Radbend from Radan is the comprehensive offline programming solution for press brakes. Completely integrated with Radan3D it also provides a full 3D simulation of the bending process.
Radbend enables full accurate 3D-model simulation of the bending process, including advanced features such as automatic bend sequence calculation, automatic tool selection and automatic finger stop placement, offering simple programming and high productivity. The ability to program and verify bending operations offline frees up valuable machine time and improves first-off reliability, reducing manufacturing costs. Radbend also eliminates costly mistakes with automatic detection of collisions with both tooling and the machine tool itself. Radbend is available to provide offline programming and simulation of a wide variety of press brake machinery. Radbend can create full shop floor documentation in print form or a file for viewing on a shop floor viewer and DNC system ensuring access to only controlled data from production office through to shop floor resulting in a ‘right first time’ manufacturing approach.

Features at a glance:
- Automatic bend sequencing
- Automated tool selection
- Tool setup optimisation
- Automatic finger stop positioning
- Customisable reports
- Support for lifiting aids and angle measurement systems
- Can be integrated with Radan3D

Highly automated

Radbend features high levels of automation. The system examines the part to be programmed and automatically determines a bending sequence taking into account part geometry and best machinery practice.

SolidWorks plug-in

Utilising the Radbend Plug- in, taking your part from SolidWorks, Standard, Professional or Premium couldn’t be more straight forward. Once you are happy with your design simply click on the Radbend icon and your drawing and associated files are seamlessly transferred into Radbend.


Radbend’s tooling library can incorporate a tooling manufacturer’s complete inventory, enabling nonstandard tools to be tested and proven on new products before purchase.


RADAN 3D is a high performance and versatile 3D modelling package designed to make sheet metal design and engineering assembly modelling simple. The software is specifically focused on the rapid creation and modification of 3D sheet metal parts and assemblies. The system understands the attributes of sheet metal and utilises user-definable parameters for precise automatic unfolding. Based on the ACIS solid modelling kernel and employing modern parametric techniques, it provides design flexibility, and a unique 2D-to-3D method of creating 3D objects. In addition, Radan 3D allows the import of a range of file formats, including Inventor, Solidworks, Catia V4 & V5, SAT, IGES, STEP and Parasolid, as well as the creation of assemblies in the 3D environment. The Radan 3D model can be updated with manufacturing information such as expected radius and setback values, from Radbend, Radan’s offline programming solution

Features at a glance:
- Drag and drop data input
- Batch processing of DXF/DWG Smart order lead-ins - maximise safety/reduce runtimes
- Automatic hazard avoidance maintaining head safety Intelligent tagging of components and scrap
- Bridge cutting – reduced costs/times
- Automatic common line cutting
- Automatic remnants, sheet scrapping and off-cuts
- Project nesting incorporating user definable reports
- Graphical program verification
- Quick estimates for parts or nests
- Simple intuitive interface with clear simple icons
- Reduced lead times and increased production flexibility

Automatic Unfolding

Parts can be unfolded directly into the sheet metal part editor, ready for onward processing. This enables a smooth and efficient workflow from design to manufacture. Unfolding parameters, such as bend allowances, can be controlled independently of the geometry, enabling an accurate development that is based on actual bending machines and tooling to be used in production. This leads to more accurate flat blanks, more accurate folding and ultimately, a higher quality product.

Full assembly modelling

Radan3D is ideal for modelling simple or complex assemblies. Parts can be grouped together in assemblies or sub-assemblies within the model or can be saved and used across multiple models and assemblies. Radan3D supports both the Bottom Up and Top Down approach to 3D modelling.

Integrated CAD/CAM

Radan3D will stand alone as a powerful and productive modelling tool. However Radan3D can be fully integrated into Radan’s suite of manufacturing products offering truly integrated CAD/CAM.