Curving a pierced steel sheet



I have seen various posts here to do with bending things and so I know there are a number of extensions that can help with that. I am being lazy and hope to avoid having to search through them all to find what I want.

Here is a thin sheet of steel pierced with square holes which I want to bend along its shortest axis. If I want to curve it without causing all sorts of unpredicted geometrical distortion, which extension would people suggest I use?


Flowify or Fredo Scale would be my suggestion.


Brilliant. Thanks for such prompt reply. I’ll try one or both.


Another two options are CLF Shape Bender or TrueBend.


TrueBend! If you are only bending in one direction, I would try that… So simple. And so new! I did not think of that!


Yes, I have just installed TrueBend. As you say, nice and simple. And learning how to curve with it has a pleasingly shallow learning curve!