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.
November 8, 2005
Properly trained press brake operators understand the nuances of tapers. Armed with this knowledge and following a five-step process that includes inspecting tooling and materials, precise setup, checking the part, and making necessary adjustments, these skilled workers can complete machine setup and produce quality parts in minimal time.
October 24, 2005
Bill Bossard, vice president marketing and sales of Salvagnini America, has been named president of the company's North American unit, announced CEO Eugenio Bassan. In addition to continuing in his...
October 11, 2005
Piranha has introduced a new line of ironworker tooling engineered to provide longer life and improved hole quality for both standard and special shapes, the company reports.The tooling is suitable...
October 11, 2005
Mega Fabrication Inc., Hutchinson, Kan., has announced several organizational changes within its merged companies of Piranha, Bertsch, and W.A. Whitney. The company also announced the establishment of...
September 13, 2005
This study illustrated that, when the thickness and stress-strain curve of the sheet material are known, it is possible to predict with acceptable accuracy the bend allowance, springback angle, and punch stroke to obtain the desired final product dimensions.
September 13, 2005
The types of press brake projects that remain in the U.S. tend to be those requiring smaller lot sizes, shorter turnarounds, and more complex shapes than those going offshore. Enter the need for smart press brakes—those with the capability to store and apply process intelligence. Today's shrinking lead times and smaller lot sizes demand more frequent setups, which cut into production hours. Graphical machine controls and offline programming can help maximize operational time by eliminating the time for trial-and-error setup and improving first-part accuracy.
July 12, 2005
Designed to reduce setup time and enhance production, CNC tube bending machines from Lang Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. feature electrical servo-drives on all axes and are available in single and multistack...
June 14, 2005
Reducing nonvalue-added time—back guauge origin, nonprecison clamping surfaces, die shimming, scrap, and inefficient tooling storage—over time can save thousands.
May 10, 2005
Ryan MacGillis has joined the Wagner Companies as a customer service representative. He is responsible for generating sales orders. He also assists in helping customers select the products that meet...
April 11, 2005
Red Dot Corp., forced by eroding margins to consider lean manufacturing and reduce lead times, embarked on a project to reduce wasted time, materials, and space. As part of this project, the company decided to move some of its manufacturing processes from its main plant in Seattle, Wash., to one of its distribution hubs in Ipswich, England. Because the facility would rely on a single press brake, Red Dot shopped around for a press brake that would run continuously with a minimum of service calls. The company's success in press brake operations in Ipswich led it to overhaul its press brake operations in its facilities in Seattle and Memphis, Tenn.