We designed these custom z-bending tools to make this part with one hit instead of 3. This part is also asymmetrical, meaning that one bend is under 90 degrees and the other is 90 degrees. The offset is also not a standard size. This tooling would have to be custom made. Making the tooling ourselves on our 3D printers not only saves time to manufacture, but cost in custom tooling. Plus this tool is good for at least 1,000 cycles. We are conducting additional research into the longevity of composite tooling.

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