Rod Bending

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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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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. Whether your application is simple or sophisticated, the team at Acme Wire Products can provide you with a part that meets your needs. Contact them today!

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Kewanna, IN  |  574-653-2554

Founded in 1960, Kewanna Metal Specialties is a family-owned corporation providing the highest quality in wire products and more, including allied services such as bending, welding, coining and powder coating. With top clients such as Yamaha and Ingersoll-Rand, Kewanna Metal Specialties offers wire forms in all types and sizes ranging from .060 to .626 diameter and even three-dimensional products.

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Fenton, MO  |  800-325-3770

At Western Wire Products, we manufacture wire fasteners, electrical and plumbing supplies and custom wire forms. We have been manufacturing wire products since 1914 and remained family owned and operated. When you send us a sketch, we can create a custom wire product to your specifications. We serve customers located all over the U.S., so call today with your wire form needs.

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Western Wire Products Co. $$$

Loves Park, IL  |  815-877-6000

For over 30 years, Rockford Specialties has provided custom wire products and displays, 2D and 3D CNC wire forming, as well as resistance, MIG, TIG and robotic welding. POP displays, racks, brackets, shelves, grids and hooks. Supplying to OEM, medical and retail.

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Rockford Specialties, Inc. $$$

Bedford Park, IL  |  708-563-1700

We specialize in wire and steel forming and metal finishing, and at Archer Wire, we work closely with each customer to develop the types of products that meet their particular specifications. Products include: fan guards, grills, display racks, grids for all industries and more. Archer Wire also has full CAD and stamping capabilities.

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Archer Wire International Corporation $$$

Thomaston, GA  |  706-647-1162

Chief Manufacturing’s diversity of capabilities has rapidly grown to include the capacity to produce wire bent and flat steel components, robotic welded components, plastic injected parts, and powder coated finished components to a wide array of markets. What has remained the same is the family ownership and the drive to continue Chief’s legacy into the next generations.

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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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