Free Bending

To bend a plate via free bending, with the use of a press brake, the plate metal must be placed in the machine in a way that the material only rests on the two upper edges of the die. The pre-programmed lowering depth of the punch is CNC-controlled, whereby the upper tool presses the plate metal into the die and bends it to the desired angle.

This lowering process ends, however, before the plate metal touches the die. The great advantage of this bending method is the flexibility to bend different angles without having to change the tool. This is the reason why free bending is used so often.

See also

Bending Film

With bending film, high-quality plate metal can be bent without scratching the surface.

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Bending with embossing

Bending with embossing is a process where plate metals are completely pressed into the die with great force.

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Bump-Bending

Bump-bending or step-bending is a CNC-controlled bending process in which plate metals are bent step by step to the desired radius.

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