PBT CNC Bender, Model PBT25 PC300

Industry: Exhibit Displays

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

The Company

A large East Coast builder of custom trade show exhibits is constantly searching for ways to differentiate themselves and their customers’ displays from the fray.

The Issue

Large hollow aluminum square and rectangle profiles needed to be bent to various radii to fit into uniquely designed exhibits. Precision, visual appeal and quick set up were all required to ensure the exhibits are exciting, beautiful and affordable.

The Solution

After looking at several 3-roll CNC benders, the subject company came across PBT. Quickly realizing that bending profiles on the horizontal plane allows for better accuracy of parts and does not require long profiles to be support in midair, they wanted to know more.
Sample profiles were shipped to PBT where we made a simple mandrel and used standard tooling to bend the extrusion. The result was a bend free of markings, mars and wrinkles. The extreme accuracy of the PBT made each part identical so assembly of matching components on site at trade shows is fast, easy and affordable.
Another unique application solved with standard solutions by PBT!

Close up of simple, cost effective tooling that is easily changed for different profiles.
Close up of simple, cost effective tooling that is easily changed for different profiles.
Close up of the mandrel made from stock material on a small milling machine.
Close up of the mandrel made from stock material on a small milling machine.
The extrusion on the PBT25 with a simple, low-cost mandrel
The extrusion on the PBT25 with a simple, low-cost mandrel

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