## The Interplay of K-Factor and Minimum Bend Radius in Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication

the symbiotic relationship between the k-factor and minimum bend radius underscores the complexity and precision required in sheet metal fabrication.

## How to bending aluminum without cracking it?

Aluminum breaking after bending can be a significant issue in various applications: The aluminum sheet or aluminum extrusion is easy to break after bending, or it will crack after anodizing bending. Many aluminum alloy processing companies are confused about this. Understanding the main reasons for this problem and implementing preventive measures is essential for achieving successful aluminum bending without failures. So, how to bend aluminum without breaking it? 9 main reasons and 6 tips for preventive measures for aluminum to break after bending.

## Calculation of the Minimum Bending Radius of Profiles

In actual work, it is often encountered that various curves and flanges are bent with profiles. For example, most thin-walled pipes with a wall thickness δ<2mm are used for angle steel flanges. However, when bending flanges with angle steel, it… Read More »Calculation of the Minimum Bending Radius of Profiles

## Two Rules for Bend Radius in Pipe or Tubing Bending

When we talk about bend radius it refers to the radius measured to the center line of the tube. Every CNC pipe/tubing bending machine will have a different set of draw bend radius tooling based on previous jobs that they… Read More »Two Rules for Bend Radius in Pipe or Tubing Bending

## Bending Characteristics of Steel and Aluminum Tubes

This article describes the key considerations for bending metal pipes: including wall thickness and bending radius; and material properties (yield strength, elongation, etc.) that affect the bending process of metal pipes will affect the bending process. Material selection for steel and aluminum tube bending. A metal pipe bend radius calculator is also provided.

## Minimum Bending Radius When Bending Bars

There is no mathematical formula to determine the minimum bending radius of steel sections.

To explain this better, let’s look at steel bending. The steel is bent using a cold rolling bending process.

## 1D-5D Bends Custom Profile Pipe Bending

Custom pipe bends are usually any type of profile pipe bend that does not meet standard short or long radius bends at 45, 90, and 180 degree standard bends.