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Air-powered press brake clamp reduces setup time

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...

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System controls deflection in press brake applications more than 4 ft. long

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...

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SafanDarley: Servo-electronic bending with an E for even bending

SafanDarley: Servo-electronic bending with an E for even bending

March 16, 2017

By: 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.

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Technology Spotlight: Modular design meets the press brake

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.

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Do precision fabrication rules apply to me?

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.

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Ensuring quality bent parts—from sheet to ship

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.

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Bender’s automatic tool change system helps simplify complex tube processing

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...

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Davi delivers plate rolling line

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...

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Online tool helps press brake operators select correct dies

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,...

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LVD Strippit Next-generation Adaptive Bending System

LVD Strippit Next-generation Adaptive Bending System

February 6, 2017

By: 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.

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Bystronic: Reduce your set-up time by 70%

Bystronic: Reduce your set-up time by 70%

January 31, 2017

By: 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.

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A new way to automate sheet metal bending

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.

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Press brake bending basics: Tooling choice when forming aluminum

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.

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Software solves the biggest bending problems for tube fabricators

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.

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Press brake bending basics: Breaking the time barrier

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.

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