Forming plastic can be accomplished using several techniques. Line bending of plastic is an efficient process for creating one or more tight radius bends in sheet plastics.
The main benefits of plastic line bending are:
- straight bends are produced very efficiently
- set up costs are low
- no tooling is involved
Most applications for line bending tend to focus on single or double parallel bends to create objects such as rectangular covers and equipment housings. However, some fairly complex forms can be manufactured using this technique.