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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Tube bending tooling alternative to solid wiper tooling

January 12, 2010

Bend Tooling Inc. has introduced the patent-pending High-Pressure Wiper System™ as an alternative to solid wiper tooling.It is an assembly consisting of a solid steel body, a single- or double-sleeved bore insert that can be replaced without removing the system from the machine, and an...

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Servo-electric bender performs multi functions with standard tooling

January 12, 2010

The Fast Bend is the newest member of the Prima Finn-Power servo-electric bender family. It can bend five different parts with different thicknesses and alloys in five minutes, the company states.The machine helps reduce or eliminate non-value-added costs associated with the traditional press brake...

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Unison receives all-electric tube bender order from BAE Systems

January 12, 2010

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has received an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.Capable of handling tube and pipe diameters up to 6.89 in., the...

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Unison supplies all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing

December 15, 2009

Unison, located in Scarsborough, U.K., has supplied a second all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.The Breeze 20 system can make precision bends on alloy and aluminum tubes with diameters of up to 3/4 in. It was shipped in mid-July and installed at Boeing's...

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press brake safety evaluation

One safeguard (not) for all

November 3, 2009 | By Christopher King

No one press brake safeguard works fore all applications.

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bending pressbrake greiner

A giant among machines

October 8, 2009 | By Michael Bishop

Greiner specializes in structural steel and heavy plate fabrication. It does work for power plants and the mining industry. In the 33 years the company has been in business, it has done structural steel jobs in an industry where the work always seems to be getting larger and heavier. It recently installed a 40-ft.-long press brake that weighs more than 800,000 lbs.

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automated panel bender

Thinking outside the press brake

October 5, 2009 | By Tim Heston

Automating bending with a press brake tied to a robot isn't the only option. Panel benders and folding technologies have evolved to handle more parts and various lot sizes.

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Mid-range press brakes introduced

September 9, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced its PPEC press brakes designed as a mid-range bending system less challenging forming applications.The press brakes, which include the PPEC-6 and PPEC-7 models, provide capacities from 80 tons, 2 meters up to 220 tons, 4.2 meters with four to seven CNC controlled axes,...

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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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bepeterson precision operation

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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