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.
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...
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...
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,...
February 6, 2017By: 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.
January 31, 2017By: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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...
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.
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...
January 3, 2017
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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...