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Volume: 43
Issue: 4
Article No.: 25720

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Straight Line Bending
Fabrication Tools and Materials, Inc. (FTM) is “The Fabricators Source®” for the 56000 series Complete Heating Systems for straight line bending thermal plastics. These new systems are available in three sizes, 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” for materials from .040”-.500” thick. New features include the QTC44 Advanced Touch Quad Control, designed with the features most requested by the fabricators who use them, like a Max Heat button, improved timer controls, a cooler running circuit board, and a Capacitive Touch Keypad. The new frame kit is a Unistrut Rail System with a larger 56″ x 48″ working area, quick release tray locks, material support with stops, integrated frame stops and a new leg kit.

The patent pending Unistrut Rail System uses a unique alignment plate that fits with the rails and allows the four heating trays and material support/stop to move easily, lock securely, and aids in squaring. The integrated frame stops allow more flexibility in an ergonomic design. The 14-gauge sheet metal legs are strong, ridged, and the perfect weight to keep the system in place, yet light enough the heating system can be easily moved.

For more information, contact Robert Ashcraft, Fabrication Tools and Materials, Inc. (FTM), 327 Industrial Dr. Unit 1, Placerville, CA 95667, 530-626-1986, E-mail: Web:

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