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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European manufacturer of all-electric, CNC tube benders creates U.S., Canadian partnership

May 24, 2010

Herber Eng. AB, Värnamo, Sweden, has formed a strategic partnership with Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Rockford, Ill., and Montreal, to be its exclusive sales, applications engineering,...

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Bystronic names service manager for Canada

May 17, 2010

Bystronic Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has named Michael Cummings as service manager for Canada. He has more than 14 years of technical services, R&D, and management experience. Bystronic Inc. is...

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Bystronic hires press brake service engineer

May 17, 2010

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has announced that Vincent Nylin has joined the company as press brake service engineer based in the Quad Cities, Ill., area. Nylin has more than 32 years of...

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Serpentine benders eliminate need to rotate material between bends

May 10, 2010

Winton Machine has introduced SB series CNC serpentine tube benders for production use. They perform serpentine bending without the need to rotate the material between bends (R axis plane rotation)....

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Press brake available in capacities from 38 to 110 tons

April 27, 2010

The RGM2 press brake from Amada America Inc. comes in capacities from 38 to 110 tons. Its backgauge is equipped with a pair of three-position gauge fingers (top, center, and down), and the front arm...

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Vertical tube bender allows user to store multiple programs of up to 12 bends each

April 15, 2010

Huth offers the model 3002 vertical tube bender. It features a programmable touchscreen control that prompts the operator step by step. Programmable automatic bending allows the user to store multiple...

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Tube bending lubricant leaves clean coating that does not build up on mandrel

April 12, 2010

Accu-Lube JL-12 is an opaque gel from ITW ROCOL(R) North America, formulated for tube bending applications. It can be pumped or hand-applied directly to the tube or bending mandrels, leaving a clean...

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A safer way to bend bar stock in a press brake

April 1, 2010

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The lack of communication about metal fabricating practices and formal documentation of those processes is a real shame. Metal fabricators may be engaging in shop floor practices that just don't make sense from an efficiency and safety standpoint, and they may not be willing to change if allowed to use these processes over an extended period of time. Metal fabricating he was left alone on the shop floor and how that led him to develop a better way to bend bar stock in a press brake

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Cretors & Co Stamp of Americana

Older than Oscar® — Part II

March 9, 2010

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While it may seem as though movies and popcorn have always co-existed, the automatic popcorn machine actually was invented by Charles Cretor in 1893—before the first motion picture premiered. A century and a quarter-century later, manufacturer C. Cretors & Company, Chicago, celebrates its anniversary, success, and outright survival—bending and adapting through two world wars, the Great Depression, the advent of automobiles, television, the electronic age, dot.comera, globalization—and motion pictures.

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precision rolling systems

Rolling for wind

March 1, 2010

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Wind tower production requires intensive use of the rolling machine. Because of this, selecting the right rolling machine is paramount.

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Midrange press brake automatically selects bend sequences

February 9, 2010

Bystronic has introduced a new version of its midrange press brake, the EP series. The new machine, equipped with the Cybelec DNC 880S 2D control, can select bend sequences automatically to help...

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Press brake monitoring system detects even small foreign bodies

February 9, 2010

Pilz offers the PSENvip camera-based protection system for visual monitoring of press brake bending processes. When installed on the upper die of a press brake, the system detects even small foreign...

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sure iron work corrugated pieces

Bending perforated weathering steel: Not a pedestrian challenge

February 8, 2010

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Sure Iron works takes on a fabricating challenge: bump-bending perforated weathering steel plate sections with edges that aren't designed to be perfectly square.

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Reclaiming the disappearing press brake knowledge in your shop

January 14, 2010

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Expensive options on a press brake won't guarantee knowledge transfer from a veteran press brake operator to a shop floor rookie. For knowledge transfer to occur, a shop needs experienced workers that can communicate and a younger work force eager to learn because they see a future in metal fabricating.

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Tube bending tooling alternative to solid wiper tooling

January 12, 2010

Bend Tooling Inc. has introduced the patent-pending High-Pressure Wiper System™ as an alternative to solid wiper tooling.It is an assembly consisting of a solid steel body, a single- or...

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