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Amada opens Shanghai facility

June 4, 2013

Amada Co. Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan, has opened a facility in Shanghai, China, which will serve as the hub for its China busisness. In addition to administrative buildings, the facility houses a technical center (to open in July), a school for technical training, and a parts center. With a staff of...

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Bending Basics: Why do die angles change? -

Bending Basics: Why do die angles change?

June 3, 2013 | By Steve Benson

In air forming, the bend angle does not depend exclusively on the angle of the die. So why does the die angle change? There are two separate but overlapping answers; one relates to narrow die openings, and the other pertains to larger dies.

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Plate-rolling out the weakest links -

Plate-rolling out the weakest links

June 3, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Over the past few years, North Shore Steel has transformed its plate processing division into a provider of highly engineered, precision-cut and rolled components.

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Morphy founds Excella Technologies

May 22, 2013

Tube hydroforming industry veteran Gary Morphy has founded Excella Technologies, Cambridge, Ont., a company he started to provide part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. Drawing on his 27 years of experience in the automotive industry,...

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Cincinnati Incorporated redesigns website

May 16, 2013

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has launched a new website at highlighting its products and services, including equipment, software, material handling, and controls. Visitors can access a press brake load calculator; see videos on laser cutting and fabrication equipment demos;...

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Sick of setup time at the press brake -

Sick of setup time at the press brake

May 2, 2013 | By Dan Davis

Alto-Shaam, Menomonee Falls, Wis., needed to find a way to reduce setup times for its low-volume, high-mix work associated with fabricating parts for food service equipment. The company found its answer with a panel bender that management had seen in action at a FABTECH tradeshow several years before.

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Auto tool changing press brake line expanded with 220-ton model

May 1, 2013

LVD Strippit has expanded its ToolCell press brake line with the introduction of a larger-capacity, 220-ton model featuring a bend length configuration of 160 in. The hydraulic press brake features an integrated tool changer unit to help reduce setup time in small- to medium-batch production....

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Tube bending machine produces small radii for shipbuilding, offshore plant construction -

Tube bending machine produces small radii for shipbuilding, offshore plant construction

April 22, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 320 HD tube bending machine. The unit allows extremely small bending radii (1.5 x D), even for large tubes and pipes with very thin walls and diameters up to 12.75 in. The machine is suitable for use in the shipbuilding industry, as there generally is little...

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Trilogy takes over representation of Schwarze-Robitec in North America

April 18, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec, Cologne, Germany, has named Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., as the exclusive North American representative for its tube and pipe cold bending systems for the automotive, shipbuilding and offshore, chemical, and power plant industries. In addition to customer advice and...

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Press brake available with offline programming -

Press brake available with offline programming

April 10, 2013

Cincinnati Incorporated's new Baseform press brake with PC-based control is available in 90- and 175-ton capacities. It includes a microcrowned bed and ±0.0004-in. repeatability. Offline programming is optional. Operators can program backgauge positions necessary to form multiple flanges...

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Pacific Press introduces redesigned website

March 25, 2013

Pacific Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, Ill., has launched a redesigned website at It features a new look, simplified navigation, more content, and more interactivity. The menu has been simplified and the text shortened and streamlined throughout the site. Photo and video...

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Four-roll plate bender includes detachable supporting yoke

March 21, 2013

Graebener-Reika offers a four-roll plate bending machine which the company says is the first on the market to feature a detachable supporting yoke design that can be adjusted hydraulically to counteract the respective bending forces. Fabricators can process a variety of thicknesses up to 5.9 in....

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Fab-Line Machinery hosts open house -

Fab-Line Machinery hosts open house

March 19, 2013

Fab-Line Machinery LLC, St. Charles, Ill., hosted its annual customer appreciation/open house on Feb. 28. Guests traveled from Washington, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois. The event included demonstrations of the new APHS Compact, the new APHS press brake, the HGL hydraulic shear, and...

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Bend app helps simplify bending calculations -

Bend app helps simplify bending calculations

March 13, 2013

LVD Strippit's new bend app for smartphones and tablets provides quick access to bending calculations and tooling information to aid press brake setup and part production. It also offers company news and product updates. The app provides bending calculations, including bending force estimation...

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Static holding brake includes emergency-stop function -

Static holding brake includes emergency-stop function

March 11, 2013

Desch Canada Ltd. has introduced the new Servox® brake for press manufacturing. Suitable for use in mechanical servo presses, or as a static holding brake with emergency-stop function or dynamic safety brake, the unit provides a low inner-mass moment of inertia and is free of friction...

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