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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Midrange press brake series available in 35- to 50-ton machines - TheFabricator.com

Midrange press brake series available in 35- to 50-ton machines

September 13, 2010

LVD Strippit now offers 35- to 50-ton configurations of its PPEC series of midrange press brakes. The machines achieve bending speeds up to 47 IPM. The Energy Reduction System (ERS) feature helps reduce the cost of operation by offering energy savings of up to 30 percent over comparable designs,...

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CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities - TheFabricator.com

CNC tube benders feature extendability, new communication capabilities

August 30, 2010

Maruka offers the Chiyoda Kogyo EX series CNC tube benders with Windows® XP-based control system. The modularly designed main body has little interference area. The machine features the performance characteristics of the SP series CNC bending machine, along with extendability and new...

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Milltek Sport installs Unison bending machine

August 23, 2010

Car exhaust manufacturer Milltek Sport, Derbyshire, U.K., has installed a new Breeze tube bending machine from Unison, Scarborough, U.K. The machine is Milltek Sport's first all-electric tube bender and provides the company with the ability to bend to tighter radii than its existing hydraulically...

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All-electric tube bender performs left-hand, right-hand, variable radius bending in multistack configuration - TheFabricator.com

All-electric tube bender performs left-hand, right-hand, variable radius bending in multistack configuration

August 17, 2010

BLM's Smart is a new all-electric tube bender with 3-D visual graphic programming (VGP3D) software capable of bending tubes up to 1.10 in. in diameter. The bender can perform left-hand, right-hand, and variable-radius bending in a multistack configuration. The machine can be equipped with an...

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3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications - TheFabricator

3-D programming software for CNC press brakes also supports robotic bending applications

August 10, 2010

LVD Strippit offers CADMAN®-B 3D version 7.2 offline programming software for its PPEB and Easy-Form® series of CNC press brakes. It also supports robotic bending applications. The software helps simplify the programming of complex formed parts by providing a virtual 3-D bending...

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Trilogy Machinery sells world's largest angle bending roll to Greiner Industries - TheFabricator

Trilogy Machinery sells world's largest angle bending roll to Greiner Industries

August 10, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., the exclusive North American distributor for ROUNDO bending rolls of Sweden, has sold a ROUNDO model R-16S, which the company says is the world's largest angle bending roll, to Greiner Industries of Mt. Joy, Pa. The machine can roll up to a W44-in. by...

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Semiautomatic mandrel bender has capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles - TheFabricator

Semiautomatic mandrel bender has capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles

August 10, 2010

CML USA offers the Ercolina® TM76 mandrel bender. It has a bending capacity to 3-in. round tube and multiple profiles, capable of bends to CLR as small as 1.5xD. A USB offers unlimited storage of bend programs, material library, and job information. The company also offers rotary draw...

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Bending press available in sizes up to 120 tons - TheFabricator

Bending press available in sizes up to 120 tons

August 10, 2010

J&S Machine & Simasv offer the T40 bending press. This 40-ton horizontal-acting machine features interchangeable tooling attachments for applications such as flat bar bending, circle bending, punching, and shearing. Standard features include continuous stroke adjustment capability, open...

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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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