## What does K-factor mean?

## What is the K-factor in sheet metal working?

**The K**-**Factor**in sheet metal working is**the**ratio of**the**neutral axis to**the**material thickness.

## What is the K factor of a bend?

- K-Factor. The location of the neutral axis varies and is based on the material’s physical properties and its thickness. The K-Factor is the ratio of the Neutral Axis’ Offset (t) and the Material Thickness (MT). Below the image shows how the top of the bend is compressed, and the bottom is stretched.

## What is the K-factor of bronze?

- Bronze, hard bronze, cold rolled steel, spring steel, etc.: K=0.45 Definition of
**the K factor**:**the K factor**is**the**ratio of**the**neutral layer position thickness (t) of**the**sheet metal to**the**overall thickness of**the**sheet metal material (T), i.e..**K**= t / T Why**the K**-**factor**cannot exceed 0.5?

Share this Post: