The experimental study regarding the laser bending of sheet metal parts of various shapes at different irradiation conditions is reported. The present work is carried out using Nd: YAG laser (average power of 200 W, pulse duration of 0.1 - 10 ms). Plates made of alloyed steel of various grades and having thickness from 0.3 to 1.1 mm were used as samples. Formation of laser beam path on the odd-shaped parts was executed by the programmable 6-axis robot Motoman SSF-2000.© (2010) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.