Press Brake Tools Bending Chart
A press brake bending chart is a reference tool that provides information about the bend allowances, bend deductions, and other dimensions for a specific press brake and set of tooling. The chart is used to calculate the bend dimensions for a part based on the material thickness, bend angle, and die width. It is a useful resource for sheet metal fabricators who use press brakes to bend sheet metal parts to a specific shape or angle. The chart helps to ensure that the bend dimensions are accurate and that the finished part meets the required specifications. The chart may also include information about the minimum and maximum material thicknesses that can be bent with a particular set of tooling, as well as the maximum bend radius and minimum flange length for a given material thickness.
Press brake bending charts are typically provided in the form of a table or spreadsheet that lists the bend allowances, bend deductions, and other dimensions for a specific press brake and set of tooling. The chart may be provided in a variety of file formats, such as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, a PDF document, or a text file.
The chart may include multiple rows, each of which corresponds to a specific material thickness and bend angle. The columns of the chart may include information such as the material thickness, bend angle, die width, bend allowance, bend deduction, and other dimensions.
To use a press brake bending chart, you will need to determine the material thickness and bend angle of the part you are trying to bend. Then, you can look up the corresponding bend allowance and bend deduction values in the chart to calculate the final bend dimensions for the part.
Press brake bending charts are typically provided by the manufacturer of the press brake or the tooling, and may be available for download from their website or provided in the documentation that comes with the equipment.