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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Rotary draw tube bender offers simplified programming

October 22, 2015

The Ercolina Top Bender 050 Plus model rotary draw tube and pipe bender simplifies programming and allows the operator to store and produce the desired bend angle in seconds. The new color-coded control displays machine position and all current functions on one screen. Bend angle can be...

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Electric CNC bender handles difficult materials, profiles

October 21, 2015

Trilogy Machinery offers the Inductaflex AL-1, which is the manufacturer’s first fully electric CNC bending machine. The unit can bend most materials and profiles, from complicated aluminum extrusions to polished stainless steel tubes. During development, the machine successfully curved a...

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Pneumatic clamping systems use self-locking mechanism

October 13, 2015

Wila USA has introduced a line of upper and lower New Standard® Premium pneumatic clamping systems with patented self-locking mechanism for press brakes. Designed for use with the company’s New Standard punches and dies, the clamping systems use shop air pressure. Tool segments are clamped...

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Press brake tooling designed in LVD style

October 13, 2015

Wilson Tool International® has introduced the LVD style line of press brake tooling. The punches and dies are laser-hardened, and dies are Nitrex®-treated. They feature LVD’s patented STONE® radius die design to help ensure accurate bend angles along the full length of the bend and reduce...

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6 ways to boost press brake productivity

October 12, 2015

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Improved tool storage at the press brake, easier tool identification, fast tool loading/unloading (including heavy tools), and proper positioning of tooling in the press brake can make life easier for any press brake operator--experienced or not.

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Sensor measures profile angle within die cavity

October 7, 2015

Gasparini offers the GPS4, a sensor embedded into the press brake die that measures the profile angle within the die cavity mechanically. It is designed to combat problems with springback. The sensor allows the bending of complex shapes with Z-bends or with narrow flanges. Surface finish has no...

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Automatic crowning system added to press brake

October 7, 2015

Gasparini has introduced the X-Press press brake with ACSG active crowning. A sensor in the ram detects bowing. Cylinders in the table raise the die, while another sensor measures the height. When the two values are equal, punch and die are at the same distance, and the profile has a constant angle...

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Why automate your press brakes?

October 7, 2015

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Automated bending technology has changed significantly in recent years. Knowing which works best for your operation starts with a simple question: Why do you want to automate?

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TRUMPF at FABTECH 2015 – Boost your Business

Presented by TRUMPF Inc.

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Every manufacturer can use a boost to give them the edge they need. At FABTECH, TRUMPF will display products to propel your business further into the lead including: the new TruBend Center which enables bend geometries not possible with a traditional panel bender, flexible automation concepts for laser cutting, punching and bending machines, and our new TruTops Boost software featuring all-in-one design and programming. Get the “Boost” that only TRUMPF can provide. Stop by and see us in booth S1701

Albina Co. adds induction heating capabilities

September 24, 2015

Albina Co. Inc., a bender of pipe, tube, structural steel, and plate located in Tualatin, Ore., now offers induction heating capabilities. The company has used heat to bend materials for decades, using alternatives to the actual process of induction heating. Now it is applying an induction heat...

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How small batches simplify metal fabrication

September 14, 2015

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When order quantities shrink, things can get really complicated on the job shop floor--unless the order-to-ship cycle shrinks as well.

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Bystronic Xpert 40 Press Brake Delivers Highest Process Efficiency

Presented by Bystronic Inc.

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Fastest press brake of its size on the market! The Xpert 40 keeps pace with today’s high-speed Fiber lasers. Ultra high-performance ram, back gauge and safety system ensures highly efficient production of complex shapes. First to combine entire setup and production in one station, greatly reducing non-productive bending time.

A grand unifying theory of bending on the press brake: Part I

September 8, 2015

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Press brake guru Steve Benson proposes a new theory of bending, altering some long-held labels and definitions and introducing new formulas. Those long-held definitions worked well, but these new definitions and formulas may help a press brake technician become even more accurate in predicting how a part will form.

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Welding nozzle protects weld zone and laser beam delivery optics

September 1, 2015

The new Laserdyne SmartShield™ welding nozzle protects against excessive oxidation in the weld area on such materials as aluminum alloys, copper alloys, titanium alloys, nickel-based superalloys, and stainless steels. The nozzle is suitable for use on the 3- to 7-axis 795, 430BD, and 430 Vera...

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Tube bending machine features swiveling bending head

August 27, 2015

Lang Tube Tec offers a new, fully electric, CNC tube bending machine with automatic change of bending direction. The 25CNC-EMR R/L features a swiveling bending head and shifting of the clamping unit and pressure die support to achieve short cycle times. According to the company, this provides a...

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