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*Strenk, Jim
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Is the supplied Bend Table "ready to use"?

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11-17-2002 12:14 AM
Having noticed that an Excel Bend Table has been provided for use with Sheet
Metal parts, I was wondering if the supplied table is "ready to use" as is,
or must I make modifications to the table?

If modifications are needed, typically, what changes are usually made to the
bend table, and for what purposes?

Thank you in advance for your answers!
*Adams, Brad
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Re: Is the supplied Bend Table "ready to use"?

11-17-2002 11:10 PM in reply to: *Strenk, Jim
the bend table is ment to be modified to match your companies bend
allowances and bend radius. For example, we use a lot of 18ga CRS (.047)
they don't show a .047 sheet thickness so I added a new table for the for
.047 thickness and under the .031 bending radii I set the value to .078 for
the 90 degree bend. Also for the .060 sheet thickness, .031 bending radii we
found that for a 90 degree bend we found a bend allowance of .094 worked
better than the .109457 value found in the table so I modified that table to
match our companies tried and true bend allowances.
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