Bending Products

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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Gel formulated for bending of large-diameter tube

June 24, 2016

IRMCO GEL® 986-00D is designed for bending tubing up to 8 in. dia. made from 304, 409, and 439 stainless steels and mild steels. It can be applied through the mandrel or manually by swabbing. The gel contains no chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur, boron, or zinc-containing EP/AW additives. It also...

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40-ton electric press brake offers 60-in. working length

June 8, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced the Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus, a compact, high-speed, 40-ton electric press brake. The machine, which offers a working length of 60 in., features a precision 4-axis backgauge and the Touch-B touchscreen CNC. The press brake is designed to bend parts at 59 IPM. The ram...

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Swing ear sets help simplify removal of parts from press brakes

June 6, 2016

Wilson Tool International® offers swing ear sets for removing parts from press brakes. Suitable for bending boxes with four sides and return flanges, the swing ears are available in most profiles for American-, European-, and WT-style punches. With the addition of swing ears, the punch does not...

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Servo-drive press brake features two angle measuring systems

April 25, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. offers the new TruBend series 5000 press brake equipped with on-demand servo drive with four-cylinder drive technology. The servo drive offers quiet operation and consumes energy only during the bending process. The machine features two angle measuring systems. Automatically...

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Control system allows bending machine network creation

March 31, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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Software connects all data, processes involved in bent part production

March 30, 2016

Aicon 3D Systems has launched BendingStudio 3.0 software. It connects all data and processes involved in bent part manufacturing, from production and process planning to manufacturing and quality control, with emphasis on metrological processes. The setup of inspection plans is separated from...

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Press brake tooling enables up to 40-degree bending with no marking

March 22, 2016

Mate offers CleanBend™ forming technology press brake tooling dies. Rotating supports within the tooling allow bending of delicate and standard materials up to 40 degrees with little or no marking. The dies are designed for bending short flanges; bending a flange to a diagonal sharp or...

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All-electric press brakes available in three sizes

March 21, 2016

JMT has developed the EB series all-electric press brakes. The machines are available in three sizes. The EB 2512 has a 4-ft. bending length and 28 tons of bending force. The EB 5020 has a 6-ft. 10-in. bending width with 56 tons of bending force. The EB 10030 has a 10-ft. 1-in. maximum bending...

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Small press brake delivers 66 tons of bending force

February 29, 2016

JMT has introduced the ADR 1260 4-ft. multiaxis press brake. It provides 66 tons of bending force and includes the DT-10 CNC for precision and ease of operation. Featuring a small footprint and a 49-in. bending length, the press brake offers a CNC X-axis backgauge, Euro/American-style punch...

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Control system allows creation of bending machine network

February 19, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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Electric tube bender has 6.5-in., three-stack capability

January 18, 2016

Lang Tube Tec GmbH has introduced the 160CNC-EMR automatic tube bending machine. The multiradius bending machine, which handles a maximum tube OD of 6.5 in., can bend three stacks with 1xD bending capability in stainless steel. The bender has 13 CNC axes, including interpolation for cycle time...

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Automatic tube bending system offers flexible production

January 18, 2016

The DB 622-CNC t-bend mandrel bending machine from transfluid® is a fully automatic system for tube processing. The unit, which has no corners or edges, is completely encased in a round design. The compact design and integrated safety housing around the machine allow operation with a separate...

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Press brake tooling engineered with beveled punch tang

January 8, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced bevel tang-style tooling for Amada® press brakes. The tooling is engineered with a beveled punch tang for press brakes featuring Amada One Touch® punch holders. The tooling includes a variety of punches, dies, and accessories available in segmented,...

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Automated tool-changing press brake stores tooling in the machine

December 17, 2015

Featuring automated tool-changing capabilities, the ToolCell 150-ton, 10-ft. press brake from LVD Strippit offers an integrated tooling storage housed in the machine. Tools are placed automatically, eliminating manual tooling adjustments. While the operator is preparing parts for the next job, the...

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Panel bending machine has additional vertical axis for part manipulator

December 15, 2015

TRUMPF has introduced the new TruBend Center 5030, the company’s first panel bending machine. With a bending length of 10 ft., the semiautomatic machine is suitable for bending thin sheets. The operator inserts the material against the backgauge, and the 2-axis part manipulator performs all...

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