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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Box and pan brake is heaviest of 16-ga. models - TheFabricator.com

Box and pan brake is heaviest of 16-ga. models

July 9, 2012

Woodward-Fab has introduced the new model Boss 16 box and pan brake with a 0.0625-in. thickness capacity. The 4-ft. brake is the heaviest 16-ga. brake in the world, according to the company, with an extra-heavy frame and thick fingers. It is suitable for both automotive and industrial...

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Automated plate rolling

Plate rolling rolls on

June 29, 2012

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Advanced controls make a highly variable process more predictable Abstract: Experience still is important when it comes to plate rolling. But the more knowledge industry has gained about the materials being rolled, the more “intelligent” plate roll systems have become.

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Super Steel to host job fair

June 28, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, will host a job fair on Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is hiring the following positions for all shifts: welders setup, welders craftsmen, laser operators, setup brake operators, and electromechanical assemblers. A signing bonus of up to $1,000 is...

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Wilson Tool website launches in multiple languages

June 26, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., has launched a redesigned website at www.wilsontool.com. The new site includes more product information, simplified navigation, and multiple languages. The simultaneous launch of the website in five languages — American and British English,...

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Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides - TheFabricator.com

Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides

June 12, 2012

Preferred Metalfab Inc. has introduced its new box and pan brakes and brake/shear combination machines. The units feature the same options and capacities as the company's other machines, but with removable fingers for bending four or more part sides to make complex and unusual...

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Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems - TheFabricator.com

Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems

June 11, 2012

Salvagnini offers the B3 KinEtic press brake. According to the company, the machine can reach speed and power levels similar to those of a hydraulic press brake while delivering the accuracy of an electric press brake and maintaining the consumption of a hybrid system, all managed by the...

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Albina Pipe Bending launches new website

June 7, 2012

Albina Pipe Bending, a provider of steel bending and fabrication located outside Portland, Ore., has established a website at www.albinapipebending.com that provides fabricators, architects, and engineers with interactive technical tools, online calculators, and reference material to assist with...

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LVD: Improving Bending Quality & Productivity with Angle Measurement Technology 5-17-12

Date: May 17, 2012

Sponsored by LVD Strippit

Length: 60

Webcast details the advantages of using angle measurement technology, how it works and why its application can significantly improve the accuracy and throughput of your bending process by providing consistent bending results.

Champion Tool Storage installs Prima Power press brake

May 16, 2012

Champion Tool Storage, Hood River, Ore., has installed a Prima Power Ep1030 servo-electric press brake, adding capacity to its forming department. The company manufactures toolboxes for industrial, professional, and military users....

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LVD Co. marks 60 years in business

May 14, 2012

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, marks its 60th anniversary in 2012 as a designer and manufacturer of equipment for sheet metal fabrication. The company began producing hydraulic presses in 1952 and today manufactures punching, laser cutting, and forming/bending machinery. In addition to its...

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Pines Technology receives award from Boeing - TheFabricator.com

Pines Technology receives award from Boeing

May 8, 2012

Pines Technology, Westlake, Ohio, has been honored by Boeing Philadelphia for the performance of its CNC tube benders for the V22 Osprey program. The benders are used to make replacement fuel and hydraulic lines for the Osprey. The benders are built in two configurations — one for mobile...

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized with supplier award

May 3, 2012

Lomar Machine & Tool Co., Horton, Mich., has received the Premier Supplier Award in the direct materials category from Eaton Corp. As a direct material supplier, Lomar provides goods used directly in the making of Eaton products. A total of 33 companies were recognized with the award in the...

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COMEQ names vice president of sales - TheFabricator.com

COMEQ names vice president of sales

May 2, 2012

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., the exclusive distributor for Geka, Safan, Primeline, Americor, and Parmigiani fabricating and sheet metal machinery, has announced the appointment of Eric Lenhart as vice president of sales. In this position, he works with staff to foster closer relationships with...

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Big bending jobs lead to high-tonnage press brake - TheFabricator.com

Big bending jobs lead to high-tonnage press brake

May 1, 2012

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When a fabricating operation serves customers in the defense, heavy equipment, mining, and power generation industries, you know they are working with really thick and high- strength material. It's a big job and requires big equipment. It's also the main reason that Merrill Fabricators purchased a 2,000-ton, 38-foot press brake.

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Quick-change tooling enables tube benders to be reconfigured in minutes

April 26, 2012

Unison has launched a quick-change tooling system that speeds tooling changes on its all-electric tube bending machines. Available from Horn Machine Tools, the system covers all of the tooling components on the machine and includes bar code identification to verify the changeover process. On a...

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