Minimum Bend Radii

Most aluminum requires considerations to ensure any bending is done using a large enough radius to ensure the material does not crack. We recommend 5052-H32 for aluminum chassis projects.

In general, parts should be designed with a minimum 1T bend radius (radius matching the sheet thickness) for the simplest setup and to ensure we can form the intended geometry.

In general mild steel and type 304 stainless sheet can be formed with sharp bends (< 1T) without concern up to 1/8" thick.

Minimum Bend Radius Chart