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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Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides -

Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides

June 12, 2012

Preferred Metalfab Inc. has introduced its new box and pan brakes and brake/shear combination machines. The units feature the same options and capacities as the company's other machines, but with removable fingers for bending four or more part sides to make complex and unusual...

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Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems -

Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems

June 11, 2012

Salvagnini offers the B3 KinEtic press brake. According to the company, the machine can reach speed and power levels similar to those of a hydraulic press brake while delivering the accuracy of an electric press brake and maintaining the consumption of a hybrid system, all managed by the...

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Albina Pipe Bending launches new website

June 7, 2012

Albina Pipe Bending, a provider of steel bending and fabrication located outside Portland, Ore., has established a website at that provides fabricators, architects, and engineers with interactive technical tools, online calculators, and reference material to assist with...

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LVD: Improving Bending Quality & Productivity with Angle Measurement Technology 5-17-12

Date: May 17, 2012

Sponsored by LVD Strippit

Length: 60

Webcast details the advantages of using angle measurement technology, how it works and why its application can significantly improve the accuracy and throughput of your bending process by providing consistent bending results.

Champion Tool Storage installs Prima Power press brake

May 16, 2012

Champion Tool Storage, Hood River, Ore., has installed a Prima Power Ep1030 servo-electric press brake, adding capacity to its forming department. The company manufactures toolboxes for industrial, professional, and military users....

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LVD Co. marks 60 years in business

May 14, 2012

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, marks its 60th anniversary in 2012 as a designer and manufacturer of equipment for sheet metal fabrication. The company began producing hydraulic presses in 1952 and today manufactures punching, laser cutting, and forming/bending machinery. In addition to its...

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Pines Technology receives award from Boeing -

Pines Technology receives award from Boeing

May 8, 2012

Pines Technology, Westlake, Ohio, has been honored by Boeing Philadelphia for the performance of its CNC tube benders for the V22 Osprey program. The benders are used to make replacement fuel and hydraulic lines for the Osprey. The benders are built in two configurations — one for mobile...

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized with supplier award

May 3, 2012

Lomar Machine & Tool Co., Horton, Mich., has received the Premier Supplier Award in the direct materials category from Eaton Corp. As a direct material supplier, Lomar provides goods used directly in the making of Eaton products. A total of 33 companies were recognized with the award in the...

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COMEQ names vice president of sales -

COMEQ names vice president of sales

May 2, 2012

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., the exclusive distributor for Geka, Safan, Primeline, Americor, and Parmigiani fabricating and sheet metal machinery, has announced the appointment of Eric Lenhart as vice president of sales. In this position, he works with staff to foster closer relationships with...

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Big bending jobs lead to high-tonnage press brake -

Big bending jobs lead to high-tonnage press brake

May 1, 2012


When a fabricating operation serves customers in the defense, heavy equipment, mining, and power generation industries, you know they are working with really thick and high- strength material. It's a big job and requires big equipment. It's also the main reason that Merrill Fabricators purchased a 2,000-ton, 38-foot press brake.

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Quick-change tooling enables tube benders to be reconfigured in minutes

April 26, 2012

Unison has launched a quick-change tooling system that speeds tooling changes on its all-electric tube bending machines. Available from Horn Machine Tools, the system covers all of the tooling components on the machine and includes bar code identification to verify the changeover process. On a...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste -

Separator integrated into bending tool to reduce tube cutting waste

April 23, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a new separator integrated directly into the bending tool for bending and separating in one stage. To allow bending of short components, the parts to be bent generally are extended artificially with span and supporting lengths. After bending, the additional...

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Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson -

Ermak installs press brake at Ryerson

April 19, 2012

Ermak USA has installed an Ermak tandem press brake at Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. in Mobile, Ala. The 48-ft. by 2,000-ton Speedbend press brake can form plates up to 48 ft. and up to 0.75 in. thick. The machine is equipped with the company's Delem 66 controller for offline and online...

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Siemens installs plate bending roll from Cole-Tuve

April 12, 2012

Siemens Industry Inc. has installed a Virli model 4RS-10-620 four-roll hydraulic plate bending roll with a capacity of 10 ft. by 2.75 in. Manufactured by Sahinler Metal Makina and distributed by Cole-Tuve Inc., White Marsh, Md., the large machine was partially disassembled after factory assembly...

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