bend allowance

bend allowance

[′bend ə′lau̇·əns]
(design engineering)
Length of the arc of the neutral axis between the tangent points of a bend in any material.
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The CAD/CAM CNC creates and stores interactive databases for bend allowance, angle corrections, and spring-back.
User-definable tables of bend allowance factors are provided.
The Excel-based bend tables provide bend allowance and bend deduction capabilities for accurate and easy development of flat sheet metal parts.
Bend allowance calculations are performed using either a standard air-bending equation (neutral axis factor), direct bend allowance value, or a user-defined formula.
As sheet metal parts are designed, manufacturability is ensured through automatic creation of bend allowances and reliefs.