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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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Bending Basics: The fundamentals of heavy bending - TheFabricator.com

    Bending Basics: The fundamentals of heavy bending

    January 2, 2014

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    When bending on a press brake, thicker and harder plates require larger minimum bend radii. Finding the true minimum bend radius for steel or aluminum plate requires a little research. Nonetheless, the answers are there, waiting for you to find them.

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    Press brake training helps build a foundation for success - TheFabricator.com

    Press brake training helps build a foundation for success

    January 2, 2014

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    Robbins Manufacturing of Fall River, Wis., has invested in an extensive training program, including machine-specific training, especially on the press brake. The company also has invested heavily in new technology, including a brake with automatic tool change. Both investments are paying off.

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    Tube bending machines available for rent from transfluid Maschinenbau

    December 16, 2013

    Tube bending and processing machines producer transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, has established the new "tu go" concept for quick tube processing. The machines in stock for rent vary from compact, portable bending machines such as the t bend MB 642 with bending radii between...

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    System is fastest for automated bending of small parts - TheFabricator.com

    System is fastest for automated bending of small parts

    December 6, 2013

    TRUMPF Inc. has released the TruBend Cell 7000, which the company says is the fastest system available for the automated bending of small parts. With an average cycle time of 4 sec./bend, it delivers parts twice as fast as conventional bending cells, the manufacturer reports. The machine...

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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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    Maximize your shop’s bending throughput with LVD Strippit’s ToolCell. Automated tool changing with all tools held within the machine’s tooling library. Want to know more?

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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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