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    Default Best Stainless for bending with press brake?

    I have a small project coming up where I'll have to bend up something similar to a U channel. It needs to be out of stainless since it's going to be in a wet environment. My question is what type of stainless would be best suited for bending without cracking at the bends? It's only going to be 1/32" material, nothing heavy duty. I'm just worried about getting stress cracks at the bends, especially since I have to have a very small bend radius.
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    304 could probably be to most available. I don’t think you will have any issues with cracks in the bends like with some aluminum.


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    Any and all, including 317U unobtainium grade. Really need more info like sketch and punch and die stuff.

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    IIRC I was bending 304 and it did great

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    In my experience 304 and 316 behave basically the same and are both great materials to bend.

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    Never had any issues with 304 or 316 sheet or plate bending. I bend quite a bit of both from 24ga. up to 1/2" with no problems.


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