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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Bender produces 4,000 hairpins per hour - TheFabricator.com

Bender produces 4,000 hairpins per hour

March 14, 2012

The new SD-VBHB small-diameter vertical hairpin bender from Burr Oak Tool Inc. produces eight parts per cycle for a throughput capacity of up to 4,000 hairpins per hour. The compact machine, with a size reduction of 102 sq. ft. from the previous design, uses less floor space. The new bender...

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AddisonMckee to supply muffler assembly system for Chrysler C platform vehicle - TheFabricator.com

AddisonMckee to supply muffler assembly system for Chrysler C platform vehicle

March 13, 2012

Tube bending and end forming equipment-maker AddisonMckee of Lebanon, Ohio, has been commissioned to manufacture entirely new and rebuilt Eagle equipment for a Michigan exhaust manufacturer to produce the muffler assembly for Chrysler's new C platform vehicle in the U.S. The equipment features...

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Material selection for rotary draw bend tooling - TheFabricator.com

Material selection for rotary draw bend tooling

March 12, 2012

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Understanding substrates and coatings, and how the coated surface interacts with tube or pipe during the bending process, is necessary to finding a cost-effective, capable combination.

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BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager

March 7, 2012

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has announced the appointment of Todd O’Brien as its new southwest region sales manager. In this position, O’Brien is responsible for customer account management and sales of the company's equipment. The...

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Virtual bending, real improvement - TheFabricator.com

Bending software streamlines press brake department

February 28, 2012

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Ben endured the same frustrations many press brake department supervisors face. Operators get a print that doesn’t take the proper bend deductions into account. They fudge it, performing test bend after test bend. Productivity suffers, and the bottleneck ensues. At Ben’s shop, this all was about to change.

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints machine tool product manager

February 22, 2012

Metal fabrication equipment manufacturer Cincinnati Incorporated has named Todd Kirchoff as product manager – machine tool products. A 23-year veteran of the company, he has served as field service engineer, product specialist – press brakes and shears, and manager of direct sales. Kirchoff...

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Faro: Tube Fabrication Made Easy 2-14-12

Date: February 14, 2012

Sponsored by FARO

Length: 60:00

The tube fabrication industry is changing from the older trial-and-error method of manual tube shape inspection and bender setup. In this Webinar you will learn the limitations of the "wooden gage" method, along with the advanced method that allows you to fully qualify tube shapes with inspection reports, connect to and correct CNC benders, and more.

Amada announces grand opening of Dallas facility

February 10, 2012

Amada will celebrate the grand opening of its new Dallas Satellite Center March 7-8. The center will work in conjunction with the Amada Solution Center in Schaumburg, Ill., and the Los Angeles Technical Center in Buena Park, Calif., to provide ongoing access for local and national customers. At...

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Servo-electric press brake introduced - TheFabricator.com

Servo-electric press brake introduced

February 7, 2012

Prima Power has introduced the eP-series press brake. The Electro CNC and servo-electric drive system provide high acceleration, deceleration, and fast response times, the manufacturer reports. The pulley-belt system distributes the force over the whole bending length to prevent upper tool...

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Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons - TheFabricator.com

Press brake series expanded to offer machines up to 700 tons

February 7, 2012

LVD Strippit has expanded its PPEC series of midrange, precision hydraulic press brakes to offer machines up to 700 tons. The higher-tonnage models provide heavier forming capacity and expand the line with machines from 39 tons in bend lengths up to 265 in. The machines are equipped with the...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery to host Machine Tool Madness show

February 2, 2012

Mid Atlantic Machinery will host the Machine Tool Madness show at its Harrisburg, Pa., showroom March 28-29 for welders and fabricators interested in rolling, robotic welding, eliminating secondary operations, and improving bending techniques. Manufacturers at the show will include TRUMPF,...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints new sales manager, expands sales team

February 2, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of metal fabrication equipment in Cincinnati, has appointed John Prevish as sales manager. The appointment is part of the company’s launch of new sales and marketing initiatives, which includes the recent appointments of Matt Garbarino as the company's new...

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Electric coil form machine handles round, flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide, 9.84 ft. long - TheFabricator.com

Electric coil form machine handles round, flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide, 9.84 ft. long

January 26, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc. offers an electric coil form machine for producing bends in single-row coils or multiple single-row coils joined at one end. The machine handles round and flat-tube coils up to 60 in. wide and 9.84 ft. long for large, commercial HVAC/R applications. A single, vertically...

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Roundo AB merges with group of Swedish fabricating companies

January 23, 2012

Roundo AB, Hässleholm, Sweden, a manufacturer of bending rolls, has joined a group of family-owned metal fabricating companies in southern Sweden. This merger gives Roundo direct access to multiple TRUMPF® laser machines, Amada and TRUMPF CNC press brakes, as well as a high-speed plasma burning...

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Semiautomatic mandrel bender has bending capacity to 3-in. round tube, multiple profiles - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic mandrel bender has bending capacity to 3-in. round tube, multiple profiles

January 23, 2012

CML USA has introduced the Ercolina® TM76 mandrel bender with a bending capacity to 3 in. round tube and multiple profiles. It is capable of bends to CLR as small as 1.5D, with USB offering unlimited storage of bend programs, material library, and job information. The machine is suitable...

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