Metal Forming & Fabricating Product Showcase

Explore the technical advancements these forming and fabrication technologies bring to the shop floor and assess which ones can give your business a competitive edge.

“LINE PIPE” FORMING PRESSES
Graebener-Reika, Inc. offers its Graebener Maschinentechnik pipe forming presses for producing large diameter line pipe used in pipeline or utility distribution systems. These presses are suited for producing pipes with increased yield points and large wall thickness-to-pipe diameter ratios, where the forces required exceed the physical limits of traditional roll bending machines.

AUTOMATIC CARBIDE CIRCULAR COLD SAW FOR STEEL, CAST IRON AND OTHER FERROUS MATERIALS
Behringer Saws, Inc. offers the HCS-180 high-performance automatic carbide circular cold saw for cutting of ferrous material at 90 deg, and the HBE Dynamic Series bandsaw that uses a drive motor with application-specific gearing for increased cutting output efficiency and low power consumption in high production metal cutting operations.

HIGHLY AUTOMATED ALL-ELECTRIC SIX-INCH DIAMETER TUBE BENDER
The ELECT XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM GROUP USA brings advanced levels of accuracy and productivity to the bending of tubes up to 6 in diameter. The unit can handle difficult applications with little or no straight between bends or where tight radius bends are required, and has already found a home in the automotive, agricultural machinery, construction machinery, and shipbuilding industries, among others.

HIGH-VOLUME PRODUCTION HYDROFORMING PRESS INCREASES THROUGHPUT AND REDUCES CYCLE TIME
Interlaken Technology, a manufacturer of production press equipment for hydroforming, elevated temperature forming, and hot stamping systems introduces a four-column hydroforming press system for running high-volume production while reducing cycle time. Interlaken offers this hydroforming press system in clamp forces from 250 tons to 5000 tons.

4000T MECHANICAL FORGING PRESS 
Meadville Forging Company is placing a new 4,000 ton Mechanical Forging Press from ERIE Press Systems into service to support their growth in gear blanks, bearing races, wheel hubs and other critical forgings for automotive market. The closed die press will feature the patented Scotch Yoke ram producing less stretch and improving off center load capability.

GOING “GREEN” WITH LASER CUTTING SYSTEMS
Bystronic Inc. incorporates a power saving mode into all machines equipped with the ByLaser 6000 and ByLaser 4400BCL series resonators.  The Power Saving Mode reduces the electrical power consumption of the complete laser cutting system by 50 percent to 70 percent during standby or non-cutting times.  Customer benefits include reduced energy costs, reduced carbon footprint and possible state or local incentives for electrical efficiency.

DESTACKER TOOLING DESIGN FEEDS ALUMINUM AND STEEL BLANKS
Bilsing Automation North America developed a flexible destacking solution that can successfully separate and feed both steel and aluminum blanks in various sizes and configurations, along with Carbon Fiber Master Booms that meet dimensional specification and standards as set by General Motors for its World Tool Boom.

PROJECTION MANDREL PUNCHING
Projection Mandrel punching stations from Multicyl Inc. are one way in which obstacles can be overcome when working with tubing or extrusions of different sizes.

CNC PLATE SHEAR ELIMINATES MANUAL LAYOUT
The SUNRISE CNC Plate Shear System from Trilogy Machinery features a powered in-feed system capable of processing up to 20 ft lengths of material at 16 fpm speed with ± 0.006 in/foot positioning accuracy.

FRICTIONLESS METALFORMING WITH WATER
FormBalancer FluidForming machines from FluidForming Americas, LLC can precisely shape metals into a predefined geometries by using fluid under pressures of up 60,000 psi resulting in heretofore unprecedented capabilities.

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