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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Press brake bending: Applying the 20 percent rule to 6061 aluminum

April 13, 2016 | By Steve Benson

Four areas to consider when bending include (1) formability; (2) thickness and bend radius; (3) tensile, yield, and elongation; and (4) how to deal with bending tempered materials. This month, Steven Benson applies these to forming 6061 aluminum.

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Control system allows bending machine network creation

March 31, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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How one fabricator maintains quality in bending

March 31, 2016 | By Dan Davis

DeWys Manufacturing, Marne, Mich., used to rely on quality personnel running all over the plant to check parts, but that caused downtime as people waited for the quality check. As the company explored lean manufacturing and refined its training process, it sought to make quality the job of everyone, not just a select few. The results of this thinking are particularly evident in the press brake department.

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Software connects all data, processes involved in bent part production

March 30, 2016

Aicon 3D Systems has launched BendingStudio 3.0 software. It connects all data and processes involved in bent part manufacturing, from production and process planning to manufacturing and quality control, with emphasis on metrological processes. The setup of inspection plans is separated from...

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Press brake bending and the notch: A deeper dive

March 28, 2016 | By Steve Benson

Bending guru Steve Benson continues his discussion of notching, which has a symbiotic relationship with bending. Nowadays CAD systems take care of the layout calculations. Nonetheless, manual notch layout is still used for one-off products or in prototype shops.

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Trilogy Machinery named exclusive North American distributor for SweBend

March 24, 2016

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been appointed as the new exclusive North American distributor for SweBend angle and section bending rolls, plate rolls, and specialty machinery. The entire staff at SweBend, based in Hässleholm, Sweden, comprises former employees from Roundo, also in...

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Press brake tooling enables up to 40-degree bending with no marking

March 22, 2016

Mate offers CleanBend™ forming technology press brake tooling dies. Rotating supports within the tooling allow bending of delicate and standard materials up to 40 degrees with little or no marking. The dies are designed for bending short flanges; bending a flange to a diagonal sharp or...

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All-electric press brakes available in three sizes

March 21, 2016

JMT has developed the EB series all-electric press brakes. The machines are available in three sizes. The EB 2512 has a 4-ft. bending length and 28 tons of bending force. The EB 5020 has a 6-ft. 10-in. bending width with 56 tons of bending force. The EB 10030 has a 10-ft. 1-in. maximum bending...

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Davi delivers angle roll to steel fabricator

March 4, 2016

Davi has announced that a large steel fabricator in Germany has installed a Davi angle roll for bending beams up to 10 by 8 in. and pipes. The company previously purchased two plate rolls for bending plates up to 25/32...

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Small press brake delivers 66 tons of bending force

February 29, 2016

JMT has introduced the ADR 1260 4-ft. multiaxis press brake. It provides 66 tons of bending force and includes the DT-10 CNC for precision and ease of operation. Featuring a small footprint and a 49-in. bending length, the press brake offers a CNC X-axis backgauge, Euro/American-style punch...

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Wilson Tool to host Press Brake Training & Technology Summit on April 6

February 25, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, will hold a free Press Brake Training & Technology Summit on Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at its headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minn....

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Control system allows creation of bending machine network

February 19, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec GmbH offers the NxG 2.0 high-performance control system, which allows the user to create a network of bending machines within a company. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the manufacturer integrated fundamental modules into the CNC system....

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Press brake bending and notching: A symbiotic relationship

February 15, 2016 | By Steve Benson

Whether you are a press brake technician or you are programming in CAD, having a basic understanding of notching can lead to better products and a more efficient operation.

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Bystronic Introduces Next Generation Xpert Press Brake

February 4, 2016

By: Bystronic Inc.

Smart. Precise. Profitable. Easy-to-Use: Experience The Next Generation of the Bystronic Xpert press brake with its unique bending features that make it the most comprehensive press brake on the market.

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Reggin Industries Reinvents Procedures to Create a Whale of a Sculpture

February 1, 2016 | By Sue Roberts

The beauty and grace of a baleen whale were the inspiration of the Sei sculpture designed by Michael Yahgulanaas and fabricated by Reggin Industries, Calgary, Alberta, for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall at the Vancouver Airport. Fabricating the smooth, curved lines of the sculpture with a mirrored stainless steel exterior within a tight time frame required a disciplined, revised production flow and innovation.

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