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.
April 23, 2014
Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...
April 10, 2014By: TRUMPF Inc.
The TruBend Cell 7000 is an automated bending cell comprised of of a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, a BendMaster bending robot and a LoadMaster Bend material handling unit. These elements are expertly coordinated to achieve a cycle time of 4 seconds per bend using TruTops Bend programming software. The TruBend 7000 Cell may also optionally be implemented to change bending tools as part of the automated process.
April 7, 2014
Bystronic offers its Xpert and Xcite press brake series equipped with the ByVision bending control. The control, which includes a database of material bend angles and bend allowances, uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles...
April 3, 2014
TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced the addition of Codatto Intl. S.p.a., Lonigo, Italy, to its TRUMPF Group. The panel bending manufacturer employs 40 people. Its machines, which handle large metal sheets and leave almost no blemishes on the material, are offered as part of the TRUMPF...
April 3, 2014 | By Wim Serruys
In this excerpt from Sheet Metalworking: State of the Art, the concept of adaptive forming, a special form of air bending, is introduced and explained.
April 3, 2014 | By William Q. Tingley III
Properly setting up the tooling on a tube or pipe bender can be a straightforward process, but misunderstandings and shortcuts can lead to poor setups. The wiper die’s rake angle is one such setting. Operators should beware that setting the tool to a specific gap at its trailing edge can lead to inconsistent setups.
March 24, 2014 | By Steve Benson
Press brake setup is a critical part of doing any bending job correctly. By focusing on a few key areas—selection of tools and forming processes, easy-to-understand setup sheets, and ISO documentation—the press brake operator is in a much better position to succeed.
March 17, 2014 | By Tim Heston
BEPeterson, Avon, Mass., used to be a weld shop. Most of the work was seasonal, which isn’t really a solid foundation for growth. The fabricator changed that with a commitment to diversification. Today the company has three unique business units: power utility, medical, and pressure vessels.
March 10, 2014
The Elect XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM Group USA bends tubes up to 6 in. dia. The unit can handle applications with few or no straights between bends and those requiring tight-radius bends. The precise control and positioning of the bender’s electric axes help ensure that optimum...
March 10, 2014 | By Frank Rajk
Bending plate is not a process that metal fabricators consider to be a highly efficient one. The blanks typically are large and awkward to handle. Fortunately, the proper tooling strategies can help.
February 27, 2014
Davi has announced the purchase of an MAV 3060 variable-axis plate roll by Edmonton Exchanger, Edmonton, Alb. The machine has a capacity of 10 ft. by 3.25...
February 26, 2014
Lang Tube Tec offers the 80CNC-EMR, which it says is the world’s first fully electric-powered automatic bending machine to use a lifting table that creates vertical shift of collet rotation and mandrel retract both at the same time. The integrated booster for applying additional pressure on the...
February 26, 2014
Schwarze-Robitec offers a new machine control for CNC pipe bending machines, designed to help reduce auxiliary process time. The company has broken down the bending process and arranged each step synchronously. According to the manufacturer, the control prepares the respectively next working...
February 11, 2014
Wila® USA has introduced the Smart Tool Locator, offered as an option on the company’s New Standard Premium Clamping System for press brakes. The locator uses LED lights integrated in the clamping system to show the operator where to position the tooling. The lights are controlled by the...
February 7, 2014
The Green Bay Area Public School District, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance have announced the development of Bay Link Manufacturing, a high-precision manufacturing learning lab in Green Bay West High School, Green Bay, Wis. The lab provides high school...