Achieving Sharp Bends in Aluminum with the Right Tooling

Bend without cracking, reducing or eliminating galling, and preventing marking


Aluminum is being used increasingly in manufacturing and metal fabrication for its lightweighting and noncorrosive properties. As with any metal, fabricators must be vigilant in preventing cracking in the bends, and need to take measures to reduce or eliminate galling.

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March 10, 2023