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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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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Press brake bends small- to medium-sized parts

January 10, 2006

The PPRM precision press brake from Strippit/LVD features a motor design that delivers working speeds up to 59 IPM at reduced load. It is suitable for bending small- to medium-sized high-precision...

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How to prevent press brake ram upset

January 10, 2006

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Every press brake is subject to normal deflection under load. This deflection is corrected by shimming. If you deflect behond design limits, you will put a permanent bend in the ram and this is known as ram upset. You cannot adjust to compensate for ram upset. Remachining of the ram is the only solution. To avoid causing ram upset be careful about bending loads above your tons per inch limit and only air bend if possible.

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Say ye shibboleth!

November 8, 2005

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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.

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Salvagnini America names North American operation president

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...

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Ironworker tooling engineered for longer life, improved hole quality

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...

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