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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Sheet metal radius brake bends mild steel, aluminum

August 11, 2009

Van Sant Enterprises Inc. has introduced a sheet metal radius brake for forming radius bends in mild steel and aluminum. The apron swings outside the radius and rolls across the material, which helps...

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Icon Machine Tool holds punching, bending seminars

July 14, 2009

On April 22 and 23, 2009, more than 80 fabricators from across the Midwest attended seminars in St. Louis and Olathe, Kan., to discuss advancements in TRUMPF punching and press brake bending...

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Rolling it just so

July 2, 2009

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Contract manufacturer BEPeterson takes tight roll-bend tolerancing to the extreme: some cans are rolled to +/-1/32 inch on the circumference.

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New services brochure available

June 16, 2009

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. offers a new 4-page brochure detailing its steel fabricating and production machining services, as well as the production machining and tube end forming services from BKB...

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Semiautomatic tube bender accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR

June 9, 2009

Ercolina's GB90/GB100 semiautomatic Giga Bender mandrel machine is suitable for bending tube, pipe, and square and rectangular profiles to CLR as tight as 1.5xD and accepts large-radii tooling to...

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Peddinghaus announces engineering promotions

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced the promotions of two senior engineers at its facility in Bradley, Ill.James Magnuson was named as vice president of R&D. He is responsible for the development of new...

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Tooling up to bend hard

May 28, 2009

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Different high-tensile-strength metals bend—and spring back—in starkly different ways, so developing a bending strategy takes some serious planning.

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Fraser Steel bucks economic downturn by investing in big equipment

May 12, 2009

Fraser Steel, Albertville, Minn., a designer and manufacturer of precision tubular parts, recently acquired a large-capacity rotary draw bender.The 12-ton bender enables the company to bend large...

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TRUMPF takes new direction in Taiwan

May 12, 2009

The TRUMPF Group, Ditzingen, Germany, is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the technology company is expanding the service and maintenance efforts...

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Bender improves product design flexibility and reduces lead time

April 15, 2009

Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., offers enhanced capabilities with its NISSIN 3-D bender.With this machine, tube is guided continuously through a single die according to the programmed specs input...

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Bending with kid gloves

March 10, 2009

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Polyurethane film, inserts, pads, and bottom dies can help prevent marring and, in some cases, allow the die to take on a variety of materials and gauges, including perforated metal and diamond tread plate.

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Vertical press brakes enable accuracy to 0.0001 in.

March 10, 2009

Baileigh Industrial Inc. has added the BP series vertical press brakes to its line of metalworking machinery. Extra-wide guideways and encoder positioning of the vertical movement enable accuracy to...

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Double-pinch ring rollers have heavy-duty structure, reinforced engineered mainframe design

February 10, 2009

CML USA Ercolina® has introduced two new double-pinch ring rollers. The forged roll shafts are precision-ground and -fitted. The rollers feature heavy-duty structure and rigid components, as well...

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Press brake training now available on DVD

February 10, 2009

Asma LLC, a provider of precision sheet metal training, now offers its press brake training through a series of DVDs. The 30- to 45-minute DVDs comprise the same material as Asma's full-day in-house...

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Bending outside the box

January 27, 2009

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For the best, most cost-effective parts, designers should consider fabrication from the get-go. This article shows examples of what those parts look like.

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