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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. "Handyman Hinges"
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.
10. Stand Mounting or Bench Mounting
11. Electrical Chassis
Circuit diagram, Components list, Component layout.
12. Optional Additions
Backstop collars, Angle stop Collars, Tray, Angle scale, Labels.

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This page last updated: 14 May 2020