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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Finn-Power, Safan dissolve press brake distribution agreement

November 15, 2010

Finn-Power Oy (a company of Prima Industrie Group) located in Kauhava, Finland, and Safan BV, Lochem, Netherlands, have announced the termination of their eight-year press brake distribution agreement effective Jan. 1, 2011. Finn-Power Oy will develop and manufacture its new line of electric and...

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CML USA names new manufacturer's rep - TheFabricator.com

CML USA names new manufacturer's rep

November 8, 2010

CML USA Inc., a manufacturer of tube, pipe, and profile bending and metalworking machinery in Davenport, Iowa, has announced that Mike Tarrant of Tarrant Industrial Marketing now serves as Ercolina's manufacturer's representative. Tarrant is responsible for Texas, Arkansas, and...

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Tube bender

All-electric, multisense tube benders enhance design freedom for OEMs, add flexibility for job shops

October 21, 2010

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Challenged with shorter product life cycles and increased global competition, OEMs and job shops are looking for more flexible design and production equipment. All-electric, multisense tube benders are designed to meet their needs.

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Press brake quick tool change system helps eliminate bad bends - TheFabricator.com

Press brake quick tool change system helps eliminate bad bends

October 18, 2010

Cincinnati Incorporated has introduced a new quick tool change system for Proform and Maxform press brakes, allowing faster setups and helping to eliminate bad bends caused by improperly seated tools. The factory-installed power clamping system bolts directly to the ram and is integrated into...

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Sertom opens North American customer support center

October 11, 2010

TSG North America LLC (The Sertom Group) has expanded its presence in the North American market by opening its newly expanded sales and service center in Roscoe, Ill. The company provides Sertom machines for medium to heavy plate and structural fabrication applications. Equipment includes plate...

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A rundown on rolling machines - TheFabricator.com

A rundown on rolling machines

October 4, 2010

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A metal fabricator needs to know what it will be bending before truly being able to specify what type of plate or sheet roll bending machine it needs.

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Midrange press brake series available in 35- to 50-ton machines - TheFabricator.com

Midrange press brake series available in 35- to 50-ton machines

September 13, 2010

LVD Strippit now offers 35- to 50-ton configurations of its PPEC series of midrange press brakes. The machines achieve bending speeds up to 47 IPM. The Energy Reduction System (ERS) feature helps reduce the cost of operation by offering energy savings of up to 30 percent over comparable designs,...

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CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities - TheFabricator.com

CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities

August 30, 2010

Maruka offers the Chiyoda Kogyo EX series CNC tube benders with Windows® XP-based control system. The modularly designed main body has little interference area. The machine features the performance characteristics of the SP series CNC bending machine, along with extendability and new...

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Milltek Sport installs Unison bending machine

August 23, 2010

Car exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport, Derbyshire, U.K., has installed a new Breeze tube bending machine from Unison, Scarborough, U.K. The machine is Milltek Sport's first all-electric tube bender and provides the company with the ability to bend to tighter radii than its existing hydraulically...

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All-electric tube bender performs left-hand, right-hand, variable radius bending in multistack configuration - TheFabricator.com

All-electric tube bender performs left-hand, right-hand, variable radius bending in multistack configuration

August 17, 2010

BLM's Smart is a new all-electric tube bender with 3-D visual graphic programming (VGP3D) software capable of bending tubes up to 1.10 in. in diameter. The bender can perform left-hand, right-hand, and variable-radius bending in a multistack configuration. The machine can be equipped with an...

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3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications - TheFabricator

3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications

August 10, 2010

LVD Strippit offers CADMAN®-B 3D version 7.2 offline programming software for its PPEB and Easy-Form® series of CNC press brakes. It also supports robotic bending applications. The software...

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Trilogy Machinery sells world's largest angle bending roll to Greiner Industries - TheFabricator

Trilogy Machinery sells world's largest angle bending roll to Greiner Industries

August 10, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., the exclusive North American distributor for ROUNDO bending rolls of Sweden, has sold a ROUNDO model R-16S, which the company says is the world's largest angle...

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Semiautomatic mandrel bender has capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles - TheFabricator

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

August 10, 2010

CML USA offers the Ercolina® TM76 mandrel bender. It has a bending capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles, capable of bends to CLR as small as 1.5xD. A USB offers unlimited storage of...

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Bending press available in sizes up to 120 tons - TheFabricator

Bending press available in sizes up to 120 tons

August 10, 2010

J&S Machine & Simasv offer the T40 bending press. This 40-ton horizontal-acting machine features interchangeable tooling attachments for applications such as flat bar bending, circle bending,...

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Streamlining press brake setups help transform a business - TheFabricator

Streamlining press brake setups help transform a business

July 30, 2010

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Streamlining bending operations at a Chicago area fabricator was instrumental in the company's lean manufacturing efforts. Batch sizes and lead-times both have plummeted in recent years.

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