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What makes an air bend sharp on the press brake?

November 16, 2016

Press brake operators use rules of thumb when it comes to determining sharp bends. But what truly determines the point at which a bend turns sharp is the relationship between the punch nose radius, the tonnage required to form, and the shear strength of the material.

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Adaptive bending system handles large profiles

November 15, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced Synchro-Form adaptive bending technology, an integrated feature of the Synchro-Form series press brake. The technology automatically maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile when handling, positioning, and bending large parts with multiple bends....

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Press brakes feature hydraulic crowning system

November 4, 2016

Megafab has introduced the Piranha line of press brakes. The WPH and WPB models feature the EasyCrown™ hydraulic crowning system, which eliminates guesswork and rework by compensating automatically for deflection through hydraulic cylinders in the brake’s bed. The operator programs the part,...

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How adjustable V dies streamline plate bending

October 27, 2016 | By David Bishop

The latest advances in adjustable V dies have finally brought the kind of flexibility to plate bending that those in the precision sheet metal arena have enjoyed for years.

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Press brake bending: The meanings of the technical words mean everything

October 24, 2016 | By Steve Benson

As parts become more complicated and our machines get more sophisticated and precise, there is a real need to be much more precise in our trade-related language.

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Hydraulic press brakes introduced

October 17, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced the PPED series of hydraulic press brakes. They feature a multiaxis backgauge, CNC crowning system, and a 15-in. version of the manufacturer’s Touch-B graphical icon-driven CNC. The press brakes, which offer rigid construction and servo-controlled hydraulic systems,...

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Horn Machine Tools, Omni-X MX form strategic alliance in Mexico

October 11, 2016

Madera, Calif.-based tube bending machine manufacturer Horn Machine Tools Inc. and Omni-X MX S. de R.L. de C.V. have entered into an exclusive sales and service alliance for Mexico and South America.Located in Querétaro, Mexico, Omni-X MX manufactures tooling for tube bending and tube end forming...

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Tube bender bends random-length tube components in single step

October 11, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 80 E TB MR tube bending machine, developed for the series production of tube systems, commonly used in the automotive industry.A disconnecting device integrated into the bending tool makes it possible to bend and separate tube components at random lengths in a single...

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Operator talent: The heart of the plate and angle rolling business

October 11, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Plate and angle rolling remains extremely dependent on operator skill. According to a U.S. roll shop roundtable discussion held at a Davi angle rolling event in Italy, that skill really is what sets a custom rolling operation apart.

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HMT adds applications engineer

October 5, 2016

Horn Machine Tools Inc., Madera, Calif., has hired Kent Mettelmann as a tube bending and laser cutting applications specialist. Located in Dallas, he supports customers in the southwestern and central U.S. Mettelmann has more than 30 years of tube bending, process improvements, and manufacturing...

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Panel bender available with automatic blank holder adjustment

September 26, 2016

The all-electric Salvagnini P1 panel bender for 2016 is a smart, adaptive machine newly redesigned for flexible kit and single-piece part production.According to the company, the panel bender delivers up to three times the throughput of a press brake and zero setup time, making it a suitable...

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SafanDarley names Fox Machinery Associates as distributor

September 19, 2016

Netherlands-based electrical and hydraulic press brake manufacturer SafanDarley BV has expanded its network of distributors in the U.S. with the addition of Fox Machinery Associates. The distributor serves the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and West...

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Troubleshooting sheet metal forming: Determining the root causes of bending failure

September 15, 2016 | By Steve Benson

When determining the root causes of part failure, look to not just the forming method and tooling, but also the quality of material. Cheap material can be extremely costly over the long run.

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Bending software updated for better interconnection of workstations

September 12, 2016

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced version 3.1 of the software platform BendingStudio. The new version has made interconnected work at different workstations more efficient. The Data Service module is more transparent; connections to other workstations are visibly displayed. The user sees network...

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Bystronic Mexico to host grand opening for new facility

August 30, 2016

Bystronic Mexico will celebrate the grand opening of its new Monterrey headquarters on Sept. 29-30, 2016. The two-story facility comprises a main office, training area, machine demonstration showroom, and spare parts and machine logistics warehouse. In addition to being the company’s customer...

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