Enter the bending angle and the bent angle into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Springback Factor. 

Springback Factor Formula



  • SBF is the Springback Factor ()
  • BDA is the bending angle
  • BTA is the bent angle

To calculate Springback Factor, divide the bending angle by the bent angle.

How to Calculate Springback Factor?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Springback Factor.

  1. First, determine the bending angle. 
  2. Next, determine the bent angle. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = SBF = BDA / BTA.
  4. Finally, calculate the Springback Factor.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

bending angle = 30

bent angle = 45

FAQs about Springback Factor

What is the significance of the Springback Factor in manufacturing?

The Springback Factor is crucial in manufacturing processes involving bending of materials, as it helps in predicting the amount of springback that will occur after bending. This prediction is essential for achieving the desired final shape of the product, minimizing waste, and ensuring the accuracy of the bending process.

How does material type affect the Springback Factor?

Different materials have varying levels of elasticity and stiffness, which significantly affect the Springback Factor. Materials with higher elasticity tend to have a higher Springback Factor, requiring adjustments in the bending process to achieve the desired angles and shapes.

Can the Springback Factor be reduced or controlled?

Yes, the Springback Factor can be reduced or controlled through various methods, including adjusting the bending angle, changing the tooling, using different materials, or applying heat treatment processes. These adjustments help in achieving more accurate bending results and reducing material wastage.

Is the Springback Factor the same for all bending operations?

No, the Springback Factor can vary significantly between different bending operations due to factors such as material type, thickness, bending angle, and the specific bending method used. Each operation may require a unique approach to accurately calculate and compensate for springback.