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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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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Olicana Products announces expansion

December 2, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube bending company in Ilkley, U.K., has acquired buildings adjacent to its existing premises. The expansion will increase manufacturing space by 30 percent and allow the current workforce to grow and provide higher production efficiency, the company states....

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Olicana names paint shop manager

November 19, 2013

Olicana Products, a tube bending company in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, U.K., has named David Sutcliffe as paint shop manager. He worked previously at Powells. In this position, Sutcliffe is implementing a leaner working system for the five-person team and is putting standard operation procedures into...

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Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines

November 18, 2013

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has introduced new software features to its laser, bending, and waterjet product lines. PartID is a new feature of the Bystronic BySoft 7 CAD/CAM software. The identification code is generated with BySoft 7and then laser-engraved onto the part utilizing a Bystronic...

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How the automatic backgauge changed everything - TheFabricator.com

How automated backgauging on a press brake changed everything

November 5, 2013

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The automatic backgauge, which began to permeate shop floors in the 1970s, really was a revolutionary step forward. In fact, without this step forward, sheet metal fabrication wouldn’t be the business it is today.

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Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

November 4, 2013

Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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Forming presses designed for large-diameter line pipe - TheFabricator.com

Forming presses designed for large-diameter line pipe

October 29, 2013

Graebener-Reika Inc. offers Graebener Maschinentechnik pipe forming presses for producing large-diameter line pipe used in pipeline and utility distribution systems. The presses are suited for producing pipes with increased yield points and large wall thickness-to-pipe-diameter ratios, where the...

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Trilogy Machinery named exclusive U.S. distributor for Akyapak

October 23, 2013

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been named the exclusive distributor in the U.S. for plate and section bending rolls made by Akyapak, Bursa, Turkey. The manufacturer produces a variety of section and angle rolls, as well as three-roll and four-roll plate rolls, including models up to 8...

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LVD Strippit ToolCell – automated tool changing press brake

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Rotary bender designed for large-diameter pipe - TheFabricator.com

Rotary bender designed for large-diameter pipe

October 17, 2013

CML USA Ercolina® offers the Ercolina TB100 rotary draw tube and pipe bender. It is suitable for producing bends in large-diameter pipe, tube, squares, rectangles, and solids. Features include touchscreen programming with system diagnostics in multiple languages; a quick-change tooling...

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Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility - TheFabricator.com

Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility

October 16, 2013

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a producer of machines for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has broken ground for its new assembly facility in Sturgis, Mich. The multimillion-dollar investment is expected to create about 50 new jobs immediately and many additional employment opportunities...

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3-D simulator speeds development of tube bending programs - TheFabricator.com

3-D simulator speeds development of tube bending programs

October 14, 2013

Unison has launched a 3-D simulator, available from Horn Machine Tools, to help metal fabricators accelerate the development of control programs for all-electric tube bending machines. Using artificial intelligence techniques, the simulator provides program analysis and optimization facilities,...

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The RDI Group names new CEO

October 10, 2013

The RDI Group, Itasca, Ill., which provides engineered capital equipment, enclosures, and related products to customers worldwide in various industries including metal coil processing, has named Fred Kestler as CEO. Curtis Maas, chairman and CEO since 1984, remains as chairman of the board....

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The future of the bending craft - TheFabricator.com

The future of the bending craft

October 9, 2013

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Shop floors are filled with advanced technology, and this includes the press brake department. As bending guru Steve Benson explains, you still need skilled technicians to make the best use of that technology.

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Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing

October 8, 2013

Carell Corp. offers Imcar vertical bending and welding equipment for tank manufacturing. The semiautomatic vertical systems combine economy of motion, reduced material handling, optimization of space, and multitasking capabilities, the company reports. Coil stock is fed vertically into the...

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