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November 25, 2008
Waste not, want not
In today's cost-conscious times, anyone involved in the tube bending process may instinctively consider perishables such as wiper dies, mandrels, and lubricants to be their biggest problems. However, a quick look into a scrap bin next to a tube... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
Forming a new approach
Hydroforming's not dead yet, according to Murray Mason, vice president of engineering for Van-Rob, a Tier 1 automotive supplier based in Aurora, Ont. In fact, the metal tube forming technology may be on the verge of a renaissance. "It's not as... Read more...

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November 8, 2005
Tube-bend tooling: square-back wiper dies or wiper inserts?
Wiper dies are a fundamental requirement in modern tube bending applications in which tubes are bent at increasingly tight bend radii with increasingly thinner wall thicknesses. The design of the wiper die plays a key role in its... Read more...

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June 12, 2003
Waste not, want not
How good are tube fabricators at finding hidden waste? Uncovering and eliminating hidden waste has as much to do with being profitable as any other manufacturing cost. We all know how to quote and define the structured costs involved in a job,... Read more...

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June 13, 2002
Achieving success with rotary draw bending
Selecting a rotary draw tube bender can be a complex process. The large number of manufacturers in the marketplace and the variety of machines and options available make it difficult to make a well-informed choice. However, which... Read more...