell bends small parts at 4 sec. per bend

December 22, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has released the TruBend Cell 7000, which the company says is the world’s fastest system for the automated bending of small parts at an average cycle time of 4 sec. per bend. The cell comprises a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, the BendMaster bending robot, the LoadMaster Bend...

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