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AMS Controls installs folding machine safety/guarding system at Westman Steel

March 25, 2015

AMS Controls, Maryland Heights, Mo., has upgraded a Jorns folding machine with a Pathfinder controller and Lazer Safe package for Westman Steel in Cambridge, Ont. According to AMS Controls, the Lazer Safe for Pathfinder system is the only one designed specifically for folding machine...

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Cidan Machinery expands into Central, South America

August 12, 2013

Cidan Machinery has expanded from Peachtree City, Ga., into Central and South America. The company offers folders, shears, and coil processing equipment, as well as training and...

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Four-roll machine's overhead support lifts 100 tons

March 6, 2013

Davi has supplied a four-roll machine that it says is the largest in the world with the heaviest overhead support ever made. The overhead support is able to lift 100 tons — the equivalent of an Airbus...

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Davi earns highest quality degree from ThyssenKrupp

January 24, 2013

Following annual supplier evaluations, ThyssenKrupp has assigned an A rating, the highest supplier degree, to Davi, Dallas. ThyssenKrupp purchased four Davi plate rolls in 10 years for its facility in South America. The company uses the machines, with 2.95-in.-thick capacity, to bend the...

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Wilson Tool establishes new Spanish website

January 22, 2013

Wilson Tool International, a maker of tooling for sheet metal manufacturing, White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of a new version of its website at The website offers simple navigation through tooling systems and services available locally....

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Robotic grit-blast system's turntable holds 1,000 lbs.

January 9, 2013

Guyson Corp. has introduced an extended-height robotic grit-blast machine with a 72- by 72-in. work envelope and pressure-blast media delivery for precision surface preparation applications in the aerospace industry, including composite structures. The model RB-72 uses a FANUC M-20iA robot as a...

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Folding out the waste

September 9, 2011 | By David Prokop

Over the past decade metal folding technology has evolved significantly. Years ago most considered the process optimal only for large, unwieldy workpeices. But with fast, servodriven folding beams that can bend in both the positive and negative direction, the situation has changed dramatically.

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New technology developments in the fold

November 1, 2010 | By David Prokop

Bidirectional bending was a big step forward in the capabilities of folding machines. However, the technology continues to advance with the emergence of faster folding speeds, more tooling flexibility, wider working envelopes, and more specialized folding capabilities.

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Folding machine supports standard and up-and-down bending

May 3, 2010

International Technologies Inc. has introduced the Schröder Evolution series folding machine. Supporting either standard or up-and-down bending, the machine is available in thicknesses of 11 ga. to 0.25 in. and lengths from 100 to 198 in. Features include integrated front gauging, automatic tool...

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KO'ing keystrokes

August 1, 2009 | By Tim Heston

A transformer manufacturer completely automates folding machine programming.

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Folding technology advancements

July 14, 2009 | By David Prokop

Today's folding technology can help bring a new level of efficiency and capability to a metal forming operation. Among the enhancements in modern folding systems are increased automation and gauging capabilities and the ability to fold an even wider range of materials.

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Single beam system folds negative

Bending up and down, no flipping required

July 15, 2008 | By Rick Wester

Folding advancements allow a single beam to fold in both positive, negative directions.

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Heavy bending

January 15, 2008 | By Ron Backhaus, Robert Stasalovich

When bending material thicker than 10-gauge, at least two operators are needed to handle the plate, and manipulating it for various bends can be a strenuous work, not to mention a serious safety hazard for the operators. That's heavy stuff, and for these large-workpiece applications, a folding machine can step up to the plate.

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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