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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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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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Eagle supplies pipe bending equipment for nuclear application

November 6, 2007

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd., Brantford, Ont., a designer and manufacturer of tube bending and end forming products, recently supplied equipment for a nuclear application. The company provided a 5-in.-capacity, multiradius bender; a heavy-duty rotary swager; and all of the associated tooling...

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SAF West adds chief of production at California facility

October 9, 2007

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing) has added David Simonsen as the first chief of production at its SAF West facility in Redding, Calif.Simonsen has overall responsibility for the facility's production operations, including fabrication of aluminum sheet and extrusions. His duties include...

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HMT Inc. appointed as exclusive U.S. distributor for CSM

October 9, 2007

Horn Machine Tools Inc. (HMT), Madera, Calif., has been appointed as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Chiao Sheng Machinery Co. Ltd. (CSM), Taiwan. HMT provides service and technical support for all CSM products, including its complete line of tube bending and fabricating equipment.HMT is a...

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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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LAI named on Inc.list of fastest-growing companies

October 9, 2007

Inc. Magazinenamed LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of contract manufacturing services, to its inaugural list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The magazine ranks companies based on revenue growth from 2003 through 2006.LAI's revenue jumped more than 76...

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TRUMPF acquires 100 percent of AFM, Canada

October 3, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007, TRUMPF Inc. acquired 100 percent of Advanced Fabricating Machinery (AFM), Canada. AFM was formed July 1, 1997 by TRUMPF Inc. and Robert Watson as an equal joint venture.AFM, under the continued leadership of Robert Watson, will serve the Canadian market as a sales and spare parts...

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W.A. Whitney names distributors

September 11, 2007

W.A. Whitney, a division of MegaFab, Rockford, Ill., has appointed Weller Machinery Co. as exclusive distributor for its fabricating machines in Wisconsin and named Capital Machine Technologies as its exclusive distributor in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee,...

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Unison completes environmental and quality accreditation

August 7, 2007

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has achieved ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system and ISO 9001 accreditation for its quality-management systems.The company designs and manufactures all-electric tube bending...

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TRUMPF names new distributors

June 12, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named its machine tool distributors for Louisiana and Michigan.The Hampton Co., Plano, Texas, represents the company's line of fabricating machines in Louisiana, and BGI, Grand Blanc, Mich., serves as distributor for Michigan in the counties of Bay, Saginaw,...

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LAI Southwest adds precision bending

May 8, 2007

LAI Southwest, Phoenix, has added precision bending to its metalworking capabilities with a 90-ton press brake.The CNC-controlled press brake is capable of producing complex, multiple bends in full metal sheets and parts. Typical steel components include brackets, frames, panels, and enclosures.The...

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TRUMPF supports science center exhibit

May 8, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., is supporting an innovative new exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center. Now under construction in Hartford and set to open in fall 1008, the center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing science education.The company is donating $100,000 to help build...

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UTE appoints sales manager

May 8, 2007

Universal Tool and Engineering Inc. (UTE), Johnson City, Tenn., has appointed Rick Ott as sales manager. He is responsible for national and international sales.Ott has more than 25 years' experience in the tube and pipe fabricating industry. He worked for several domestic and international bender...

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TRUMPF opens manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico

April 10, 2007

TRUMPF has opened a new sales, service, demonstration, and production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The 6,400-sq.-meter production building uses the company's state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing techniques to produce frames for its machinery.The company has invested more than $10 million...

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TRUMPF names product manager, bending

April 10, 2007

as the new product manager for bending (press brake) products. Simpson is responsible for the company's TruBend product line of precision press brakes, including BendMaster press brake automation.Before his promotion to product manager, Simpson was a sales engineer for the company's automation...

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