Mike Bollheimer

Product Manager of Tube Bending & Fabricating
Wayne Trail Technologies Inc.
203 E. Park St.
Fort Loramie, OH 45845
Planning 101: Hydroforming automation - TheFabricator

Hydroforming | Articles

Planning 101: Hydroforming automation

June 8, 2010 | By Mike Bollheimer

Developing an automated cell of any sort requires detailed planning,and hydroforming is no exception. All elements, from tube debundling to scrap removal, are like pieces of a puzzle—and if any one of them is missing or doesn’t fit, the entire system becomes ineffective.

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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles

Affordable automation

May 28, 2009 | By Mike Bollheimer

Competition is tough and getting tougher. A critical strategy for staying in business is automation. Putting together a flexible, automated system with quick-change capability can help tube fabricators manufacture a variety of parts, both for existing projects and future programs. A few key pieces of equipment and a long-term view of current and future projects can help to justify the expense.

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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles

Bending and handling tube

July 13, 2004 | By Mike Bollheimer

Three main types of tube bending equipment are dedicated, CNC, and automated bending cells. Understanding the advantages of each is crucial to deciding which type to purchase.

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