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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Fabricator puts the brake on bend inconsistency

June 13, 2006

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Well-known for agriculture, Nebraska also has a strong manufacturing base. OEMs include Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Eaton, Thermo King, Claas, and Case New Holland. Standard Iron & Wire, a Minnesota-based fabricator, opened a manufacturing facility in Grand Island, Neb., to take advantage of this fertile manufacturing environment. Chief among its concerns was finding a press brake that would produce accurate, consistent parts. It purchased two LVD press brakes with the company's adaptive bending technology.

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Portable tube bender designed for prototype, small-lot production

June 13, 2006

The universal S1099C portable tube bender from Lomar Machine & Tool Co. provides accurate and repeatable bent tubes for prototype and small-lot production applications.The unit occupies a 30-in.-wide...

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INTECH North America challenges fabricators

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. brought 80 people from 60 companies representing 23 states, Mexico, and Canada to its INTECH North America 2006 in-house "tradeshow" and educational conference, held May 2-4 at its...

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Schuler hires vice president, marketing manager

June 13, 2006

Schuler Hydroforming Inc., Canton, Mich., has named Harry Singh as vice president. Singh is responsible for all sales and operations, reporting to the board of directors.It has also named Kellie...

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Hess Industries appoints president, CEO

June 1, 2006

Hess Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of David Zenger as president and CEO for all operations and business activities worldwide. The announcement, made by Justin Hillenbrand, chairman of...

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Ironworker has built-in bending station

May 9, 2006

The 50-ton, five-station Geka Bendicrop ironworker from Comeq Inc. features a full structural die block and quick-change tooling. It has a built-in bending station.Bending length is 4 in. with a...

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Numalliance opens U.S. distributor

May 9, 2006

Numalliance has opened Numamerica, Davenport, Iowa, as its exclusive distributor for the U.S.Forged from an agreement with North American distributor Nichols Intl. Machinery Systems Co. (NIMSCO),...

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Roll bending a wind tower with a three-roll bender

April 11, 2006

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Three-roll bending with a variable axis offers an advantage over four-roll bending for bending conical sections in that it allows for a good leading edge and rolling without having to lift the plate to pivot it with a bridge crant.

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Shock-resistant die set designed for mandrel tube bending

March 7, 2006

Bend Tooling Inc. has introduced Shockmate™ shock-resistant precision die sets for mandrel tube bending.The die sets are a product of proprietary metallurgy and Datafacturing® machining...

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Press brake suitable for thin-gauge to heavy-plate applications

March 7, 2006

The Pro2 press brakes from Piranha are suitable for general-purpose fabricating for thin-gauge to heavy-plate applications.The line features two hydraulic cylinders synchronized to maintain 0.0004-in....

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Wafios announces management changes

March 7, 2006

Wafios Machinery, Branford, Conn., has announced management changes and realignments effective immediately.The company has hired Michael Rief as sales manager for Canada. He is responsible for the...

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Taking the danger out of bottom bending

March 7, 2006

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It is all too easy to ruin a tool or upset a ram if bottom bending is done incorrectly, which is why many manufacturers do not recommend bottom bending when using their equipment or tooling. Understanding V-die selection and the effects of your decisions should be first and foremost in any bending operation, including bottom bending.

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Bending cell features automatic robot programming

February 7, 2006

The new bending cell from RAS Reinhardt Maschinenbau GmbH features software integration that automatically programs the robot when a user programs a part on the machine.After the robot has lifted the...

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Chicago Metal Rolled Products revamps Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's

February 7, 2006

Chicago Metal Rolled Products recently curved rectangular tubing to form the parabolic arches for the new Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's, which opened in downtown Chicago in the spring of 2005.The company...

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Simplicity 'n' press brakes

February 7, 2006

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Simplicity Manufacturing Inc. of Port Washington, Wis., needed new press brakes because it was about to increase its laser cutting capacity. The outdoor power equipment manufacturer turned to a vendor of Turkish-built press brakes for help and found the answer for which they were looking.

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