almaCAM Bend, CAD/CAM software for sheet metal bending

A complete CAD/CAM solution dedicated to the bending process.

Without interrupting production, almaCAM Bend enables remote off-line programming of a wide variety of CNC press brakes. 

Using powerful, realistic and full 3D simulation tools, the application defines bend sequence, tool setup, and gauge positioning automatically, rapidly and reliably while maintaining safe operation. 

By automating the manufacturing process, almaCAM Bend reduces production cycle time and improves productivity.

Main advantages and benefits of almaCAM Bend

Reduction of press brake idle periods resulting in increased utilization rates.

Reduction of time-to-production thanks to an improved production planning.

Elimination of potential expensive programming mistakes before launching manufacturing thanks to folding simulation and collision detection.

Reduction of programming cycle resulting from a combined use of Unfold module and CAD import, automated functions, possible reuse of existing NC programs, etc. 

Optimized production planning and cost monitoring thanks to the upstream availability of production data (tooling, adjustment time, etc.)

A single programming interface for all CNC press brakes in the workshop – possibility for the programming engineer to easily switch from one machine to another.

Easy to learn and use.

Functional description

Combining advanced and customizable features, almaCAM Bend automates the complete bending process including bending sequence, tool selection and positioining, back-gauge position, and program generation. 

From the model of the part designed in Unfold, the complete 3D simulation of the bending process allows to define every step of the press brake cycle during which the software verifies target accessibility and collision risk. 

Through a simple and intuitive user interface, almaCAM Bend is a flexible and innovative solution in terms of user interaction. 

almaCAM Bend includes options such as crushed folds, folding aid, angle measurement function and provides a 3D-display on the CNC when the machine allows it.  

From the 3D model unfolded in Unfold, the complete 3D simulation of the press-brake production cycle allows defining the entire folding sequence and checking step by step the precision of the instruction programs in terms of collision, accessibility and manipulation. 

Thanks to the combination of automatic and manual functions that allow interactively modifying all the programming parameters, almaCAM Bend is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool.    

The final purpose of almaCAM Bend is the CNC program generation using the embedded post-processors. All the data generated by almaCAM Bend can be collected to generate customized and detailed production reports.

Press brakes brands we pilot

  • Accurpress
  • Adira
  • Aizawa
  • Amada
  • Baykal
  • Beyeler
  • Boschert
  • Bystronic
  • CBC
  • Cincinnati
  • Coastone
  • Colly
  • Darley
  • Dener
  • Deratech
  • Dreis & Krump
  • Durma
  • Dye
  • Edwards Pearson
  • EHT
  • Ermak
  • Farina
  • FinnPower
  • Gasparini
  • Haco
  • Hämmerle
  • Hindustan
  • Hurco
  • Iturrospe
  • Jean Perrot
  • JMT (Durma)
  • Komatsu
  • LFK
  • LVD
  • Mecos
  • Metfab
  • MurataNewton
  • Placke
  • Prima Power
  • Pullmax
  • Rico
  • RMT
  • Safan / SafanDarley
  • Salvagnini
  • SMD
  • Stierli-Bieger
  • STR
  • Toyokoki
  • Trumpf
  • Ursviken
  • Vartek
  • Vicla
  • Vimercati
  • Warcom
  • Weinbrenner
  • Yawei
  • Yoshino

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