Bending in three dimensions is one of Kersten's specialties.
With 3D bending, a plate or profile is curved both horizontally and vertically according to customer specification, either with a fixed rise or in a free form.
This is preferably done in the same process.
Bending in multi radii requires advanced bending machinery, special tooling and a well trained and experienced operator.
3D bending could be applicable to:
The ideal bending method depends on the material and dimensions of the product plus the required radius and gradient. It is recommended to contact a bending specialist. The specialists at Kersten are happy to advise you about the possibilities of 3D bending.
The 3D bending technique is used for many different applications:
Contemporary architecture is often characterized by a 3D curved design. Steel, stainless steel and aluminium can be 3D bent by the latest technology. 3D bending technology allows us to bring an artist’s vision to reality.
Without a doubt, 3D bent parts are crucial for roller coaster tracks. Steel roller coaster tracks consist of a pair of long 3D bent steel tubes. These tubes are often supported by a larger 3D bent tube, a so called back bone.
Curved, spiral and helical stairs have a 3D bent construction and idem handrails.
Several machinery parts are 3D bent. For example; mixer blades for industrial mixers to be used in the food industry.