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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bending tread plate

The science of bending perforated sheet and tread plate

April 1, 2011

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Tread plate and perforated sheet present significant bending challenges. To help matters, fabricators may need to look beyond typical air bending with a punch and V die. Though bending alternatives vary, they have one commonality: They clamp down to ensure the workpiece stays where it should.

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Albina Pipe Bending owner passes away at 63 - TheFabricator.com

Albina Pipe Bending owner passes away at 63

March 21, 2011

William H. Smith, 63, owner of Albina Pipe Bending Co. Inc., Tualatin, Ore., died Feb. 24 of desmoplastic melanoma at his home in the Portland area. Born in 1947, Smith lived most of his life in the Portland area attending Arleta Elementary School, Franklin High School, and graduating with a...

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EBe servo-electirc panel bender

Automated bending keeps the pieces flowing

March 10, 2011

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Emerson Network Power's Liebert Precision Cooling facility wanted to implement the idea of one-piece flow on its shop floor in Columbus, Ohio, but the only way that was going to happen effectively was with the introduction of an automated bending cell. The company found its answer with an electric panel bender from Prima Finn-Power.

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Rotary bending device

Processing AHSS with rotary bending technology

March 10, 2011

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The increased use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) have caused many fabricators to rethink the way they bend metal. AHSS have a relatively high springback associated with it, so much larger overbend angles are generally required. Rotary bending technology is a suitable way to product that overbend angle.

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Press brake automation software designed to facilitate quick production

March 7, 2011

Haco-Atlantic has partnered with Robosoft to provide an automated production cell for press brakes. The software allows the production of a complete part in less than one minute, according to the manufacturer. The software can be used in combination with the new Haco robotic cell to provide...

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Press brake maintenance

The fundamentals of press brake maintenance

February 25, 2011

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By regularly checking the four key areas of a press brake—hydraulic circuits, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and tooling—the operator can help to ensure that the brake is always ready to tackle the next bending job.

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LVD Company, Pullmax AB agree to merger of operations

February 17, 2011

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...

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Press brake designed to eliminate bending axis misalignment

February 7, 2011

LA G has introduced the GBS internationally patented press brake. The press brake has an extremely rigid structure to help eliminate bending axis misalignment and the need for a deflection compensation system. The top beam is fixed to side frames that slide on eight linear guides. This eliminates...

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Bystronic breaks ground for new North American headquarters - TheFabricator.com

Bystronic breaks ground for new North American headquarters

February 2, 2011

Bystronic Inc. has officially broken ground for its new multimillion dollar North American headquarters based in Elgin, Illinois. The ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, January 21, was attended by local Elgin town officials, local press, as well as industry press. Bystronic is moving its North...

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Power consumption reduction system incorporated in punch presses, press brakes - TheFabricator.com

Power consumption reduction system incorporated in punch presses, press brakes

January 31, 2011

LVD Strippit has incorporated the new Energy Reduction System (ERS) into its Strippit VX-series punch presses and PPEC series press brakes. The system manages power consumption during machine operation, standby, and idle times, reducing energy consumption by 15 to 30 percent over...

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All-electric tube bender holds up to eight tool sets - TheFabricator.com

All-electric tube bender holds up to eight tool sets

January 31, 2011

The ELECT XL™ all-electric, 12-axis tube bending machine from BLM Group USA is designed to bend tubes up to 6 in. in diameter. The multistack bender holds up to eight tool sets, permitting rapid processing of complex parts and quick changeover, according to the manufacturer. It can be...

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Press brake operators: The next generation - TheFabricator.com

Press brake operators: The next generation

January 27, 2011

It's a given that a skilled press brake operator is tough to find. But for entry level workers, what should shop managers be looking for?

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Maximize bending throughput on a budget - TheFabricator.com

Maximize bending throughput on a budget

January 10, 2011

Increasing press brake productivity isn’t as costly as you might think, as new and old press brake equipment can both be utilized to their maximum potential.

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Angle roll has 6-in. pipe, 6-in. bending capacity - TheFabricator.com

Angle roll has 6-in. pipe, 6-in. bending capacity

January 3, 2011

Carell Corp. has introduced the 310HV4 angle roll with 6-in. pipe and 6-in. angle bending capacity. The three-driven-roll, double-initial-pinch, fully hydraulic universal roll bending machine has independent hydraulic adjustment of both lower bending rolls and hydraulic powered rotation of all...

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Cincinnati Incorporated establishes Michigan-based sales, service team - TheFabricator.com

Cincinnati Incorporated establishes Michigan-based sales, service team

December 13, 2010

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has announced the formation of a Michigan-based direct sales and service team to support Michigan manufacturing customers. The team includes Matt Garbarino, an 18-year veteran of the metal fabrication industry. The company provides manufacturers throughout...

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