# Category: Bending/Folding

### Sheet Metal Development Length Formula (Blank Size)

The first step in the sheet metal fabrication process is the unfoldment of the geometries and the coherent body. The accuracy and correctness of the sample unfoldment directly impacts the [...]

### Sheet Metal Bending Calculator (Free to Use)

Sheet Metal Bending Calculator Our free online sheet metal bending calculator enables you to rapidly determine the crucial parameters in sheet metal bending calculations, such as the K-factor, Y-factor, bend [...]

### Press Brake Tonnage Calculator (Online & Free)

1. Press Brake Tonnage Calculator You can use the following press brake tonnage calculator to determine the necessary bending force for your sheet metal bending. The calculator provides both metric [...]

### K Factor Calculator for Sheet Metal Bending (Online & FREE)

What Is the K-Factor? The K-factor is a fundamental concept in SolidWorks sheet metal design that is crucial to mastering sheet metal fabrication. One must first understand the K-factor. It [...]

### Top 10 Press Brake Manufacturers (2024 Updated)

A few days ago, I had a chat with the sales of a machine tool manufacturing factory, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. He [...]

### V & U-shaped Bend Force Calculator

The V & U-shaped Bend Force Calculator is an essential tool in the realm of sheet metal fabrication, specifically tailored for calculating the force required to perform V-bending and U-bending [...]

### Optimum Gap between Flanged Hole Wall and Bending Edge

1. Bent part with a flanged (tapping) hole As shown in Figure 4-17. Its flanged (tapping) hole The distance L from the hole wall to the bend edge cannot be [...]

### Bend Deduction Calculator, Formulas & Charts

1. What Is Bend Deduction? Bend deduction is commonly referred to as the “back-off amount”. It is a straightforward algorithm used to explain the process of sheet metal bending. The [...]

### Principles of Structural Design for Sheet Metal Bending Parts

Generally, sheet metal refers to metal materials with uniform thickness. Common sheet metal materials include stainless steel, galvanized steel, tinplate, copper, aluminum, and iron. This article primarily analyzes the basic [...]

### Deformation Process in Sheet Metal Bending Explained

The process of transforming sheet metal blanks or other profile blanks into sheet metal parts with specific angles, curvatures, and shapes through bending is known as sheet metal bending (such [...]

### Techniques and Limits for Typical Sheet Metal Components

1. Flattening The method of flattening (also known as hemming) is illustrated in Figure 2-20. Initially, the edge of the sheet metal is bent into a 30° shape using a [...]

### Essential Structural Designs for Common Bending Dies

The structure of a bending die varies depending on the characteristics of the bent part (shape, size, precision level, etc.) and production volume. The complexity varies, and there are numerous [...]