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What is the thickest plate Delta can bend / form / roll???

Many factors other than just thickness determine the force required to bend steel.  In order to answer this question one must first determine the “yield strength” of the steel to be bent (the higher the yield strength the greater the force required to create permanent deformation to the steel).  One must next determine the size, more specifically the length of the bend line as that will determine how much area a given pressure must be applied across (the longer the bend line the greater the overall force is required to bend the material).  Finally one must determine the desired radius of the bend in order to select tooling options that also factor into the calculations required to determine the needed force to bend steel.  As a general rule, the minimum bend radius should not be less than 4 times the material thickness; however, this will go up with harder materials.  The larger the radius is the wider the block opening can be and the bigger the punch radius can be which reduces required force to make a bend.  All said, if your project requires plate bending our 750 Ton 5 Axis CNC press break may be able to get the job done, please feel free to send your inquiry through our CONNECT WITH DELTA link!

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