Schwarze-Robitec CNC 80 E TB MR Cutting ToolSchwarze-Robitec says it has developed a pipe bending system with an integrated cutting tool that makes it possible to bend and cut pipe components of commercially available lengths in a single process step. The company claims users' benefit is a reduction of material waste of up to 90% and reduced production times.

It’s claimed the cutting tool can processes a variety of materials – including, high-tensile steels – reliably and precisely. Additionally the combination of multi-radii bending tool, cutting tool and bend-in-bend clamp jaws offers the option to produce tight radii and short intermediate length of pipe in a single operation, says the company.