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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Servo-electric press brake features O-frame that reduces vertical deflection

July 16, 2014

CoastOne Oy, Finland, has introduced a new O-frame series of servo-electric press brakes to the North American market through International Technologies Inc. The machine, which is accurate up to ±0.0000787 in., has a frame design that helps reduce vertical deflection and torsion. Sizes vary...

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Bending machine design helps minimize setup time

July 14, 2014

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the CNC 60 E TB MR bending machine. Equipped with multitools, it allows production of different radii, as well as bend-in-bend systems. The machine is suitable for the manufacture of exhaust pipes with a bending radius of 1xD without straight intermediate lengths...

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Bending Basics: The hows and whys of springback and springforward

July 9, 2014

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Why exactly does springback occur, and how can a technician predict it? Press brake guru Steve Benson covers the basic factors.

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Compact 3-D bender can be integrated with robotics

July 9, 2014

Automated Industrial Machinery Inc. (AIM) offers the AFC compact 3-D bender. The small-footprint machine requires a low investment, enabling smaller companies to bring in automation and the larger ones to offset current capacity. Features include standard slip ring technology with unlimited...

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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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Bending machines process plate, sections

June 19, 2014

Schwarze-Robitec offers the Platebender PB series bending machines for plates and Sectionbender SB series bending machines for sections. The plate bending machine processes plates with a material thickness from a fraction of an inch up to 4.92 in. They are equipped optionally with three or four...

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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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Bending tube greener and cleaner

June 9, 2014

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For many, ideas such as green and sustainability are synonymous with recycling, but recycling is just one small part of doing things in a greener way. Minimizing the consumption that later needs to be recycled (waste) is an important aspect, too. Among tube and pipe fabricators, one area that can yield big benefits is lubricant consumption.

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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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Fully automatic pole cutting, bending machine saves processing time

May 29, 2014

Baykal Machinery has designed a fully automatic pole cutting and bending machine. The cutting line has an area of 85.3 by 196.8 ft. and a cutting size of 8.2 by 45.9 ft. According to the company, the machine saves up to 50 percent of the total processing time and works with a 0 percent margin of...

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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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Pipe bending/forming system suitable for tight pipe coils

May 21, 2014

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has incorporated its right-hand/left-hand bending machines into a system designed specifically for tightly coiled pipes. The system eliminates cross-section loss and burrs. A robot places coiled material into a measuring device that enters the coil’s exact...

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