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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Streamlining press brake setups help transform a business - TheFabricator

Streamlining press brake setups help transform a business

July 30, 2010 | By Tim Heston

Streamlining bending operations at a Chicago area fabricator was instrumental in the company's lean manufacturing efforts. Batch sizes and lead-times both have plummeted in recent years.

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Press brake capacity expanded - TheFabricator

Press brake capacity expanded

July 19, 2010

Bystronic has announced the expansion of the standard capacity for the Xpert press brake up to 1,100 U.S. tons and 33 ft. in length. With its hydraulic crowning system, the machine is suited for the bending of heavy plate and very long parts. A multiaxis controller directs the pressure...

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Press brake tooling designed for American-style press brakes - TheFabricator

Press brake tooling designed for American-style press brakes

July 7, 2010

Wila offers a new line of American Vintage precision press brake tooling for American-style press brakes. The tooling is manufactured in traditional imperial dimensioning using high-quality tool steel. All punches and dies are available in solid 20-in. lengths, 18.5-in. sectionalized sets, and...

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MC Machinery Systems offers new press brake line

June 28, 2010

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has announced that it now offers the Dener line of press brakes. Machines in the line have capacities from 40 to 2,000 tons. The Smart machine is an entry-level, three-axis CNC unit with an optional fourth axis. Proportional valve control synchronizes...

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New press brake, new production philosophy - TheFabricator

New press brake, new production philosophy

June 4, 2010 | By Tim Heston

A new press brake and tooling purchase leads to a new way of thinking about manufacturing, including the reduction of batch sizes and work-in-process.

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Three-roll, pyramid-typed universal roll bending machines introduced - TheFabricator

Three-roll, pyramid-typed universal roll bending machines introduced

June 1, 2010

Eagle Bending Machines Inc. has introduced the ZM402 and ZH402 three-roll, pyramid-type universal roll bending machines. They have a 2-in. capacity, a manually or hydraulically adjusted forming roll, dual-driven lower rolls, and a mobile control stand with LED digital readout to monitor the...

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North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication - TheFabricator

North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication

June 1, 2010

MC Machinery System's West Coast dealer, North South Machinery of Brea, Calif., has hired Bob Stewart as vice president of fabrication. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the fabrication industry. 2010 marks 25 years of partnership for Mitsubishi, located in Wood Dale, Ill., and North...

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CML USA names manufacturer's representative - TheFabricator

CML USA names manufacturer's representative

May 24, 2010

CML USA Inc. Ercolina, Davenport, Iowa, has hired Mike Robbins of MH Metal to serve as manufacturer's representative responsible for Wisconsin and Illinois. CML manufactures tube, pipe, and profile bending and metalworking...

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European manufacturer of all-electric, CNC tube benders creates U.S., Canadian partnership

May 24, 2010

Herber Eng. AB, Värnamo, Sweden, has formed a strategic partnership with Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Rockford, Ill., and Montreal, to be its exclusive sales, applications engineering, technical support/service, and installation group for the North American market. Herber designs and...

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Bystronic names service manager for Canada

May 17, 2010

Bystronic Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has named Michael Cummings as service manager for Canada. He has more than 14 years of technical services, R&D, and management experience. Bystronic Inc. is a provider of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake systems, system software, and...

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Bystronic hires press brake service engineer

May 17, 2010

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has announced that Vincent Nylin has joined the company as press brake service engineer based in the Quad Cities, Ill., area. Nylin has more than 32 years of electromechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic experience. He is a retired U.S. Navy Fleet advanced technical...

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Serpentine benders eliminate need to rotate material between bends

May 10, 2010

Winton Machine has introduced SB series CNC serpentine tube benders for production use. They perform serpentine bending without the need to rotate the material between bends (R axis plane rotation). The user programs the bend angles, centerline radius, and straight lengths, and serpentine bending...

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Press brake available in capacities from 38 to 110 tons

April 27, 2010

The RGM2 press brake from Amada America Inc. comes in capacities from 38 to 110 tons. Its backgauge is equipped with a pair of three-position gauge fingers (top, center, and down), and the front arm support system handles small and large parts. A work support table that attaches to the front arms...

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Vertical tube bender allows user to store multiple programs of up to 12 bends each

April 15, 2010

Huth offers the model 3002 vertical tube bender. It features a programmable touchscreen control that prompts the operator step by step. Programmable automatic bending allows the user to store multiple programs of up to 12 bends each. The programs can have their values changed during a run without...

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Tube bending lubricant leaves clean coating that does not build up on mandrel

April 12, 2010

Accu-Lube JL-12 is an opaque gel from ITW ROCOL(R) North America, formulated for tube bending applications. It can be pumped or hand-applied directly to the tube or bending mandrels, leaving a clean coating on the mandrel that will not build up over time. The lubricant is designed to stay where it...

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