Abstract : THE BENDING MACHINE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MACHINE TOOL IN SHEET METAL WORK SHOP. IT IS PRIMARILY DESIGNED FOR V-DIE BENDING. THE BEND HAS BEEN MADE WITH THE HELP OF PUNCH WHICH EXERTS LARGE FORCE ON THE WORK CLAMPED ON THE DIE. THE BENDING MACHINE IS DESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY THAT, IT WORKS AUTOMATICALLY. AUTOMATION IS ACHIEVED WITH THE HELP OF ELECTRO-PNEUMATIC SYSTEM.
WORK DONE UP TO NOW:
MATERIAL SELECTION FOR BENDING
SHEET METAL WHICH IS CHOSEN FOR BENDING IS ALUMINUM. ALUMINUM IS SELECTED DUE TO THE FOLLOWING REASONS
IT IS A LIGHT METAL, WITH A DENSITY ABOUT A THIRD THAT OF STEEL OR BRASS.
IT IS VERY DUCTILE
IT HAS HIGHER RESISTANCE TO CORROSION THAN MANY OTHER METALS, OWING TO THE PROTECTION CONFERRED BY THE THIN BUT TENACIOUS FILM OF OXIDE WHICH FORMS ON ITS SURFACE