This is a new
electromagnetic sheet metal folder with emphasis on
- This new design incorporates an efficient
fabricated construction for the main magnet
body which does not require any heavy milling operations.
- It also has simplified hinges which can
be made on a lathe and do not require
expensive investment castings. Note that these simplified
provide a limited rotation angle (115 degrees) but they still provide
for a completely open ended Magnabend machine.
By following the links below you will find a complete set of fully dimensioned drawings
for this model of the Magnabend folder.
I may add refinements to the drawings if there is sufficient interest.
The drawings do not necessarily follow strict conventions but rather are intended to be easy to follow.
The whole machine was modelled in 3D software (Fusion 360) and the
drawings have been produced from the 3D model. This approach helps to
guarantee accuracy of the drawings but there may still be a few mistakes.
Please contact me
if you find any errors.
below is intended to benefit both Manufacturers and Hobbyists
It is hoped that this information will lead to
better construction outcomes
This page will relate to only a small bending machine, 670mm long, and
incorporate many new ideas, some of which will also
to longer machines.
Body (Includes drawings of the Poles)
required, Method of construction, Fasteners, General notes.
Wire type and
size, Method of coil insulation, Coil former, Clamping to size, Heat
Manufacturing options, materials required.
of hinges, How to manufacture in a 4-jaw chuck.
Beam and Beam
|6. Clampbars and
Slotted Clampbar, Full Length Clampbar,
Narrow Clampbar, Clampbar - Short Set.
Construction from heavy-wall pipe,
Method of mounting.
based on RHS
steel column and special feet.
The feet for this stand have been designed to eliminate
need for welding, they are lightweight and yet achieve a very rigid
connection to the column.
Circuit & Electrical Enclosure
New, simplified design.
Angle stop Collar, Angle scale, Nameplate etc
page last updated: 30 July 2021