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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COMEQ appointed exclusive distributor for PARMIGIANI bending rolls

September 9, 2009

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., has been appointed PARMIGIANI's exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canada and by listing in Mexico.PARMIGIANI is a supplier of angle and section bending rolls, plate bending rolls, tank head dishing machines, and flanging machines. The appointment marks...

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TRUMPF presents award to distributor

September 9, 2009

TRUMPF Inc. presented a 2009 award of sales achievement to ICON Machine Tool Inc. at its annual distributor meeting held in July at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn.ICON, of St. Louis, Mo., received the Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its consistent...

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Pines and Gregson sign distribution agreement

September 9, 2009

Tube bending equipment provider Pines Technology, Westlake, Ohio, has announced a distribution agreement with Gregson Induction Benders Ltd., a UK-based supplier of induction bending machinery."This agreement confirms Pines strategic direction to specialize in large bending applications. The...

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Unique brake setup streamlines thick plate bending

September 1, 2009 | By Tim Heston

A heavy-equipment OEM's forming department develops a unique tooling setup for bending extremely thick, high-strength plate--designed for one application and one application only.

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Sheet metal radius brake bends mild steel, aluminum

August 11, 2009

Van Sant Enterprises Inc. has introduced a sheet metal radius brake for forming radius bends in mild steel and aluminum. The apron swings outside the radius and rolls across the material, which helps minimize stress and cracking.The machine includes five different radius bars (1/2, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2,...

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Icon Machine Tool holds punching, bending seminars

July 14, 2009

On April 22 and 23, 2009, more than 80 fabricators from across the Midwest attended seminars in St. Louis and Olathe, Kan., to discuss advancements in TRUMPF punching and press brake bending technologies. The event was hosted by Icon Machine Tool Inc. of St. Louis, the exclusive distributor for...

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Rolling it just so

July 2, 2009 | By Tim Heston

Contract manufacturer BEPeterson takes tight roll-bend tolerancing to the extreme: some cans are rolled to +/-1/32 inch on the circumference.

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New services brochure available

June 16, 2009

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. offers a new 4-page brochure detailing its steel fabricating and production machining services, as well as the production machining and tube end forming services from BKB Manufacturing. The new literature details the capabilities available from Manchester Tool & Die,...

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Semiautomatic tube bender accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR

June 9, 2009

Ercolina's GB90/GB100 semiautomatic Giga Bender mandrel machine is suitable for bending tube, pipe, and square and rectangular profiles to CLR as tight as 1.5xD and accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR. The interactive PLC touchscreen offers access to auto and manual operating modes, system...

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Peddinghaus announces engineering promotions

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced the promotions of two senior engineers at its facility in Bradley, Ill.James Magnuson was named as vice president of R&D. He is responsible for the development of new machine concepts.Jim Sutliffe was named as vice president of engineering. He manages all daily...

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Tooling up to bend hard

May 28, 2009 | By Tim Heston

Different high-tensile-strength metals bend—and spring back—in starkly different ways, so developing a bending strategy takes some serious planning.

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Fraser Steel bucks economic downturn by investing in big equipment

May 12, 2009

Fraser Steel, Albertville, Minn., a designer and manufacturer of precision tubular parts, recently acquired a large-capacity rotary draw bender.The 12-ton bender enables the company to bend large pieces of round and square tubing, as well as solid steel bars that previously were too big to handle...

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TRUMPF takes new direction in Taiwan

May 12, 2009

The TRUMPF Group, Ditzingen, Germany, is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the technology company is expanding the service and maintenance efforts in its electronics division, having increased the number of service employees from two to 10.The...

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Bender improves product design flexibility and reduces lead time

April 15, 2009

Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., offers enhanced capabilities with its NISSIN 3-D bender.With this machine, tube is guided continuously through a single die according to the programmed specs input into its software program. The single-die technology improves product design flexibility and reduces...

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Bending with kid gloves

March 10, 2009 | By Tim Heston

Polyurethane film, inserts, pads, and bottom dies can help prevent marring and, in some cases, allow the die to take on a variety of materials and gauges, including perforated metal and diamond tread plate.

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