Patent Number: 6,253,591

Title: Method and apparatus for bending a metallic flanged member

Abstract: A method for bending a metallic flanged member includes the steps of applying a compressive force to a flange 2 of a metallic flanged member 1 in a direction that intersects a longitudinal direction of the metallic member for compression plastic deformation of the flange, and thereafter bending the metallic flanged member 1 along a flanged side thereof in such a manner that the flanged side of the metallic flanged member is situated on an inner side of a bending process, and an apparatus for use with the same method.

Inventors: Sayama; Mitsuru (Saitama, JP), Ihara; Shin (Saitama, JP), Okada; Kazuya (Saitama, JP), Yokoyama; Toshiyuki (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B21D 11/00 (20060101); B21D 7/00 (20060101); B21D 007/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018