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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Tooling changeove can be a pressing issue - TheFabricator.com

Tooling changeover can be a pressing issue

March 7, 2013

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Press brake manufacturers have responded to industry’s need to produce small batches of parts that require frequent tooling changes by designing options and systems to reduce setup time by managing, storing, and automatically changing upper and lower tools. Operators can spend less time physically involved with setup and more time with the profit-making bending process. Reduced margin for error and less scrap are added benefits. However, there are steps that can be taken to reduce setup time without investing in new press brake equipment.

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Four-roll machine's overhead support lifts 100 tons - TheFabricator.com

Four-roll machine's overhead support lifts 100 tons

March 6, 2013

Davi has supplied a four-roll machine that it says is the largest in the world with the heaviest overhead support ever made. The overhead support is able to lift 100 tons — the equivalent of an Airbus...

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Roll bending machine alters for varying applications - TheFabricator.com

Roll bending machine alters for varying applications

March 5, 2013

Cole-Tuve Inc. offers Sahinler Metal Makina four-roll angle and shape bending rolls with capacities up to 4 by 4 by 0.5 in. The roll position geometry allows each machine to be used as a pyramid roll, three-roll initial-pinch or double-pinch roll, four-roll double-pinch roll, or press, depending...

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ELT Tooling, Midwest Bender Services announce merger

March 5, 2013

ELT Tooling Inc., a manufacturer of tube bending and end forming tooling, and Midwest Bender Services Inc., a provider of tube bending and end forming machinery, have merged to form Tube Form Solutions LLC. The merger allows the companies to provide turnkey systems of machinery and tooling. The...

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Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr.

March 4, 2013

The Oak Triumph electric hairpin bender from Burr Oak Tool Inc. features throughput capacities of up to 4,000 hairpins/hr., handling eight parts per cycle. The machine processes tubes up to 0.375 in. dia. The bender features stretch straightening to produce straight tubes, a feed and cut system...

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Finding the perfect die opening - TheFabricator.com

Finding the perfect die opening

February 15, 2013

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By choosing a die opening as close to perfect as possible, your consistency will improve, your setup and run times will get shorter, and the risks of running into problems will be greatly reduced.

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Trilogy Machinery names VP/national sales manager

February 12, 2013

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has promoted Ben "Beej" Flamholz to the position of vice president and national sales manager for Sunrise ironworkers. Flamholz has been selling ironworkers and punching machines since 2005. In this position, he supports customers and dealers across the...

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Davi earns highest quality degree from ThyssenKrupp

January 24, 2013

Following annual supplier evaluations, ThyssenKrupp has assigned an A rating, the highest supplier degree, to Davi, Dallas. ThyssenKrupp purchased four Davi plate rolls in 10 years for its facility in South America. The company uses the machines, with 2.95-in.-thick capacity, to bend the...

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Urethane press brake die retainers are modular

January 16, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Eng. Corp. has launched a new line of modular Tool-A-Thane urethane press brake die retainers used for most metal forming applications up to 0.125-in. material or larger. The press brake die retainers permit accurate bending without marring or scratching ferrous or...

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Bending Basics: How the inside bend radius forms - TheFabricator.com

Bending Basics: How the inside bend radius forms

January 10, 2013

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Press brake guru Steve Benson describes how the method of bending—coining, bottom bending, or air forming—is very influential on how an inside bend radius is achieved.

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Wilson Tool appoints new executives - TheFabricator.com

Wilson Tool appoints new executives

December 18, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., a provider of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has announced the appointments of Chris Lawless as president and Paul Johnson as president of new business development,...

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LVD Strippit launches social media presence

December 17, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., a manufacturer of sheet metalworking equipment, has launched a social media presence to engage customers and prospects online. The LVD Strippit blog is at http://blog.strippit.com. The Facebook profile can be found at www.facebook.com/lvdstrippit. The company's Twitter...

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Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool - TheFabricator.com

Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool

December 3, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Springmatic optical measuring system. Integrated into a bending tool, it measures bent tubes directly while tensioned on the bending machine and either starts the required bending process or saves the correction value for subsequent bends. Tube processors can...

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Electrically driven press brake 2.5 times faster than hydraulic brake

November 30, 2012

Bystronic has introduced the Xcite 80E, a new, electrically driven press brake. The machine is 2.5 times faster than a hydraulic press brake in completing a comparable bend, according to the manufacturer. Using the Fast Bend+ safety system, the tool can be positioned very close to the metal sheet...

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Press brake bending angle monitored in real time by laser

November 30, 2012

LVD Strippit offers the Easy-Form® 135/30 servo-controlled press brake, part of the PPEB series of press brakes with working lengths from 5 to 50 ft. and tonnages up to 3,000. The machine features the company's Easy-Form Laser adaptive bending technology. The angle measurement device uses a laser...

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