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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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pa., has announced it has launched a new Web site.The site promotes the company's product lines as well as used and stock machinery. It highlights management and...

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MegaFab announces corporate changes, engineering center

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...

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Bend allowance and springback in air bending

September 13, 2005

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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.

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Software brings new intelligence to press brakes

September 13, 2005

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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.

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Oversized V dies: the effects on bottom bending

August 9, 2005

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Using oversized V dies in bottom bending can damage press brakes and tooling, but used properly, these dies can help compensate for springback.

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CNC bending machines have servo drives on all axes

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...

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Metform, Bradbury form strategic alliance

June 14, 2005

Metform Intl. Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., and The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., have formed a strategic alliance that will give both organizations the ability to share technology; cooperate in...

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Taking a long-term view of press brake productivity

June 14, 2005

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Reducing nonvalue-added time—back guauge origin, nonprecison clamping surfaces, die shimming, scrap, and inefficient tooling storage—over time can save thousands.

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Wagner Companies retiree receives award

May 10, 2005

Henry N. Bills, recently retired from The Wagner Companies, has received the Frank A. Kozik Award for outstanding volunteer service to the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry. The award,...

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Wagner Companies hires customer service representative

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...

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Up Around the Bend

April 11, 2005

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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.

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Engel acquires Lion Machinery

February 8, 2005

The Formtek Group of companies, which includes Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), B&K, Dahlstrom, Engel, FMI, Hill Engineering, Iowa Precision Industries, Lockformer, Rowe, and Yoder has announced that...

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Panel bender designed for small-batch production

December 7, 2004

The 2005 Performer ABT® panel bender from Salvagnini was designed for job shops and for producing a high number of parts per day in small batches. According to the company, setup takes five...

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Press brake work support system features fast, simple setup

November 9, 2004

Cincinnati Inc.'s Fast Setup Work Support system features quick clamping adjustment handles designed to simplify press brake work support setup. A separate adjustment handle for each axis allows quick...

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Press brakes help eliminate test bending

October 12, 2004

The PR Plus system option is now standard on the full range of Bystronic Inc.'s PR Series press brakes. The technology measures material thickness and length and provides compensation for the effects...

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