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    I think you are right. I have K factor...

    I think you are right.



    I have K factor tables in Solidworks Sheet Metal that were provided to us by the sheet metal vendors we use (so parts come out perfect). The stock SW K factor tables...
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    I can appreciate that. My thinking is: Other...

    I can appreciate that. My thinking is: Other than bending, which might only require, say, 10 to 12 tons, what else are we going to want to do with this thing that might require more force. I don't...
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    I haver claimed to know it all or think I know...

    I haver claimed to know it all or think I know more than I do. The universe of what I do not know (about all subjects) is vast and wide when compared to what I know.
    Show me where I claim to know...
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    Listen, there simply is no need to get personal...

    Listen, there simply is no need to get personal with people. We have too much disrespect in society. If this is a forum for professionals, then I expect to be addressed in a corresponding manner,...
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    Very useful insight. Thanks. You also hit the...

    Very useful insight. Thanks.

    You also hit the nail on the head, in the sense that dedicating a lot of floor space to a dedicated sheet metal rig isn't justified given our requirements. Much like...
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    Insulting and belittling people seems to be a...

    Insulting and belittling people seems to be a sport among the a small club in this forum. It has been very interesting to read private messages from folks who are sick and tired of this shit yet...
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    Yeah. He is chasing me around other threads. ...

    Yeah. He is chasing me around other threads. Very funny, in a sad kind of way. It is so much easier (and healthier) to be kind and helpful to others.




    Fair enough. Makes sense. Despite...
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    That's not true. Not even close. This is a team...

    That's not true. Not even close. This is a team that competes in the annual FIRST robotics FRC competition:

    FIRST | For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

    The team shop is...
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    Do you get a kick out of belittling people? Good...

    Do you get a kick out of belittling people? Good for you! Keep going! Please. I can't wait to see what else you are going to call me (and others). C'mon, you can be more creative than "unionized...
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    If you actually read what I post before...

    If you actually read what I post before commenting you would have seen this is NOT FOR F'ING PRODUCTION! This is just to prototype/short-run little brackets. A couple of 45 to 90 degree bends here...
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    I am not going to bend 100 brackets by hand with...

    I am not going to bend 100 brackets by hand with a vise and a hammer. C'mon. I've done that plenty of times. Sure, it works. No problem. It gets old very quickly.

    I have also done hundreds of...
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    Here's a video on the Eastwood press brake...

    Here's a video on the Eastwood press brake attachment for a hydraulic press. It looks like this is the ticket.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7fz1ZBcQNg
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    Too much work. There's this for $60. 6 Inch...

    Too much work.

    There's this for $60.

    6 Inch Vise Press Brake
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    Would you say it would be OK to make 90 degree...

    Would you say it would be OK to make 90 degree bends on 1/8 in mild steel brackets, say, 2 inch max width?
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    A couple of interesting options I just found: ...

    A couple of interesting options I just found:

    FabBrake - CertiFlat DIY Press Brake Kit ASSEMBLED

    Eastwood Shop Press Brake Metal Bending Attachment

    No shear, but that isn't a problem at all....
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    Small bench top shear/break?

    Had a thought it might be nice to have a small bench top sheer brake for making small parts, like brackets. I looked around and found machines like this one:

    12" 3-in-1 Sheet Metal Machine at...
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