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Old 12-12-2008, 08:53 AM
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newbie from Dallas with a question here. I am so glad I found this forum.

we have been trying to bend 90 degree angles on 1/8" steel diamond plate with standard brake dies and not having much luck. It seems like years ago an Amada saleman told me there were noprene dies for this that would absorb treads and bend consistant angles. Anybody know of this or have any ideas?
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:54 AM
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this is in an Amada brake
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:47 AM
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Is the material 1/8" including the diamond tread. The problem with diamond plate is you have to include the thickness of the diamond tread with the thickness of the plate.
Example...1/8" diamond plate = 1/8" plate, diamonds are 1/8" = 1/4"
This is the same with shearing the material too!
You might call your tooling mfg to see what die inserts are available.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:43 AM
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i think the problem is that the diamonds are not always in the same position from part to part
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:25 PM
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hey..
you can buy neoprene insert that are thick cut to the shape of your bottom die..
it fills in the bottom die "v"
this might help..
but generaly the only way to get consistant with checker plate it tp bend exact spot everytime..
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newbie from Dallas with a question here. I am so glad I found this forum.

we have been trying to bend 90 degree angles on 1/8" steel diamond plate with standard brake dies and not having much luck. It seems like years ago an Amada saleman told me there were noprene dies for this that would absorb treads and bend consistant angles. Anybody know of this or have any ideas?
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newbie from Dallas with a question here. I am so glad I found this forum.

we have been trying to bend 90 degree angles on 1/8" steel diamond plate with standard brake dies and not having much luck. It seems like years ago an Amada saleman told me there were noprene dies for this that would absorb treads and bend consistant angles. Anybody know of this or have any ideas?
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thanks for the replies everyone. I ran a shop for a few years here in Dallas for a paint booth company until manufacturing was moved to Canada. It has since been relocated to Mexico. This was after working for a large shop for 13 years so Mexico calls me from time to time for advice. You guys will be a big help.
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