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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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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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste - TheFabricator.com

Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste

April 23, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a new separator integrated directly into the bending tool for bending and separating in one stage. To allow bending of short components, the parts to be bent generally are extended artificially with span and supporting lengths. After bending, the additional...

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Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson - TheFabricator.com

Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson

April 19, 2012

Ermak USA has installed an Ermak tandem press brake at Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. in Mobile, Ala. The 48-ft. by 2,000-ton Speedbend press brake can form plates up to 48 ft. and up to 0.75 in. thick. The machine is equipped with the company's Delem 66 controller for offline and online...

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Siemens installs plate bending roll from Cole-Tuve

April 12, 2012

Siemens Industry Inc. has installed a Virli model 4RS-10-620 four-roll hydraulic plate bending roll with a capacity of 10 ft. by 2.75 in. Manufactured by Sahinler Metal Makina and distributed by Cole-Tuve Inc., White Marsh, Md., the large machine was partially disassembled after factory assembly...

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Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house - TheFabricator.com

Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house

April 12, 2012

Ermaksan held an open house Feb. 29-March 1 at its new plant in Bursa, Turkey, to introduce the Fibermak fiber laser cutting machine and the Evo II hybrid press brake. Two hundred guests from 90 companies in 40 countries attended the event. According to comments at the event from Ahmet Ozkayan,...

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LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer

April 12, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has named Dean Arneson to the position of sales engineer. Based in Andover, Minn., he is responsible for the sale of the company's sheet metal and plate working machines and software in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and northern Iowa. Arneson worked...

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Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic to open new headquarters in Illinois

April 12, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will host the grand opening of its new North American headquarters May 3-4, 2012. The 48,300-sq.-ft. building, located in Elgin, Ill., has a 10,000-sq.-ft. office, 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom, and 24,300-sq.-ft. spare parts and logistics area. In addition to being the company's...

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Justifying a robotic press brake - TheFabricator.com

Justifying a robotic press brake

April 3, 2012

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Robotic press brakes may offer higher productivity and better profitability--much of which is achieved by running the press brake lights-out at top speed. In some cases, robotic press brakes can reduce per-piece costs by almost half. Still, robotic press brakes aren’t for every application.

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