Bending of metal

After laser cutting your metal, 247TailorSteel offers the option of directly bend your custom-cut sheet metal in one job. Bending is also known as setting or folding. In this metalworking technique, the metal is deformed to the desired angle. Our machines are suitable for specialist bending work, but also for large production runs. Would you like to have metal set? You calculate your offer within one minute in Sophia®!


What is bending?

Metal bending, also known as folding or setting, is optional as post-processing for your sheet metal. Using a bending machine, a folding is made in your sheet metal, bending the sheet into the desired angle.

How does a bending machine work?

We bend metal sheets using a bending machine. The bending machine is a machine with an upper die and a lower die. The sheet to be bent is placed between the top die and the bottom die. The top die presses the sheet against the bottom die, causing the sheet to deform. When the top die is brought all the way down and the sheet has been properly deformed, the top die is brought back up and returned to its initial position. The lower die always remains in the same position. Different dies can be fitted, depending on the desired operation.

Bending at 247TailorSteel

In just a few steps, your part is bent to size in the desired shapes. This is done fully automatically:

  1. In Sophia®, you upload your complete design.

  2. Sophia® recognises the parts and operations and breaks them down. You assign materials and provide quantities. After your approval, the order to bend your sheet is sent to the machines.

  3. First the plate material is cut to size, then the bending machine is prepared to start metal forming.

  4. The LVD ToolCell bending machine automatically sets the correct tools so that the operator can immediately start bending the sheet metal.

  5. The operator provides the cut sheet with the desired settlements, monitors quality and adjusts the machine if necessary.

  6. Your order goes to dispatch for shipping.

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Log in and upload your file

With Sophia®, you can order tailor-made metal products easily and quickly at 247TailorSteel. Go to your Sophia® dashboard and log in with your own login details. In Sophia®, you can continue working on an existing project or start a new request. Upload your STEP, DWG/DXF or TUB file. Sophia® recognises the parts in the assemblies and checks them for manufacturability.

Select your desired delivery date

Once you have configured your parts, go to the checkout. Here you can choose your desired delivery date and delivery address. In most cases, it is possible to choose delivery within 48 hours. If you order ahead, you benefit from a lower price. You can order up to 8 weeks in advance.

Get your quote within 1 minute

Once you have indicated where and when you want to receive your order, Sophia® will immediately start working on your quote. Within 1 minute, you will know the costs and can proceed to order. A quote is valid for 48 hours.

Bending of metal at 247TailorSteel

With Sophia®, you order your customised products easily and quickly from 247TailorSteel. Sophia® recognises loose parts in your design and checks your file for manufacturability. Should the product not meet tolerances and give a warning, she will provide tips on how to improve your file or you can accept the risks. Within a minute, you will receive your quote and can start your job remotely. On demand. On time.

Advantages of bending at 247TailorSteel

  • High quality LVD ToolCell bending machines
  • Angle measurement and spring back correction
  • Consistent on repeat orders thanks to Data Logging System
  • Suitable for more complex lacework
  • As a subsequent post-processing step to laser cutting, it saves time and costs

Customers talk about 247TailorSteel

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"Sophia®, online software of 247Tailorsteel, is fast and easy for optimal ordering convenience 24 hours a day!"

- Rik van Raaij - Albar industrie

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"Having access to the most advanced laser cutting machines and bending machines at the click of a mouse."

- Robin Jansen - Jansen Metal Products

"We order laser-cut parts for our wind turbines. The quality is good and the delivery fast!"

- EAZ Wind

Frequently asked questions

247TailorSteel has 49 LVD Toolcell bending machines. The bending machines are fully CNC-controlled with premium programming software.

You can have various types of steel, stainless steel and aluminum can be formed with a bending machine at 247TailorSteel.

At 247TailorSteel, you can have products with a maximum of 2,980 x 1,200 mm be formed with a banding machine (to a maximum of 6 mm thick).

The tolerances are determined by many factors, but thanks to the premium machine park which provides the latest technologies, the tolerances are kept to a minimum. For more information, please read our 'Bending guidelines'.

Yes, the maximum weight for our tooling is 75 kilograms.