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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Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary -

Bystronic celebrates 25th anniversary

October 18, 2011

Swiss company Bystronic, a supplier of lasers, press brakes, waterjets, software, and automation equipment for sheet metal processing, marks its 25th anniversary this year. In light of this, the company celebrated the milestone over a three week period in September at its world headquarters in...

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Electromagnetic bending brake designed for light-duty forming -

Electromagnetic bending brake designed for light-duty forming

October 7, 2011

The Tennsmith electromagnetic brake from Trick Tools is designed without a full-length upper beam. This clamping system design eliminates typical interference points and incorporates only one moving part for light-duty forming. The machine comes with tooling for forming complex shapes,...

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Press brakes engineered for simple to complex heavy-bending applications -

Press brakes engineered for simple to complex heavy-bending applications

October 7, 2011

LVD Strippit offers a co-manufactured heavy-duty series of press brakes for simple to complex heavy bending applications. The machines are engineered and manufactured by LVD Co. and its joint-venture company LVD-HD. By offering a flexible approach to the configuration of the machine and using...

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COMEQ partners with SAFAN B.V. for U.S. distribution

September 19, 2011

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., and SAFAN, Lochem, the Netherlands, have announced their partnership for the sales, service, and parts supply of the SAFAN line of sheet metal and steel fabricating machinery. SAFAN, a long time manufacturer of hydraulic press brakes and hybrid shearing machines,...

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Punch presses handle workpieces up to 60 by 120 in.

August 9, 2011

LVD Strippit offers the Pullmax series of punch presses, including the LVD Pullmax 520, 530, 720, and 730 models. The machines perform punching, forming, marking, bending, and tapping. The hydraulic press drive combines with rapid table accelerations and high hit rates to produce prototypes,...

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Hydraulic sheet, plate rolls require no belts or extra gear-driving mechanisms -

Hydraulic sheet, plate rolls require no belts or extra gear-driving mechanisms

July 18, 2011

COMEQ offers 31 models of Americor hydraulic sheet and plate rolls in standard capacities from 3 ft. by 13 ga. to 10 ft. by 0.313 in. The machines are available in three-roll, single-initial-pinch and four-roll, double-pinch styles. Also available are two special four-roll, double-pinch models...

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Induction key to complex beam rolling job

July 8, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Shop rolls beams for a unique place of worship--using an unusual process Abstract: Hardwick Co., a rolling shop in Birmingham, Ala., used its unusual induction beam rolling process to form beams into complex shapes involving multiple radii. Without such capability, the impressive design of the Ave Maria Oratory would not have been possible.

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Double-pinch hydraulic plate roll introduced -

Double-pinch hydraulic plate roll introduced

June 14, 2011

Carell Corp. has introduced the new SIHR series three-roll, double-pinch plate roll. Options include a heavy-duty, hydraulic-powered sheet support table; section dies installed on extended roll shafts for quick rolling of several types of barstock and structural sections; and LED digital...

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Press brake tooling designed to allow material to flow into die more evenly with less drag

June 14, 2011

LVD Strippit offers precision-ground tooling with the patented STONEĀ® radius for its press brakes. The tooling is produced with a progressive radius on both sides of the V opening, allowing the material to flow into the die more evenly and with less drag. The radius helps ensure accurate bend...

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Plate Rolling

Plate rolls keep rolling heavier plate

June 2, 2011 | By Tim Heston

These days, plate rolls are forming plate 6 and 7 inches thick--and even thicker. Vessel designs that would have been forged just a decade ago are now being sent to fabrication houses. The variable-geometry plate roll system, which really operates more like a press brake than a traditional plate roll, is making such extreme rolling possible.

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Greiner Industries' giant press brake

The big job of high-tonnage bending

May 6, 2011 | By Dan Davis

Bending heavy plate and high-strength steel used to require multiple workers, a large amount of bending experience, and lots of time. That's not the case anymore.

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Sharpe Products acquires fifth all-electric tube bender

April 25, 2011

Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., has purchased its fifth all-electric tube bending machine, a 90-mm Lang bender. The machine can bend up to 3.5-in.-OD tube and features multiradius stacking and rolling capabilities. According to the company, the bender delivers high accuracy and repeatability,...

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COMEQ names North American product manager -

COMEQ names North American product manager

April 4, 2011

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., has appointed Eric Lenhart as the North American product manager for Parmigiani angle and plate bending rolls and Americor three- and four-roll plate bending rolls. For the past 15 years Lenhart has served as national sales and product manager for Euromac LLC. He...

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Four-roll plate rolling machine features simplified setup -

Four-roll plate rolling machine features simplified setup

April 4, 2011

Carell Corp. has introduced the HTH 20-150 four-roll, double-initial-pinch plate bending machine, which uses an automated work cycle for the production of cylindrical and radius segmental parts. Setup is simplified with the use of mechanical and electric limit devices. Autoloading and ejector...

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bending tread plate

The science of bending perforated sheet and tread plate

April 1, 2011 | By Tim Heston

Tread plate and perforated sheet present significant bending challenges. To help matters, fabricators may need to look beyond typical air bending with a punch and V die. Though bending alternatives vary, they have one commonality: They clamp down to ensure the workpiece stays where it should.

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