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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Automatic panel bender provides part flexibility

December 6, 2016

TRUMPF has introduced the TruBend Center 7030 automatic bending cell. The machine turns the parts automatically to form short side lengths; small profiles; and parts with formed sections, recesses, diverse radii, or multiple negative bends. The patented, 2-axis part manipulator secures the sheet...

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Online product advises press brake users on tooling choices

December 6, 2016

Wila offers the Tool Advisor, an engineering product that helps users choose press brake tools online that are best suited to their specific bending needs. If the required tool is unavailable as a standard, the user can design a special tool and order it online. The product can be used in two...

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Pneumatic toolholders employ self-locking clamping

December 6, 2016

Wila has introduced New Standard premium toolholders for top and bottom tooling, based on a patented self-locking clamping mechanism. Tools are clamped using air pressure, allowing for fast clamping and unclamping. Tool segments are clamped and positioned individually using clamping pins, which are...

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Press brake bending basics: Proper measurement of formed parts

December 6, 2016 | By Steve Benson

Measuring hems, acute angles, and unparallel flanges isn’t difficult—if you have the right tools and dimensional information, and you know how to use both properly.

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Press brake available up to 600 tons

November 30, 2016

LAG-Rainer S.r.l. offers the G-Top press brake in models from 60 to 600 tons. The 6-axis machine comes in tandem and tridem versions.Features include a G-Flex deflection compensation system, G-CS active crowning system, safety system, touchscreen NC, sliding motorized front supports, 4-axis...

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Tube bender switches from clockwise to counterclockwise bending

November 18, 2016

Transfluid offers the t bend DB 630 CNC bending machine for pipes up to 1.65 in. dia. While the machine usually processes the parts in a clockwise direction, it can be converted to counterclockwise bending for smaller diameters.For the processing of smaller pipe diameters, a quick change of the...

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What makes an air bend sharp on the press brake?

November 16, 2016

Press brake operators use rules of thumb when it comes to determining sharp bends. But what truly determines the point at which a bend turns sharp is the relationship between the punch nose radius, the tonnage required to form, and the shear strength of the material.

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Adaptive bending system handles large profiles

November 15, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced Synchro-Form adaptive bending technology, an integrated feature of the Synchro-Form series press brake. The technology automatically maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile when handling, positioning, and bending large parts with multiple bends....

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Press brakes feature hydraulic crowning system

November 4, 2016

Megafab has introduced the Piranha line of press brakes. The WPH and WPB models feature the EasyCrown™ hydraulic crowning system, which eliminates guesswork and rework by compensating automatically for deflection through hydraulic cylinders in the brake’s bed. The operator programs the part,...

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How adjustable V dies streamline plate bending

October 27, 2016 | By David Bishop

The latest advances in adjustable V dies have finally brought the kind of flexibility to plate bending that those in the precision sheet metal arena have enjoyed for years.

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Press brake bending: The meanings of the technical words mean everything

October 24, 2016 | By Steve Benson

As parts become more complicated and our machines get more sophisticated and precise, there is a real need to be much more precise in our trade-related language.

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Hydraulic press brakes introduced

October 17, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced the PPED series of hydraulic press brakes. They feature a multiaxis backgauge, CNC crowning system, and a 15-in. version of the manufacturer’s Touch-B graphical icon-driven CNC. The press brakes, which offer rigid construction and servo-controlled hydraulic systems,...

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Horn Machine Tools, Omni-X MX form strategic alliance in Mexico

October 11, 2016

Madera, Calif.-based tube bending machine manufacturer Horn Machine Tools Inc. and Omni-X MX S. de R.L. de C.V. have entered into an exclusive sales and service alliance for Mexico and South America.Located in Querétaro, Mexico, Omni-X MX manufactures tooling for tube bending and tube end forming...

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Tube bender bends random-length tube components in single step

October 11, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 80 E TB MR tube bending machine, developed for the series production of tube systems, commonly used in the automotive industry.A disconnecting device integrated into the bending tool makes it possible to bend and separate tube components at random lengths in a single...

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Operator talent: The heart of the plate and angle rolling business

October 11, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Plate and angle rolling remains extremely dependent on operator skill. According to a U.S. roll shop roundtable discussion held at a Davi angle rolling event in Italy, that skill really is what sets a custom rolling operation apart.

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