bending formula

Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 18:40:19 +0200
From: "tubus_nl, import en framebouw (marten gerritsen)"
Subject: Re: [Frame] fork rake

Dave Jenson wrote:
> This is Dave from Jenson Machine works.I am in the process of building a
> fork rakeing fixture and would like to know what math formula to use to
> calculate the length of the fork blade prior to bending to the desired
> radius.

Make a drawing (sideview), figure out which part of the centerline has a
and [Degrees bend]/360 x 2 x Pi x Radius will give you an first
approximation of
the straight lenght of the curved bit. Real lenght is probably slightly less as
the neutral bending line doesn't quite follow the centerline, but with short
bends this can usually be ignored.

Marten Gerritsen

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