Well, while I'm on a roll... ;^)
I have a job that could be conveniently made by putting a couple of bends into an aluminium component.
The ally is of unknown type (scrapyard special!) and .25" thick. The bends would be of about 20 degrees to give a sort of
The component is a lever, so a subsequent failure would be A Bad Thing.
Firstly, is this feasible without risking cracking? And secondly, I assume the bends should be done cold?