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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Davi delivers large-capacity plate roll to wind tower manufacturer

October 23, 2012

Davi has installed a four-roll plate roller with a capacity of 4,000 by 145 mm at Bladt, Denmark's largest wind energy fabricating company. The machine cold-rolls monopiles for offshore wind towers. The machine is automated via iRoll, available at the Apple Store and running on iPad®. It is...

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Cold bending machine processes large quantities with short setup times -

Cold bending machine processes large quantities with short setup times

October 22, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 220 HD MW tube and profile cold bending machine. It is designed for bending large quantities of many different tube types, such as for shipbuilding, chemical industry, or power plant construction applications. Using multiple bending tools, the machine processes...

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LVD Strippit names manufacturing manager, assembly supervisor

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment in Akron, N.Y., has announced additions to its manufacturing management team. Lieven Decloedt has been named to the position of manufacturing manager. In this role, he is responsible for leading all machine shop, assembly, and manufacturing...

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A plate rolling primer -

A plate rolling primer

October 12, 2012


The FABRICATOR talks with Jeff Visser, production managers at Avon, Mass.-based BEPeterson, about the basics of plate rolling operation. Plate rolling is part art, part science. It requires skill, and not just anyone can do the job right.

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Bending for the internal customer -

Bending for the internal customer

October 12, 2012


Freeing a bending bottleneck can backfire if it simply creates a severe bottleneck downstream. Bending throughput may increase, but overall throughput--the metric that really matters--may not. That’s why the best bending automation considers not only the bending department but also the throughput of the entire plant.

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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SMGT Ltd. takes delivery of Hydrapower press brake

October 1, 2012

Hydrapower Intl. Inc., Marco Island, Fla., has delivered a 3,000-ton by 44-ft. press brake to SMGT Ltd., an investment group based in Singapore. The machine was shipped to the new SMGT joint venture company in northern Louisiana. It will be assembled in October and commence production of newly...

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Stainless steel tube bends easily -

Stainless steel tube bends easily

September 27, 2012

Classic Tube offers stainless tubing made in U.S. mills from U.S. strip stainless steel made exclusively for its products. SAE and ASTM specifications are used to create stainless that is soft enough to avoid cracks during flaring or crimps during bending. The tubing performs and lasts as well...

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Wilson Tool acquires Toolspress

September 24, 2012

Wilson Tool Intl., Swindon, U.K., manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Italian press brake tooling manufacturer Toolspress, Parma, Italy....

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The Schaeffer Group USA signs exclusive agreement with Satis HVAC

September 5, 2012

The Schaeffer Group USA, Stugis, Mich., has signed an agreement with machinery manufacturer Satis HVAC Group Ltd., giving The Schaeffer Group exclusive rights to market and sell Satis HVAC equipment throughout North America. The Schaeffer Group produces fin lines, expanders, and tube benders for...

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Press brake includes comprehensive bending database -

Press brake includes comprehensive bending database

September 4, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will introduce new products to its laser, bending, and software product lines and demonstrate the Xpert press brake, equipped with new features, at FABTECH. According to the company, the press brake includes the world's most comprehensive database in material bend allowances and...

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Bending basics: Dissecting bend deductions and die openings -

Bending basics: Dissecting bend deductions and die openings

September 3, 2012


Changing the die opening can dramatically change results during air forming. In precision sheet metal fabrication, choosing the correct die opening should not be a guessing game.

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Bystronic names direct sales engineer

August 28, 2012

Matthew Meade has joined Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., as direct sales engineer for the Kansas-Missouri territory. Meade has 20 years of metal fabrication experience, having served in engineering, plant, and upper-level management roles for OEM and job shop manufacturing companies. He has a...

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High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once -

High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once

July 31, 2012

AddisonMckee has designed an EB28HS4 electrically powered and hydraulically operated, CNC tube bending machine for a manufacturer of flow control products. The high-speed machine accepts tubing up to 1.10 in. dia. bending up to six components at a time. The setup incorporates four or six sets...

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Software designed for press brake applications -

Software designed for press brake applications

July 30, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released SigmaBEND AP™ press brake software. Incorporating the unfolding functionality of AutoPol™ from FCC Software AB, it automatically recognizes bend information stored in both 2-D and 3-D CAD files. Users have direct, seamless access to SolidWorks®...

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