Bob Want

Tools for Bending Inc.
194 W. Dakota Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
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Bending | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Material selection for rotary draw bend tooling

March 12, 2012 | By Bob Want

Understanding substrates and coatings, and how the coated surface interacts with tube or pipe during the bending process, is necessary to finding a cost-effective, capable combination.

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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Bending nonround tubing

August 1, 2009 | By Bob Want

While bending round tube and pipe involves many variables and challenges, the difficulties in bending nonround shapes are more numerous and complicated. Among the most common shapes are square, rectangular, and oval (elliptical and flat-sided). None react to the bending force in the same way that round shapes do, so understanding how the material reacts is the first step in learning about bending nonrounds.

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CNC Tube Bender

Bending | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Automatic or manual?

October 9, 2007 | By Bob Want

While automation can increase throughput and reduce labor, it doesn't solve manufacturing problems. A manual process that produces poor-quality or inconsistent parts will simply do so at a faster rate if automated. Understanding the process and process variables is the key to troubleshooting problems and resolving them to get the maximum gain from automation.

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Machine tooling

Bending | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Avoiding common bending problems with common sense

December 12, 2006 | By Bob Want

Tooling determines the outcome of a bending operation. Whether an application is simple or complex, matching the right tooling with the bending equipment and method will save both time and money.

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