Re: Bending stainless - hot or cold?
If you do bend it in a vice remember that a sharp bend will be a stress raiser. I have a proper metal bending tool but it does not quite accept 30mm wide strip.
Without such a tool the best method is to do it cold but to as big a radius as you can accept, bending it by placing it between a steel engineer's vee block and a piece of round bar, and squeezing the assembly in a big vice. You can protect the steel from being marked by the corners of the vee block by inserting a piece of thin aluminium between the steel and the vee block.
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