Force required to bend sheet metal with a bending brake

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I want to know the force required to bend a piece of sheet metal in a hand bending brake. The sheet metal is clamped down and then bent upwards to a desired angle. The action is performed in the video below . Let's say I wanted to bend a piece of .032" thick AL 3' long to 110° (given the brake was able to make this degree of bend). How much force would be required to make this bend using this bending method?

 

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"How much force?" Depends on the actual bend radius, how sharp an "edge" you have on the break.
 
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"Edge" is a radius of .04" And the bend radius is .045".
 
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What's the volume of metal in the bend that is being permanently deformed?
 
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.11in^3
 
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