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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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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Panel bending machine has additional vertical axis for part manipulator

December 15, 2015

TRUMPF has introduced the new TruBend Center 5030, the company’s first panel bending machine. With a bending length of 10 ft., the semiautomatic machine is suitable for bending thin sheets. The operator inserts the material against the backgauge, and the 2-axis part manipulator performs all...

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Grand unifying theory of press brake bending: Part IV

December 15, 2015 | By Steve Benson

This month Steve Benson summarizes his grand unifying theory of radius, bend deduction, and die selection with a review and complete rundown of the bend calculations, from estimating springback to working the bend functions.

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Pacific Press Technologies celebrates 70th anniversary

December 14, 2015

Pacific Press Technologies Inc., Mt. Carmel, Ill., celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2015. The company began during World War II by building the first hydraulic press brake in the U.S. Today the company offers presses, press brakes, and shears for hydraulic metal...

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Press brake offers simplified setup, programming

December 14, 2015

Bystronic has introduced the Xact Smart 160 press brake, featuring simplified setup and programming. Bysoft 7 software integrates the press brake into the user’s production environment. The machine incorporates the ByVision bending control system, which uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen interface...

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How a plate rolling rookie becomes a guru

December 3, 2015 | By Tim Heston

How does a plate rolling rookie become a guru? According to Ken Pecho, project engineer at Chicago Metal Rolled Products, it requires good communication. So how do you really define good communication? For plate rolling (and many other shop skills), you can break it down into three critical components: collaboration, observation, and patience.

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