In preparation for bringing our new 14-axis CNC tube bending machine online, two Hose and Rubber employees travelled to the BLM Group offices in Novi, Michigan for training and testing. The weeklong effort was a fantastic opportunity to work with the BLM professionals where we also verified and custom modified our machine’s die sets. We also had the opportunity to work with Michael Cone of Advanced Tubular and his V-Tube Laser software. The software’s ease of use and communication protocol coupled with a Hexagon Romer scanning arm, gave us the ability to reproduce tube after tube with unbelievable accuracy in a matter of minutes. Hose & Rubber’s own Josh Acree was instrumental in getting our machine and software dialed in and after many long hours we left satisfied that our new tube bender and software suite will benefit our company and its customers for years to come.