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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Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr. -

Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr.

March 4, 2013

The Oak Triumph electric hairpin bender from Burr Oak Tool Inc. features throughput capacities of up to 4,000 hairpins/hr., handling eight parts per cycle. The machine processes tubes up to 0.375 in. dia. The bender features stretch straightening to produce straight tubes, a feed and cut system...

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Finding the perfect die opening -

Finding the perfect die opening

February 15, 2013 | By Steve Benson

By choosing a die opening as close to perfect as possible, your consistency will improve, your setup and run times will get shorter, and the risks of running into problems will be greatly reduced.

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Trilogy Machinery names VP/national sales manager

February 12, 2013

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has promoted Ben "Beej" Flamholz to the position of vice president and national sales manager for Sunrise ironworkers. Flamholz has been selling ironworkers and punching machines since 2005. In this position, he supports customers and dealers across the...

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Davi earns highest quality degree from ThyssenKrupp

January 24, 2013

Following annual supplier evaluations, ThyssenKrupp has assigned an A rating, the highest supplier degree, to Davi, Dallas. ThyssenKrupp purchased four Davi plate rolls in 10 years for its facility in South America. The company uses the machines, with 2.95-in.-thick capacity, to bend the...

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Urethane press brake die retainers are modular

January 16, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Eng. Corp. has launched a new line of modular Tool-A-Thane urethane press brake die retainers used for most metal forming applications up to 0.125-in. material or larger. The press brake die retainers permit accurate bending without marring or scratching ferrous or...

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Bending Basics: How the inside bend radius forms -

Bending Basics: How the inside bend radius forms

January 10, 2013 | By Steve Benson

Press brake guru Steve Benson describes how the method of bending—coining, bottom bending, or air forming—is very influential on how an inside bend radius is achieved.

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Wilson Tool appoints new executives -

Wilson Tool appoints new executives

December 18, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., a provider of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has announced the appointments of Chris Lawless as president and Paul Johnson as president of new business development,...

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LVD Strippit launches social media presence

December 17, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., a manufacturer of sheet metalworking equipment, has launched a social media presence to engage customers and prospects online. The LVD Strippit blog is at The Facebook profile can be found at The company's Twitter...

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Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool -

Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool

December 3, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Springmatic optical measuring system. Integrated into a bending tool, it measures bent tubes directly while tensioned on the bending machine and either starts the required bending process or saves the correction value for subsequent bends. Tube processors can...

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Electrically driven press brake 2.5 times faster than hydraulic brake

November 30, 2012

Bystronic has introduced the Xcite 80E, a new, electrically driven press brake. The machine is 2.5 times faster than a hydraulic press brake in completing a comparable bend, according to the manufacturer. Using the Fast Bend+ safety system, the tool can be positioned very close to the metal sheet...

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Press brake bending angle monitored in real time by laser

November 30, 2012

LVD Strippit offers the Easy-Form® 135/30 servo-controlled press brake, part of the PPEB series of press brakes with working lengths from 5 to 50 ft. and tonnages up to 3,000. The machine features the company's Easy-Form Laser adaptive bending technology. The angle measurement device uses a laser...

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ANSI standard for press brakes updated

November 12, 2012

The newly revised standard, ANSI B11.3-2012 American National Standard for Machines – Safety Requirements for Power Press Brakes, is available from Omron Automation and Safety. The requirements of this standard apply to press brakes designed and constructed for bending metal. When used for...

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending achieves top rating in raw material audit

November 9, 2012

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc., Dublin, Calif., a manufacturer of custom tubular parts, has received a top score in all nine key areas of a defense contractor audit with respect to raw material certification, identification, traceability, documentation, and control. According to Vice...

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The basics of applying bend functions -

The basics of applying bend functions

November 9, 2012 | By Steve Benson

Why calculate values such as bend allowance, outside setback, and bend deductions? Because sometimes you will need to work your way around a bend on a print, and you may not have all the information you need to complete a flat pattern.

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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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