March 23, 2017
Wilson Tool International® has introduced Express Air, a new press brake clamp for bending applications. It gives sheet metal fabricators an air-powered option for clamping and seating front and back tools simultaneously with the touch of a button. This quick-change technology allows fabricators...
March 21, 2017
Wilson Tool International® has introduced Express Crowning, a new system to help control deflection or the “canoe effect” in press brake applications more than 4 ft. long. The system gives fabricators the flexibility to fine-tune the deflection-compensating curve of the unit to overcome the...
March 16, 2017By: Safandarley BV
Features include: Full electric drive, more than 30% higher productivity, up to 50% energy saving, low CO2 emissions, no harmful hydraulic oil, noiseless operation, and full working length backgauge - User friendly touch screen control.
March 3, 2017 | By Tim Heston
A press brake manufacturer uncovers an alternative to the conventional C-frame design. According to the company, the modular design eliminates the need for a conventional crowning system and makes machine installation easier.
March 2, 2017 | By Steve Benson
Do the rules of precision bending apply to heavy plate fabrication? Of course they do. After all, it’s really just a matter of scale.
February 24, 2017 | By Kate Bachman
Weaver Fabrication & Finishing gauges its bent parts' quality before they're even formed--from ensuring that its material is to spec to measuring that the dimensions, thickness, stiffness, and edge quality of the parts it bends on its new press brake machine are to its customers' specs. Here is how the manufacturer does it.
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.