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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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

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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JMT USA names Midwestern regional sales manager

January 29, 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah-based JMT USA, a provider of metal fabrication machinery including high-precision press brakes and plate rolls, has hired Ron Backhaus to serve as Midwestern regional sales manager. Backhaus has focused mainly on plate rolls in the metal forming industry since 2004. Before...

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Press brake basics: 10 tips for bottom bending aluminum

January 27, 2016 | By Steve Benson

Bottom bending can work well for some aluminum grades, but it requires knowledgeable operators who fully grasp the bending method and know what precautions to take.

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Electric tube bender has 6.5-in., three-stack capability

January 18, 2016

Lang Tube Tec GmbH has introduced the 160CNC-EMR automatic tube bending machine. The multiradius bending machine, which handles a maximum tube OD of 6.5 in., can bend three stacks with 1xD bending capability in stainless steel. The bender has 13 CNC axes, including interpolation for cycle time...

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Automatic tube bending system offers flexible production

January 18, 2016

The DB 622-CNC t-bend mandrel bending machine from transfluid® is a fully automatic system for tube processing. The unit, which has no corners or edges, is completely encased in a round design. The compact design and integrated safety housing around the machine allow operation with a separate...

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Lang Tube Tec names International Technologies as U.S. partner

January 12, 2016

Lang Tube Tec GmbH, a manufacturer of electric tube and pipe bending machines based in Germany, has selected International Technologies Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., as a U.S. sales and service partner. Lang Tube Tec provides a variety of bending machines for carbon steel, stainless steel,...

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Press brake tooling engineered with beveled punch tang

January 8, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced bevel tang-style tooling for Amada® press brakes. The tooling is engineered with a beveled punch tang for press brakes featuring Amada One Touch® punch holders. The tooling includes a variety of punches, dies, and accessories available in segmented,...

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EHRT North America to distribute EHRT Maschinenbau products

January 5, 2016

EHRT North America, affiliate of Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc. and Southern States Machinery Inc., has assumed distribution of EHRT Maschinenbau GmbH products, including punching and bending machines for copper busbar, in North America. EHRT North America is administered from Harrisburg, Pa. Karl...

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Automated tool-changing press brake stores tooling in the machine

December 17, 2015

Featuring automated tool-changing capabilities, the ToolCell 150-ton, 10-ft. press brake from LVD Strippit offers an integrated tooling storage housed in the machine. Tools are placed automatically, eliminating manual tooling adjustments. While the operator is preparing parts for the next job, the...

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ShelterLogic acquires Arrow Sheds

December 15, 2015

Engineered shelter manufacturer ShelterLogic, based in Watertown, Conn., has acquired Arrow Sheds LLC, Breese, Ill., a manufacturer of outdoor steel storage sheds. Arrow also has production/distribution facilities in Haskell, N.J., and Fontana, Calif., as well as international sales management...

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