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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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CTL hot rolls 1.57-in.-thick zirconium plate

June 27, 2014

Charles Thompson Ltd. (CTL), South Yorkshire, U.K., has successfully produced a zirconium bundle and header for a TEMA AKU type heat exchanger from a Grade 702, 1.57-in.-thick flat plate. “The challenge was the hot rolling of the zirconium at this thickness, taking into account the...

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Haco Atlantic launches new website

June 23, 2014

Haco Atlantic, Houston, has launched a newly designed website at www.hacoatlantic.com. The site presents the company’s metalworking machinery with large images and product...

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Chicago Metal Fabricators adds 1,500-ton press brake

June 18, 2014

Chicago Metal Fabricators has added an Accurpress 1,500-ton press brake to its factory floor for heavy-duty metal forming The 5-axis, CNC press brake has a bed length of 30 ft., a throat depth of 22 in., and a distance between housings of 26 ft. The company now has two press brakes on its...

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Wilson marks 20th anniversary of press brake tooling division

June 17, 2014

Wilson Tool International is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its press brake tooling division in 2014. Today the company offers standard tooling for European-style setups, its American Precision® and WT Style Precision™ lines, and Exacta conventional press brake tooling. It also offers an...

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Barnshaws first in U.K. to achieve total compliance with EN 1090-1

June 6, 2014

Steel bending company Barnshaws Metal Bending, West Midlands, U.K., has announced that it is prepared for the introduction of mandatory CE Marking for all fabricated structural steelwork on July 1. According to the company, it is the first metal bending firm in the U.K. to have achieved total...

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Davi provides two machines to Exxon Mobil Group company

May 28, 2014

Davi Inc., Dallas, has sold a profile bending machine and a plate roll to a company in the Exxon Mobil Group in North America. The machines will be used to make parts for the extraction of oil from sandy deposits. Because the fields are far away from the city, the Davi remote service system...

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R&B Machining adds staff

May 27, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired Bill Bernard as sales manager – exhaust. In this position he focuses on increasing the company’s sales of tube bending and forming tooling and tube end forming machines and growing its automation business in the target automotive and truck exhaust...

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TRUMPF adds Codatto Intl. to group

April 3, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced the addition of Codatto Intl. S.p.a., Lonigo, Italy, to its TRUMPF Group. The panel bending manufacturer employs 40 people. Its machines, which handle large metal sheets and leave almost no blemishes on the material, are offered as part of the TRUMPF...

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Davi variable-axis plate roll purchased by Edmonton Exchanger

February 27, 2014

Davi has announced the purchase of an MAV 3060 variable-axis plate roll by Edmonton Exchanger, Edmonton, Alb. The machine has a capacity of 10 ft. by 3.25...

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Manufacturing lab presents new learning opportunity for Wisconsin students

February 7, 2014

The Green Bay Area Public School District, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance have announced the development of Bay Link Manufacturing, a high-precision manufacturing learning lab in Green Bay West High School, Green Bay, Wis. The lab provides high school...

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Numalliance announces acquisition of Silfax

January 30, 2014

Numalliance, a manufacturer of CNC bending equipment for tube, wire, and flat stock in Les Vosges, France, has acquired Silfax, Vourles, France. With the acquisition, Numalliance intends to enhance its product offering and increase its visibility in the aerospace industry. Silfax, a...

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Tube bending machines available for rent from transfluid Maschinenbau

December 16, 2013

Tube bending and processing machines producer transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, has established the new "tu go" concept for quick tube processing. The machines in stock for rent vary from compact, portable bending machines such as the t bend MB 642 with bending radii between...

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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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Olicana Products announces expansion

December 2, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube bending company in Ilkley, U.K., has acquired buildings adjacent to its existing premises. The expansion will increase manufacturing space by 30 percent and allow the current workforce to grow and provide higher production efficiency, the company states....

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Olicana names paint shop manager

November 19, 2013

Olicana Products, a tube bending company in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, U.K., has named David Sutcliffe as paint shop manager. He worked previously at Powells. In this position, Sutcliffe is implementing a leaner working system for the five-person team and is putting standard operation procedures into...

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