Dear Friends, Merry Christmas to All. I am pleased to join this forum of Physics Experts. Please advise what is difference between tensile Strength and Bending Stress of Metal Sheets (Generally below 3.00mm and lighter). I very often encounter with cracking of steel sheets while bending in press. Therefore, I wonder if tensile strength has anything to do with bending. Or can any body suggest for some specific test prior to bending. Any help will be great help for me. Regards.