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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.

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Acme Wire Products Company, Incorporated $$$

Bloomington, MN  |  800-473-8837

Quickdraw Conveyor Systems are specially designed for use in automation processes. Our flexible design is ideal for conveyance in clean-room environments, automotive component assembly, medical device and instrument assembly, microelectronics production and semiconductor applications.

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Activar Technical Products/Quickdraw $$$

Lake Geneva, WI  |  262-249-7854

R&L Spring Company manufactures custom spring and wire formed components for industries such as powersports, automotive, medical devices, and general industrial. Products include compression, extension, and torsion springs, as well as rings, wire forms, fourslide components, and long coils. Wire diameters available from .001" to .750" in both shaped wires and flat stocks. Their experienced team is able to meet the most demanding parts specifications. IATF16949 and ISO9001 certified.

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R & L Spring Company $$$

McKees Rocks, PA  |  800-245-6200

Since 1930, General Wire Spring Company has manufactured high-quality springs for satisfied and returning customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Order yours today in quantities from 1-1,000,000,000 and within a range of .012" - .625". Quotations are given in one business day or less and lead times are usually two to five weeks. When you think springs, think General Wire Spring Company!

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General Wire Spring Company $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-453-5463

Certified ISO 9001:2000 company, Apex Spring & Stamping, is a top manufacturer of springs. Coil springs manufactured: torsion, extension or specialty springs. Flat stock is of spring steel, aluminum, stainless, brass, copper or rolled steel. Since 1977, our goal has been customer satisfaction. We will provide products that meet or exceed our customers expectations that are delivered on time.

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Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation $$$

Santa Clara, CA  |  408-986-1020

Since 1979, our springs & metal parts have been manufactured for the aerospace, electronic instruments, & medical industries. The torsion springs, compression springs, extension springs, flat springs, & leaf springs that American Precision Spring Corporation offers are used by customers worldwide.

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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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