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This is a new design electromagnetic sheet metal folder with emphasis on easier manufacture.


I will be progressively adding drawings and text to this page over the next months.
If you need the latest information please contact me.  

The content below is intended to benefit both Manufacturers and Hobbyists alike.
It is hoped that this information will lead to better construction outcomes for all.

This page will relate to only a small bending machine, 670mm long, and will incorporate many new ideas, some of which will
also be applicable to longer machines. 


Magnet body 1. Magnet Body
Materials required, Method of construction, Fasteners, General notes.
coil former 2. Coil Former
General principles, Optional materials,
Coil 3. Magnet Coil
Wire type and size, Method of coil insulation, Coil former, Clamping to size, Heat bonding, Installation.
End Caps 4. Magnet End Covers
Manufacturing options, materials required. 
hinge closedhinge open 5. "Hemi-Hinge"
New style of hinges, How to manufacture in a 4-jaw chuck. 
Bending beam and extension 6. Bending Beam and Beam Extension
Clampbar 7. Clampbar
Full length clampbar, Narrow Clampbar, Slotted Clampbar, Clampbar - short set.
8. Clampbar Lifter Units
Adjustable spring-loaded ball lifters, Alternative simplified adjustable lifters.
backstop bars 9. Handle and Backstop Bars
Construction from heavy-wall pipe, Method of mounting.
stand full heightstand and feet 10. Stand, based on RHS steel column and special feet.

The feet for this stand have been designed to eliminate the need for welding, they are lightweight and yet achieve a very rigid connection to the column.
11. Electrical Chassis
Circuit diagram, Components list, Component layout.
tray 12. TRAY
backstop collarBackstop Collar
13. Backstop Collars
14. Optional Extras
Angle stop Collars, Angle scale, Labels

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This page last updated: 4 June 2020