George Winton

George Winton

Winton Machine Co.
3644 Burnette Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
Serpentine Bender

Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Serpentine bending in production

November 25, 2008 | By George Winton

Bending serpentine profiles—successive 180-degree bends, which typically are used in refrigeration systems—can be a challenge. By their nature, they tend to cause interference among the various bend dies, and they can be difficult to handle. Good planning in selecting a bender, planning the process, and paying close attention to infeed and outfeed options, can help make a serpentine project successful.

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CAD system CNC tube bending

Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The FABRICATOR

From the CAD station to the production floor

July 15, 2008 | By George Winton

Conventional tube bending data, regardless of format, is entered manually and therefore susceptible to errors. A modern approach involves using a CAD system to generate a STEP file, which the CAD program exports directly to the bending machine. This method is fast and eliminates errors. The drawback is that such a system requires additional database management efforts.

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