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    I came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEYuvKohrx0

    (8 minutes, shows the Super Vulcain bending & rolling machine in use)

    Looks like a nice versatile machine. But not $9,000 nice! So having thoughts about making something similar from the scrap laying around in my shop, can't be too difficult. Main difference would be that I wouldn't be using aluminium extrusions, just plain old welded steel.

    Anyone have something similar?

    Ian
    All of the gear, no idea...

  • #2
    check out the gingery book store. also your old-time book store.

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    • #3
      I would really think twice before acquiring a machine like that. Do you do a lot of twisting, scroll work, etc? And are trying to improve your productivity? Well then maybe. But in a normal home shop having a thing like that bolted to the floor out in the middle of the room - well, let's just say it isn't very space efficient.

      metalmagpie

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      • #4
        Grossly overpriced!
        Paul A.
        SE Texas

        And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
        You will find that it has discrete steps.

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        • #5
          At that price it should have hydraulics to do all the work and a month's worth of bar stock.
          North Central Arkansas

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          • #6
            Hossfeld. Bought ours off Ebay, paid $850 + $250 shipping. Came with a few more dies than we needed, So I sold off what we didn't need for really cheap prices like 25% of new to get rid of them quick. Only got $2800 for the extra dies!

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            • #7
              A Hossfeld isn't going to twist pickets like that machine or do it with repeatability. $9000 may be a lot for a compact multi function machine. How many prototypes do you think they made tested and scraped before coming up with that version? For a small fence, railing and gate maker, it would be a money maker.

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              • #8
                Don't worry - I'm not planning handing over that kind of cash for the machine. Knock a couple of zeroes off, and that's about the max I'd spend on making my own. I'm from Yorkshire, don't forget.

                I just thought it was a nice design though.

                Ian
                All of the gear, no idea...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                  A Hossfeld isn't going to twist pickets like that machine or do it with repeatability. $9000 may be a lot for a compact multi function machine. How many prototypes do you think they made tested and scraped before coming up with that version? For a small fence, railing and gate maker, it would be a money maker.
                  For what it does it is quite compact and efficient it seems to me. The price a company must sell a product for is usually a factor of 10:1 on cost to produce if they will stay in business. The cost of materials is a very small part of what it costs to produce a product. There is so much overhead involved that often gets overlooked by us HSM'S. We tend to just look and think, "Yeah, I could build that for a lot less."
                  Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                  How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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