Go Back OFN Forums > Vendor Q&A > Bend-Tech

Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2016, 04:29 PM
fabcam's Avatar
fabcam fabcam is offline
Site Admin
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: MN
Posts: 4,567
15 years and still having a blast

Bend-Tech is celebrating our 15th birthday in business. What a great 15 year run thus far. The company has grown every year and the future looks amazing. Its hard to believe its been this long already. I started this out with a 1 year severance package from a past employer and have grown to 20,000 customers and we are now 10 people strong.

I can't thank our customers enough. At least once a week a say out loud to one of the guys here; "we have the best customers". You guys have made our job easy and enjoyable. Sure we have an issue or two that we need to resolve our grow stronger from, but when everything is said and done our customers have been great to work with.

We are not complacent, actually just the opposite. I am more hungry than ever. The BT-Dragon has surpassed our wildest dreams as far as sales volume and success. I have guys working on a ton of different things that are really exciting. At the moment much of our efforts are on the new machine. We haven't forgot what got us here and have a few surprises over the next 12 to 15 months.

The guys are just about ready to release 3 major enhancements for BT-Dragon software; 1) Project nesting; this will allow a customer to make a nest of a project onto several stock sticks and have the machine run through them with no interaction to the computer. 2) Slot and Tab design in assembly. This is for guys who are designing in our assembly and want the parts to self jig. 3) New assembly designer for handrails. This designer is an easy to use 2D designer that works like lines on a shop floor to design a handrail systems. We are adding some 3D "affects" for wall returns and 3D joggles.

We are starting to outline the projects for release 8. release 8 is projected to come out summer of 2017. The things the guys are coming up with are amazing. Customers are going to be blown away with some of the new designers and functions that are going to be added.

Wow, enough said. What a run.

Here is to the next 15 years.
The Designers of Bend-Tech Products
Bend-Tech Dragon web site:

Cris Merry
Phone: 651-257-8715

Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 05:13 PM
entropy's Avatar
entropy entropy is offline
Master Fabricator
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: 95-miles from the center of Oregon.
Posts: 8,380

One of the cool things was being able to help develop the Header Module. Not to many company's will go that far with customer input!

At least 15 more!

When did empirical knowledge get replaced by a theoretical education?

Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 08:53 PM
R.DesJardin's Avatar
R.DesJardin R.DesJardin is offline
Designer & Builder
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Clarkston, WA
Posts: 395
Cris, thank you for supplying just great software, never thought designing and bending tube could be made so easy.
Need, Design, Build, Use, repeat........
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 10:16 PM
TheBandit's Avatar
TheBandit TheBandit is offline
Instagram @chevyhotrodder
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ventura County CA
Posts: 4,408
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2016, 08:29 PM
Brian1's Avatar
Brian1 Brian1 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 642
It just keeps getting better and better! Congrats on 15yrs Cris and the rest of the crew, looking forward to seeing what awesome stuff you guys come up with in the next 15!
1942 Flatfender Crawler/1991 Explorer Overlander/1991 Explorer Trail Truck
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2016, 12:19 AM
Rokcrler's Avatar
Rokcrler Rokcrler is offline
Master Fabricator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hsv. Ala
Posts: 705
Congrats Cris! It hard to believe its been that long already!

By the way, i'll be send you a bill for some misbent tube... left the laptop at home and had to bend a couple pieces old school and well.... dammit BT got me spoiled.

Looking forward to up and coming goodies from BT!

oh yeah... i got to see a Dragon in person... that beast is badass! I didnt get to see it run... maybe next time.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2016, 09:27 AM
Graham08's Avatar
Graham08 Graham08 is offline
Master Fabricator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denver, NC
Posts: 1,737
Congrats! That's a good run, glad to hear you're still having fun.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 05:51 AM
angelaerin's Avatar
angelaerin angelaerin is offline
Junior Fabricator
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2016, 08:16 PM
Captainfab's Avatar
Captainfab Captainfab is offline
Master Fabricator
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Coeur d'Alene Idaho
Posts: 2,738
Congratulations Cris

Thanks for making an awesome software available to make us fabricators' lives easier.
Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Template-Modifications by TMS
Copyright 2012, Offroad Fabrication Network