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Rod bending tools range from small, handheld devices, to automated machines. Bending tools are made to adjust the bending angle by reference, stroke measure or angle measure. There are several classification of bending tools. Read More…

Rod Bending Rod bending is a broad term that applies to forming machine tools that assemble bends on any workpiece.
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Leading Manufacturers

Mystic, CT  |  800-723-7015

Acme Wire Products provides close tolerance wire fabrications using steel and stainless steel. Customized applications include a wide range of wire forms for many different applications. Acme works with wire from .050 to .500 diameter.

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Acme Wire Products Company, Incorporated $$$

Tualatin, OR  |  503-625-4555

In our 38+ years of doing business, we have created many loyal, lasting relationships with our customers. We specialize in simple to complex metal parts for any and all industries. We refer to our business as metal origami, forming thin gauge metal to make very unique, custom parts. Our high standards and certifications make us a preferred supplier in the metal stamping industry for high and low volume requirements. Contact us today for more information!

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Northwest Fourslide, Inc. $$$

Bristol, CT  |  860-584-0594

Plymouth Spring Company, founded in 1959, has continued to expand and grow through new technologies and attention to details to serve an ever larger customer base. Plymouth Spring completed the acquisition of the assets of the Bristol Spring Manufacturing Company and has integrated much of Bristol Spring’s highly skilled workforce, equipment and manufacturing capabilities of compression springs, torsion springs & extension springs into our existing facility.

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Plymouth Spring Company, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-860-6031

Established in 1964 and now in our third generation of ownership, Gilbert Spring Corporation has remained dedicated to not only providing the utmost quality in our products but also offering excellent customer service and on-time delivery with short lead times. Our Secondary department can produce complex Springs and Wire/Strip Forms not suited for machine operations, and our on-site tooling department gives us the ability to quickly adapt to customer’s needs.

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Gilbert Spring Corporation $$$

Muskegon, MI  |  231-830-9393

West Michigan Tube & Wire Forming was established in 1999. Our specialty is custom manufacturing in the metal tube bending and wire forming areas. Related services include: stamping, assembly, paint, and assisting with design and manufacturing suggestions. Both 2D and 3D CNC Wire forming and bending is a core service with the ability to handle wire widths from .062” - .312.” Typical projects include furniture, cart, and industrial prototypes.

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West Michigan Tube & Wire Forming $$$

Bristol, CT  |  860-583-1326

At Tollman Spring, computer-controlled, multi-axis wire form machines are used to make intricately shaped wire products ranging from .004” to .156” wire diameters. Critical dimensions are measured using probes and laser technology to maintain the angular positioning required to get the job done and done right. At Tollman, most wire form parts can be made without the need to purchase expensive tooling.

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Established bending tool types are: Standard Bends, U-Bending, Offset Bending, Edgewise Bending and Torsion Bending. In their own categories, respectively, are CNC Bending machines and Universal Bending Machines-Modular Construction. Classifications are determined by the kind of bends they generate.

Standard Bending tools produce bends without extraordinary geometry. The distance between a bend and material end is rather high, assuming an adequate bearing area. The same is also true from one bend to the next.

U-Bending tools make, as the name implies, “U”-shaped rods, like piping for below sinks. When the required bends are more tight and narrow than the tool can handle, a U-Bend tool is swapped out for a bending mandrel, which has narrow geometry. Offset bending tools are used to assemble two bends with a small distance between each other in one step. Edgewise Bending tools are used when a bending axis is placed parallel to the tight side of the workpiece.

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This type of tool may come equipped with electronic angular measurement component, to ensure a high bending accuracy. Torsion Bending tools are able to rotate the workpiece on a longitudinal axis.

A consumer can alternatively achieve a similar end by using complex assembly groups with standard bends. CNC wire bending machines are a fairly recent development, and they have been designed for high flexibility and a quick set-up. They are able to economically bend both single pieces and small batches with the same level of precision and efficiency as series-produced parts. The final category of Rod Bending tool is the Universal Bending Machine-Modular Construction.

This type of tool consists of a basic machine that is adjustable with little effort and can therefore be applied to a number of bends. The exchange of tools, supported by a simple plug-in system, is quick and easy.

The basic machine is comprised of a CNC-operated side stop, a work bench and software for programming and operating. Because of its modular construction, this machine offers an affordable gateway into bending technology.

After the initial investment, a machine can be customized and extended without any conversion. In other words, the basic machine provides a bending stroke, while the kind of bending is determined by the accompanying tool.

Bending tools are great for a number of industries and markets. Types of construction, among other, to which the Universal Bending Machine lends itself, are metal construction, steel construction, metalwork, machine construction and utility vehicle construction.

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