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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Chicago Metal Fabricators adds 1,500-ton press brake

June 18, 2014

Chicago Metal Fabricators has added an Accurpress 1,500-ton press brake to its factory floor for heavy-duty metal forming The 5-axis, CNC press brake has a bed length of 30 ft., a throat depth of 22 in., and a distance between housings of 26 ft. The company now has two press brakes on its...

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Wilson marks 20th anniversary of press brake tooling division

June 17, 2014

Wilson Tool International is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its press brake tooling division in 2014. Today the company offers standard tooling for European-style setups, its American Precision® and WT Style Precision™ lines, and Exacta conventional press brake tooling. It also offers an...

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Bending tube greener and cleaner

June 9, 2014

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For many, ideas such as green and sustainability are synonymous with recycling, but recycling is just one small part of doing things in a greener way. Minimizing the consumption that later needs to be recycled (waste) is an important aspect, too. Among tube and pipe fabricators, one area that can yield big benefits is lubricant consumption.

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Barnshaws first in U.K. to achieve total compliance with EN 1090-1

June 6, 2014

Steel bending company Barnshaws Metal Bending, West Midlands, U.K., has announced that it is prepared for the introduction of mandatory CE Marking for all fabricated structural steelwork on July 1. According to the company, it is the first metal bending firm in the U.K. to have achieved total...

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Fully automatic pole cutting, bending machine saves processing time

May 29, 2014

Baykal Machinery has designed a fully automatic pole cutting and bending machine. The cutting line has an area of 85.3 by 196.8 ft. and a cutting size of 8.2 by 45.9 ft. According to the company, the machine saves up to 50 percent of the total processing time and works with a 0 percent margin of...

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Davi provides two machines to Exxon Mobil Group company

May 28, 2014

Davi Inc., Dallas, has sold a profile bending machine and a plate roll to a company in the Exxon Mobil Group in North America. The machines will be used to make parts for the extraction of oil from sandy deposits. Because the fields are far away from the city, the Davi remote service system...

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R&B Machining adds staff

May 27, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired Bill Bernard as sales manager – exhaust. In this position he focuses on increasing the company’s sales of tube bending and forming tooling and tube end forming machines and growing its automation business in the target automotive and truck exhaust...

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Pipe bending/forming system suitable for tight pipe coils

May 21, 2014

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has incorporated its right-hand/left-hand bending machines into a system designed specifically for tightly coiled pipes. The system eliminates cross-section loss and burrs. A robot places coiled material into a measuring device that enters the coil’s exact...

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Bending Basics: Strategies for forming offsets

May 12, 2014

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If you pick the right offset tool for the job, you'll find you will be able to produce many different offset geometries quickly and safely.

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CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing

April 23, 2014

Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...

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Trumpf TruBend Cell 7000

TRUMPF Inc.

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The TruBend Cell 7000 is an automated bending cell comprised of of a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, a BendMaster bending robot and a LoadMaster Bend material handling unit. These elements are expertly coordinated to achieve a cycle time of 4 seconds per bend using TruTops Bend programming software. The TruBend 7000 Cell may also optionally be implemented to change bending tools as part of the automated process.

Press brakes include new options

April 7, 2014

Bystronic offers its Xpert and Xcite press brake series equipped with the ByVision bending control. The control, which includes a database of material bend angles and bend allowances, uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles...

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TRUMPF adds Codatto Intl. to group

April 3, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced the addition of Codatto Intl. S.p.a., Lonigo, Italy, to its TRUMPF Group. The panel bending manufacturer employs 40 people. Its machines, which handle large metal sheets and leave almost no blemishes on the material, are offered as part of the TRUMPF...

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The next level of air bending

April 3, 2014

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In this excerpt from Sheet Metalworking: State of the Art, the concept of adaptive forming, a special form of air bending, is introduced and explained.

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The wiper die’s role and rake

April 3, 2014

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Properly setting up the tooling on a tube or pipe bender can be a straightforward process, but misunderstandings and shortcuts can lead to poor setups. The wiper die’s rake angle is one such setting. Operators should beware that setting the tool to a specific gap at its trailing edge can lead to inconsistent setups.

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