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Limitations

Not all shapes are practical in conventional bending. Here are some tips: 

Avoid overly intricate bends such as the following:

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    Avoid deep U shapes.

    Avoid several parallel bends that add up to more than 180 degrees unless the shape is very open.

    Avoid very complex bends with several bends at several angles. 

    Consider splitting a complex design into two more parts that are bolted together.

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