April 15, 2009
Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., offers enhanced capabilities with its NISSIN 3-D bender.
With this machine, tube is guided continuously through a single die according to the programmed specs input into its software program. The single-die technology improves product design flexibility and reduces lead times, the company says.
Reportedly able to bend angles greater than 180 degrees, the machine has the ability to produce multiradii parts without additional tooling and little to no distance required between bends. Tube roundness and thickness are maintained as the part is continuously passed through the die.