Segment bending is a technique that is used when rollers/plate rolling mills cannot be used or are not appropriate. Please also refer to bending segments.
Advantages of segment bending:
- parts produced by bending are more dimensionally stable than when rolled;
- bending can often still be used where plate rolling is no longer possible, for example for deep troughs, or a small diameter combined with thicker plate;
- the effect of creating very tight folds is very similar to that of rolling. Often, customers do not even see the difference between rolling and bending. Obviously, the more folds there are the more expensive the piece.
- all in all, still quite economical in terms of price.
For funnels and cones, specifying the number of desired bending segments in the request for a quotation is quite useful. As a rule, we call small, folds [step bending bends] every 5 to 10 mm, but longer intervals are often sufficient as well. A cone with a diameter from 1100 to 150 may not require folds every 7 mm. If not specified, we will present you with a proposal.