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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TRUMPF names director of spare parts in North America

January 15, 2008

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., recently named Claudio Schutz as director of spare parts in North America. Based in the Farmington headquarters, Schutz leads the spare parts team, including customer...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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Offline bending software

2 strategies for optimizing bending operations

January 15, 2008

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Fabricators typically encounter bottlenecks during setup and production in their press brake bending operations—obstacles that lead to downtime and fewer operators actually processing material. Representatives from Amada, LVD Strippit, Bystronic Inc. addressed these issues in a recent presentation. The two largest problems? Performing non-value-added steps and having to compensate for material variations. Fortunately, some new technologies and two key strategies can help fabricators optimize their press brake operations in these areas.

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Robotic tube bending cell designed for high-volume applications

December 11, 2007

Unison has developed Uni-vercell, an automated tube bending cell suitable for high-volume applications such as automotive. Available in North America through Horn Machine Tools, the cell is designed...

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Robotic bending system engineered for small-lot job scheduling

December 11, 2007

Amada's Astro II 100NT robotic bending system is designed to allow lights-out operation in large and small shops. Engineered for small-lot job scheduling, the system features an upgraded automatic...

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Opaque gel formulated for tube bending applications

November 6, 2007

Metal Mates JL-12 is an opaque gel formulated specifically for tube bending applications. Users can pump or hand-apply the lubricant directly to the tube or bending mandrels to leave a clean coating...

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Power transmission enhances tube, pipe bending

November 6, 2007

Soco's Direct Gear Transmission (DGT) technology for CNC tube and pipe bending machines, available in the U.S. through Advanced Fabricating Machinery, uses a system of power transmission from the...

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Eagle supplies pipe bending equipment for nuclear application

November 6, 2007

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd., Brantford, Ont., a designer and manufacturer of tube bending and end forming products, recently supplied equipment for a nuclear application. The company provided a...

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SAF West adds chief of production at California facility

October 9, 2007

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing) has added David Simonsen as the first chief of production at its SAF West facility in Redding, Calif.Simonsen has overall responsibility for the facility's production...

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HMT Inc. appointed as exclusive U.S. distributor for CSM

October 9, 2007

Horn Machine Tools Inc. (HMT), Madera, Calif., has been appointed as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Chiao Sheng Machinery Co. Ltd. (CSM), Taiwan. HMT provides service and technical support for all...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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LAI named on Inc.list of fastest-growing companies

October 9, 2007

Inc. Magazinenamed LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of contract manufacturing services, to its inaugural list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The magazine...

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CNC Tube Bender

Automatic or manual?

October 9, 2007

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While automation can increase throughput and reduce labor, it doesn't solve manufacturing problems. A manual process that produces poor-quality or inconsistent parts will simply do so at a faster rate if automated. Understanding the process and process variables is the key to troubleshooting problems and resolving them to get the maximum gain from automation.

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San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge

Dealing with Mother Nature's wrath

October 9, 2007

Protecting a two-mile-long, 10-lane bridge from earthquake damage is not an easy task. Replacing the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge requires the talent and time of numerous design firms and fabricators and tens of thousands of workers. One of the more interesting fabrication...

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TRUMPF acquires 100 percent of AFM, Canada

October 3, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007, TRUMPF Inc. acquired 100 percent of Advanced Fabricating Machinery (AFM), Canada. AFM was formed July 1, 1997 by TRUMPF Inc. and Robert Watson as an equal joint venture.AFM, under the...

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