Bending


Filter Content

Robotic bending system processes large parts

December 12, 2016

The HG 1303 Rm robotic bending system from Amada was designed for processing large parts, which typically require two operators to safely handle or are difficult to manage by a single operator. The press brake features an advanced crowning system in the lower beam combined with an automatic bend...

Continue Reading


Press brake offers autonomous operation

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini’s B3.ATA press brake, integrated into the FlexCell FMC, has been upgraded with numerous automated devices that make it self-adaptive and able to offer entirely autonomous operation. The electrically driven press brake can be monitored via smartphone. It is designed to handle the...

Continue Reading


Online product advises press brake users on tooling choices

December 6, 2016

Wila offers the Tool Advisor, an engineering product that helps users choose press brake tools online that are best suited to their specific bending needs. If the required tool is unavailable as a standard, the user can design a special tool and order it online. The product can be used in two...

Continue Reading


Pneumatic toolholders employ self-locking clamping

December 6, 2016

Wila has introduced New Standard premium toolholders for top and bottom tooling, based on a patented self-locking clamping mechanism. Tools are clamped using air pressure, allowing for fast clamping and unclamping. Tool segments are clamped and positioned individually using clamping pins, which are...

Continue Reading


Press brake bending basics: Proper measurement of formed parts

December 6, 2016 | By Steve Benson

Measuring hems, acute angles, and unparallel flanges isn’t difficult—if you have the right tools and dimensional information, and you know how to use both properly.

Continue Reading


Press brake available up to 600 tons

November 30, 2016

LAG-Rainer S.r.l. offers the G-Top press brake in models from 60 to 600 tons. The 6-axis machine comes in tandem and tridem versions.Features include a G-Flex deflection compensation system, G-CS active crowning system, safety system, touchscreen NC, sliding motorized front supports, 4-axis...

Continue Reading


Tube bender switches from clockwise to counterclockwise bending

November 18, 2016

Transfluid offers the t bend DB 630 CNC bending machine for pipes up to 1.65 in. dia. While the machine usually processes the parts in a clockwise direction, it can be converted to counterclockwise bending for smaller diameters.For the processing of smaller pipe diameters, a quick change of the...

Continue Reading


What makes an air bend sharp on the press brake?

November 16, 2016

Press brake operators use rules of thumb when it comes to determining sharp bends. But what truly determines the point at which a bend turns sharp is the relationship between the punch nose radius, the tonnage required to form, and the shear strength of the material.

Continue Reading


Adaptive bending system handles large profiles

November 15, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced Synchro-Form adaptive bending technology, an integrated feature of the Synchro-Form series press brake. The technology automatically maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile when handling, positioning, and bending large parts with multiple bends....

Continue Reading

Press brakes feature hydraulic crowning system

November 4, 2016

Megafab has introduced the Piranha line of press brakes. The WPH and WPB models feature the EasyCrown™ hydraulic crowning system, which eliminates guesswork and rework by compensating automatically for deflection through hydraulic cylinders in the brake’s bed. The operator programs the part,...

Continue Reading


How adjustable V dies streamline plate bending

October 27, 2016 | By David Bishop

The latest advances in adjustable V dies have finally brought the kind of flexibility to plate bending that those in the precision sheet metal arena have enjoyed for years.

Continue Reading


Press brake bending: The meanings of the technical words mean everything

October 24, 2016 | By Steve Benson

As parts become more complicated and our machines get more sophisticated and precise, there is a real need to be much more precise in our trade-related language.

Continue Reading


Hydraulic press brakes introduced

October 17, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced the PPED series of hydraulic press brakes. They feature a multiaxis backgauge, CNC crowning system, and a 15-in. version of the manufacturer’s Touch-B graphical icon-driven CNC. The press brakes, which offer rigid construction and servo-controlled hydraulic systems,...

Continue Reading

Horn Machine Tools, Omni-X MX form strategic alliance in Mexico

October 11, 2016

Madera, Calif.-based tube bending machine manufacturer Horn Machine Tools Inc. and Omni-X MX S. de R.L. de C.V. have entered into an exclusive sales and service alliance for Mexico and South America.Located in Querétaro, Mexico, Omni-X MX manufactures tooling for tube bending and tube end forming...

Continue Reading


Tube bender bends random-length tube components in single step

October 11, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 80 E TB MR tube bending machine, developed for the series production of tube systems, commonly used in the automotive industry.A disconnecting device integrated into the bending tool makes it possible to bend and separate tube components at random lengths in a single...

Continue Reading