Bending 3/4" 304 stainless plate
So I have a line on a job with some stainless work, and one or two parts on the job require a 30" square, arc'd piece of 3/4" stainless plate with a 36" radius.
Ive had thoughts recently about building a heavy duty Shop press/press brake for my shop and this could be a way for it to pay for itself. Problem is, When I do the math, its looking like it would require somewhere in the neighborhood of 150+ tons to bend the piece.
Anybody have any good experience with bending stainless plate of this caliber??
Im thinking the shop press would have to be severely heavy duty...