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[Sticky] Bend Tech Calibration and Survival Guide!  


Joe Gambino
(@joe)
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All,

 

We wrote this guide to help get users up and running in Bend Tech as quickly as possible. There are some critical settings and calibrations in bend tech, and this guide is intended to show you EXACTLY where those are with useful screenshots. 

 

Attached in JPG and PDF format. Feel free to download these and use them as a reference.

 

If you have suggestions, comments, or just want to say thanks, post a reply!

 

 

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-The dude who started RogueFab
4Runner Build thread: https://www.roguefab.com/forum/projects-and-builds/rogue-fabrication-4runner/


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(@tylerball)
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I think you need to do a couple videos on using it. Ive watched a few


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Joe Gambino
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Posted by: @tylerball

I think you need to do a couple videos on using it. Ive watched a few

Its on our video list. We will definitely make a video on it at some point. 

-The dude who started RogueFab
4Runner Build thread: https://www.roguefab.com/forum/projects-and-builds/rogue-fabrication-4runner/


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(@tylerball)
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Thanks Joe,

I try to youtube certify myself 


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(@flobee1998)
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A couple words of advice on the need for Step 2a...

 

I'm on Bend Tech Pro v7.10.23, and I notice they have the dies listed backwards for some of the OEM Die List when it comes to offset and others are just different from Joe's listings on the Rogue Fab site.

 

For example, it shows a 4.5 CLR on Rogue Fab (After Nov 2014) as an offset of -5.   A 6.0 CLR on Rogue Fab (After Nov 2014) shows an offset of -6.625.  It goes on to show Rogue Fab (Prior Nov 2014) to show a CLR of 4.5 with an offset of -5.1875 and a CLR of 6.0 with an offset of -5.875, respectively.

 

This will put emphasis on your need to test and calibrate.  We're currently performing the testing with R8 Docol and setting mandrel positions and running test bends, so I will have data on that material in a couple dimensions soon when I'm 100% satisfied with the results to post.

 

However, once you've tested a calibrated on your own material type and source with your own machine and dies, you're ready to rock without worrying about accuracy or what others have come up with.  This is nice if you're a jaded old salt dog like myself who never really likes bouncing back and forth between various source lists and questioning the accuracy of what others provide.  It's a very nice feature and very easy to work with.


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