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.
June 14, 2005
Reducing nonvalue-added time—back guauge origin, nonprecison clamping surfaces, die shimming, scrap, and inefficient tooling storage—over time can save thousands.
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...
April 11, 2005
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.
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...
August 10, 2004
TRUMPF will introduce an updated version of its TrumaBend V series line of press brakes at FABTECH 2004 in Cleveland. New four-cylinder technology replaces hydraulic cylinders and provides more...
August 10, 2004
Over the past several years the sheet metal fabrication industry has witnessed a number of technological advancements in both machines and tooling. Machines are now capable of punching, cutting, and bending faster and more accurately than previously imaginable.
July 13, 2004
The Formtek Group of companies, which includes Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), B&K, Dahlstrom, Engel, FMI, Hill Engineering, Iowa Precision Industries, Iowa Rebuilders, Lockformer, Rowe, and Yoder,...
June 8, 2004
You may be able to improve press brake productivity and eliminate bottlenecks with more advanced tooling, anti-deflection [crowning] systems, and clamping systems. Such advancements have made it possible to form a larger range of materials and part configurations with fewer tools than before.
May 4, 2004
Air forming, bottom bending, and coining are metal forming methods. Air forming, the most common, is a three-point operation. The actual inside radius produced is based on a percentage of the V-die width, regardless of the sharp–radius relationship. Selecting the correct die width can be...