Innovations have been slow in the steel rule industry the last few years but we were introduced to bendable microperf recently. In the past microperf was made from extremely hard steel that was also very brittle. Bending would cause the rule to crack and break. Any shapes or tight bends would have to be a combination of cut rule and microperf. Now with the new microperf we can bend rule in even complex shapes. Give it a a try on your next project!