Bending News

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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Wilson Tool celebrates 50 years in business

May 19, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, will mark its 50th year in business on June 2, 2016. The company was founded by Ken and Ruth Wilson as The Wilson Tool Co. in a basement shop in St....

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D&S Mfg. adds double-initial-pinch angle roll

May 12, 2016

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has acquired a new 308HV4 Carell double-initial-pinch angle roll. The machine increases the company’s roll bending capabilities. While existing fabrication equipment allows D&S to roll parts up to 10 ft. long, the new machine increases the company’s...

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Schwarze-Robitec restructures sales department

May 4, 2016

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec, Cologne, Germany, has named Heike Ahlers as sales and marketing manager and has announced the retirement of former Sales Manager Jürgen Korte. Ahlers joined the company in 2013. She was significantly involved in 2015 with the opening of the...

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Perfection Global, FMA to host press brake workshop May 4-5

May 3, 2016

Perfection Global and Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) will conduct a hands-on press brake training workshop May 4-5 at Perfection Global’s machinery showroom in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Attendees will receive expert instruction and coaching on proper metal...

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DeWys Mfg. adds panel bending capabilities

April 25, 2016

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a Salvagnini P2-Lean panel bender at its facility in Marne, Mich. The machine features an automatic tool changer, Mac (material attitude correction) 2.0, and electric-driven actuators. Its upper and lower bend blades allow bends from -135 to...

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EVS Metal acquires power press brake with automation

April 14, 2016

Metal fabrication, machining, and finishing shop EVS Metal Inc. has added an Amada EG 6013 power press brake with automation to its Riverdale, N.J., manufacturing facility. The machine uses a 6-axis robot that automatically sets itself up with the correct tools to create the required bends, even in...

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Mac-Tech to host press brake bending seminar May 19-20

April 13, 2016

Mac-Tech Inc., a metal fabricating equipment distributor and service provider, will host a 1½-day press brake bending seminar, taught by bending guru Steve Benson, May 19-20 at its headquarters in Milwaukee. The event will include live demonstrations and technical presentations on press brake...

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Trilogy Machinery named exclusive North American distributor for SweBend

March 24, 2016

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been appointed as the new exclusive North American distributor for SweBend angle and section bending rolls, plate rolls, and specialty machinery. The entire staff at SweBend, based in Hässleholm, Sweden, comprises former employees from Roundo, also in...

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Davi delivers angle roll to steel fabricator

March 4, 2016

Davi has announced that a large steel fabricator in Germany has installed a Davi angle roll for bending beams up to 10 by 8 in. and pipes. The company previously purchased two plate rolls for bending plates up to 25/32...

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Wilson Tool to host Press Brake Training & Technology Summit on April 6

February 25, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, will hold a free Press Brake Training & Technology Summit on Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at its headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minn....

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JMT USA names Midwestern regional sales manager

January 29, 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah-based JMT USA, a provider of metal fabrication machinery including high-precision press brakes and plate rolls, has hired Ron Backhaus to serve as Midwestern regional sales manager. Backhaus has focused mainly on plate rolls in the metal forming industry since 2004. Before...

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Lang Tube Tec names International Technologies as U.S. partner

January 12, 2016

Lang Tube Tec GmbH, a manufacturer of electric tube and pipe bending machines based in Germany, has selected International Technologies Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., as a U.S. sales and service partner. Lang Tube Tec provides a variety of bending machines for carbon steel, stainless steel,...

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EHRT North America to distribute EHRT Maschinenbau products

January 5, 2016

EHRT North America, affiliate of Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc. and Southern States Machinery Inc., has assumed distribution of EHRT Maschinenbau GmbH products, including punching and bending machines for copper busbar, in North America. EHRT North America is administered from Harrisburg, Pa. Karl...

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ShelterLogic acquires Arrow Sheds

December 15, 2015

Engineered shelter manufacturer ShelterLogic, based in Watertown, Conn., has acquired Arrow Sheds LLC, Breese, Ill., a manufacturer of outdoor steel storage sheds. Arrow also has production/distribution facilities in Haskell, N.J., and Fontana, Calif., as well as international sales management...

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Pacific Press Technologies celebrates 70th anniversary

December 14, 2015

Pacific Press Technologies Inc., Mt. Carmel, Ill., celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2015. The company began during World War II by building the first hydraulic press brake in the U.S. Today the company offers presses, press brakes, and shears for hydraulic metal...

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