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 Basics: Strategies for forming offsets

May 12, 2014

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If you pick the right offset tool for the job, you'll find you will be able to produce many different offset geometries quickly and safely.

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CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing

April 23, 2014

Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...

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Trumpf TruBend Cell 7000

TRUMPF Inc.

Length: 3:38

The TruBend Cell 7000 is an automated bending cell comprised of of a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, a BendMaster bending robot and a LoadMaster Bend material handling unit. These elements are expertly coordinated to achieve a cycle time of 4 seconds per bend using TruTops Bend programming software. The TruBend 7000 Cell may also optionally be implemented to change bending tools as part of the automated process.

Press brakes include new options

April 7, 2014

Bystronic offers its Xpert and Xcite press brake series equipped with the ByVision bending control. The control, which includes a database of material bend angles and bend allowances, uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles...

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How to revolutionize the throughput of your bending shop

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM (CST)

Sponsored by LVD Strippit

Length: 60:00

Small batches, short lead-times, increased part complexity and tight margins. If these characteristics seem all too familiar then this webcast will help users to understand and tackle the challenges faced by today's fabricators. Learn how automated tool changing technology and advanced offline software integration can revolutionize your bending shops throughput.

TRUMPF adds Codatto Intl. to group

April 3, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced the addition of Codatto Intl. S.p.a., Lonigo, Italy, to its TRUMPF Group. The panel bending manufacturer employs 40 people. Its machines, which handle large metal sheets and leave almost no blemishes on the material, are offered as part of the TRUMPF...

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The next level of air bending

April 3, 2014

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In this excerpt from Sheet Metalworking: State of the Art, the concept of adaptive forming, a special form of air bending, is introduced and explained.

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The wiper die’s role and rake

April 3, 2014

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Properly setting up the tooling on a tube or pipe bender can be a straightforward process, but misunderstandings and shortcuts can lead to poor setups. The wiper die’s rake angle is one such setting. Operators should beware that setting the tool to a specific gap at its trailing edge can lead to inconsistent setups.

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Bending basics: Streamlining press brake setup

March 24, 2014

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Press brake setup is a critical part of doing any bending job correctly. By focusing on a few key areas—selection of tools and forming processes, easy-to-understand setup sheets, and ISO documentation—the press brake operator is in a much better position to succeed.

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How a heavy fabricator reinvented itself

March 17, 2014

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BEPeterson, Avon, Mass., used to be a weld shop. Most of the work was seasonal, which isn’t really a solid foundation for growth. The fabricator changed that with a commitment to diversification. Today the company has three unique business units: power utility, medical, and pressure vessels.

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All-electric tube bender delivers high levels of automation

March 10, 2014

The Elect XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM Group USA bends tubes up to 6 in. dia. The unit can handle applications with few or no straights between bends and those requiring tight-radius bends. The precise control and positioning of the bender’s electric axes help ensure that optimum...

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Improving plate bending throughput

March 10, 2014

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Bending plate is not a process that metal fabricators consider to be a highly efficient one. The blanks typically are large and awkward to handle. Fortunately, the proper tooling strategies can help.

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Davi variable-axis plate roll purchased by Edmonton Exchanger

February 27, 2014

Davi has announced the purchase of an MAV 3060 variable-axis plate roll by Edmonton Exchanger, Edmonton, Alb. The machine has a capacity of 10 ft. by 3.25...

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Automatic bending machine uses lifting table

February 26, 2014

Lang Tube Tec offers the 80CNC-EMR, which it says is the world’s first fully electric-powered automatic bending machine to use a lifting table that creates vertical shift of collet rotation and mandrel retract both at the same time. The integrated booster for applying additional pressure on the...

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Pipe bending machine control helps reduce auxiliary process time

February 26, 2014

Schwarze-Robitec offers a new machine control for CNC pipe bending machines, designed to help reduce auxiliary process time. The company has broken down the bending process and arranged each step synchronously. According to the manufacturer, the control prepares the respectively next working...

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