Are you tired of struggling with the precise calculations needed to design sheet metal parts? Do you find it frustrating to determine the correct Y-factor for each material type? Look no further!
Our Y-factor calculator can help simplify the process and provide accurate results. With a numerical reference range of 0 to 1, the Y-factor represents the constant used to calculate the unfolded length of a sheet metal part when it is bent with a specific radius and angle in the design.
Our easy-to-use calculator takes into account the position of the neutral bending line in relation to the thickness of the sheet metal part and provides a default value of 0.50.
Say goodbye to the headache of manual calculations and let our Y-factor calculator do the work for you.
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What is Y factor?
The Y-factor represents the constant used in the formula to calculate the unfolded length of a sheet metal part when it is bent with a specific radius and angle in the design.
The Y-factor is determined by the position of the neutral bending line in relation to the thickness of the sheet metal part. This position depends on the type of material used in the part.
The Y-factor has a numerical reference range of 0 to 1. A negative numerical reference for the Y-factor means that the material is softer, with smaller values indicating a softer material.
The length of the neutral bending line is equal to the unfolded length of the sheet metal part.
The Y-factor is calculated by multiplying the K-factor by (Π/2).
The default value for the Y-factor is 0.50.
Y Factor Calculator