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Formability Test: Cantilever Bend Test

The following images help illustrate this test.

 

The bend test is performed by clamping a 0.75 inch wide of aluminium against a roller which guides the metal over a mandrel with a given radius.

The bending pin unit moved around the bending mandrel.

The crosshead of the test system is attached to a rotating round block on the cantilever bend rig. The motion of the crosshead caused the drum to rotate; the roller applied a bending load on a cantilever bend specimen that bended around the bending mandrel.