Bending Sheet Metal Components
Bending is the process that permanently deforms the shape of metal. A force is exerted on the material which leads to the bending of this material. The metal is stretched on the outside and compressed on the inside. The size of the product along with the bend radius will determine to what extent a product can be bent. The number of metal elements required in construction can be limited by making use of bending techniques.
Bending sheet metal requires enormous forces. The thicker the sheet metal, the more force is required. This means that not just any working lengths of sheet metal can be bent, even on a press brake with a high pressing capacity. The maximum pressing capacity of the press brake is distributed across its total length. The required pressing capacity per meter is plotted against the thickness of the material.
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