A wheel-shaped die with a groove in the outer circumference that conforms to half the pipe circumference. It will most often have a straight section used as half of the clamp set for holding the pipe against the die. This type of die is used in rotary draw or compression bending to generate the bend radius.
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The robots are coming - by Dan Davis Robots replacing fabricators is not likely to happen in the next few years. However some predict that robots may replace almost 50 percent of all kinds of jobs in the future. That is likely to include some fabrication jobs.
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