Equipment & Infrastructure

Bending press

Servo-hydraulic press with a capacity of 1500 kN, with a fixture for three point air bending. Bending samples up to 25 mm thick.

The press is instrumented to capture force, punch displacement and bending angle, providing useful customer information, such as the required bending force and the springback angle.

Acoustic emission monitoring allows to detect crack initiation during bending tests and to interrupt the test once the first crack has been detected. This helps to identify which microstructural feature is causing crack initiation.

Technical specs

  • Bending type: three point air bending
  • Max capacity: 1500 kN
  • Max. sample dimensions (L x W x T): 400 mm x 250 mm x 25 mm
  • Punch radius: from 1 mm to 80 mm