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Designing sheet metal bending involves several considerations to ensure accurate and efficient results. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you with the process:

1. Determine material properties: Understand the characteristics of the sheet metal you will be working with, such as its thickness, type (e.g., steel, aluminum), and mechanical properties (yield strength, elongation, etc.). This information is crucial for calculating bending forces and determining tooling requirements.

2. Define bend parameters: Specify the bending angle, bend radius, and bend allowance for your desired part. The bend radius should be larger than the minimum recommended value for the chosen material thickness to prevent cracking or distortion.

3. Calculate bend allowance: The bend allowance determines the flat pattern size of the sheet metal before bending. It accounts for the material's elongation during bending. There are various formulas and tables available to calculate bend allowance based on the bend angle, material thickness, and bend radius.

4. Determine the bend sequence: For complex parts with multiple bends, decide the sequence in which the bends will be made. This ensures that subsequent bends do not interfere with previous ones. It is generally recommended to start with the bends closest to the neutral axis and progress outward.

5. Select the appropriate bending method: There are several bending methods available, including press brake bending, roll forming, and incremental sheet forming. Choose the method that best suits your requirements based on factors such as bend complexity, production volume, available equipment, and budget.

6. Design tooling and fixtures: Based on the chosen bending method, design or select the appropriate tooling and fixtures required to hold and shape the sheet metal during bending. This may include press brake dies, punches, back gauges, clamps, and supports. Consider factors such as tool material, size, and compatibility with your bending machine.

7. Create a detailed drawing: Produce a detailed engineering drawing that includes dimensions, bend lines, bend angles, bend radii, and any additional information necessary for fabrication. The drawing should adhere to industry standards and conventions and provide clear instructions for the bending process.

8. Verify feasibility: Before proceeding with production, it's advisable to perform a feasibility analysis using simulation software or by creating a physical prototype. This helps identify any potential issues or limitations and allows for adjustments to the design if necessary.

9. Fabricate the part: With the design and setup complete, proceed to fabricate the part using the selected bending method and appropriate tooling. Follow standard safety practices and ensure proper alignment, clamping, and control of bending forces during the process.

Remember, sheet metal bending is a specialized field, and it's always beneficial to consult with experienced sheet metal fabricators or mechanical engineers to optimize your design and manufacturing process.


Steel Plate Fabrication


Carbon Steels

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9M for hollow section




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