Bending is a manufacturing process that produces a V-shape, U-shape, or channel shape along a straight axis in ductile sheet metal. Commonly used equipment includes box and pan brakes, brake presses, and other specialized machine presses.
1. In a press brake, sheet metal is held in place by clamps between a matching punch and die, and the machine’s ram, with punch attached, moves downward to form a predetermined bend.
2. A folding machine relies on a swinging beam that folds the sheet metal, which is positioned and held by clamping beam tools.
3. In sheet metal bending, the sheet metal is positioned below blank-holder tools, which descend and clamp it in place, with material protruding on the other side; the machine’s bending blades from above and below move to fold the metal.
4. Follow-up operations are often used to finish the sheet metal parts.
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|316 Stainless Steel||Metal||/|
|Aluminum Alloys - 2017||Metal||/|
|Aluminum Alloys - 5052||Metal||/|
|Aluminum Alloys - 6061||Metal||/|
|Aluminum Alloys - 6063||Metal||/|
|Aluminum Alloys - 6082||Metal||/|
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