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sheet metal terminology

localized distortion in bending square tubes

Sheet metal bending process: basic knowledge in cold bending & forming

Variables in sheet metal bending process
Plastic deformation in the sheet metal cold bending process
Why need to abide by a minimum inside bend radius in the sheet metal bending process?
Importance of Grain Direction in sheet metal bending process
Grain spread
Localized distortion
Springback of sheet metal bending process
Minimum Inside Bend Radius
Thickness increases
Minimum radius increases
A Simple Rule of Thumb
VARIABLES IN SHEET METAL BENDING PROCESS
While sheet metal gauges run from 0.005 to 0.249 inches thick, aluminum and steel plate thicknesses start at 0.250 in. and go all the way up to 13 in. or even more. Likewise, plate steel varies in strength from mild varieties to some very high-strength materials.

When it comes to very thick or high-tensile-strength material, traditional rules for determining minimum bend radii, minimum p