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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Press brake includes comprehensive bending database - TheFabricator.com

Press brake includes comprehensive bending database

September 4, 2012

Bystronic Inc. will introduce new products to its laser, bending, and software product lines and demonstrate the Xpert press brake, equipped with new features, at FABTECH. According to the company, the press brake includes the world's most comprehensive database in material bend allowances and...

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Bending basics: Dissecting bend deductions and die openings - TheFabricator.com

Bending basics: Dissecting bend deductions and die openings

September 3, 2012

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Changing the die opening can dramatically change results during air forming. In precision sheet metal fabrication, choosing the correct die opening should not be a guessing game.

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Bystronic names direct sales engineer

August 28, 2012

Matthew Meade has joined Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., as direct sales engineer for the Kansas-Missouri territory. Meade has 20 years of metal fabrication experience, having served in engineering, plant, and upper-level management roles for OEM and job shop manufacturing companies. He has a...

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High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once - TheFabricator.com

High-speed tube bender bends up to six components at once

July 31, 2012

AddisonMckee has designed an EB28HS4 electrically powered and hydraulically operated, CNC tube bending machine for a manufacturer of flow control products. The high-speed machine accepts tubing up to 1.10 in. dia. bending up to six components at a time. The setup incorporates four or six sets...

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Software designed for press brake applications - TheFabricator.com

Software designed for press brake applications

July 30, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released SigmaBEND AP™ press brake software. Incorporating the unfolding functionality of AutoPol™ from FCC Software AB, it automatically recognizes bend information stored in both 2-D and 3-D CAD files. Users have direct, seamless access to SolidWorks®...

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Davi completes production of heaviest plate roll

July 24, 2012

Dallas-based Davi has manufactured and commissioned what it says is the heaviest four-roll machine ever built. The 13.12-ft. by 10-in. machine was dismantled and delivered to the customer via 17 trucks. It will be used for the production of heavy-duty vessels for the nuclear industry and offshore...

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TRUMPF announces staff appointments

July 16, 2012

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Shane Simpson as regional manager of machine tool sales for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and Tom Bailey as product manager – TruBend Product Group in North America. Simpson has 17 years of experience in the company's machine tool group, having...

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Remote fabricating - TheFabricator.com

Remote fabricating

July 16, 2012

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Iowa-based Co-Line Welding hasn't let its remote location harm its chances of success. In fact, it has embraced the challenge and has emerged as a growing business, even as it faces challenges such as rural power distribution.

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TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing

July 10, 2012

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Stephan Bundschu to the position of vice president, engineering and manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the machine assembly, components, sheet metal, tooling, and purchasing departments. He also continues...

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Box and pan brake is heaviest of 16-ga. models - TheFabricator.com

Box and pan brake is heaviest of 16-ga. models

July 9, 2012

Woodward-Fab has introduced the new model Boss 16 box and pan brake with a 0.0625-in. thickness capacity. The 4-ft. brake is the heaviest 16-ga. brake in the world, according to the company, with an extra-heavy frame and thick fingers. It is suitable for both automotive and industrial...

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Automated plate rolling

Plate rolling rolls on

June 29, 2012

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Advanced controls make a highly variable process more predictable Abstract: Experience still is important when it comes to plate rolling. But the more knowledge industry has gained about the materials being rolled, the more “intelligent” plate roll systems have become.

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Super Steel to host job fair

June 28, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, will host a job fair on Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is hiring the following positions for all shifts: welders setup, welders craftsmen, laser operators, setup brake operators, and electromechanical assemblers. A signing bonus of up to $1,000 is...

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Wilson Tool website launches in multiple languages

June 26, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., has launched a redesigned website at www.wilsontool.com. The new site includes more product information, simplified navigation, and multiple languages. The simultaneous launch of the website in five languages — American and British English,...

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Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides - TheFabricator.com

Box, pan brake/shear combination machines bend four or more part sides

June 12, 2012

Preferred Metalfab Inc. has introduced its new box and pan brakes and brake/shear combination machines. The units feature the same options and capacities as the company's other machines, but with removable fingers for bending four or more part sides to make complex and unusual...

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Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems - TheFabricator.com

Press brake combines features of hydraulic, electric, hybrid systems

June 11, 2012

Salvagnini offers the B3 KinEtic press brake. According to the company, the machine can reach speed and power levels similar to those of a hydraulic press brake while delivering the accuracy of an electric press brake and maintaining the consumption of a hybrid system, all managed by the...

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