Pipe bending is the umbrella term for metal forming processes used to permanently form pipes or tubes. One has to differentiate between form-bound and free form-bending procedures, as well as between heat supported and cold forming procedures.
Cold Tube Bending – The bending of pipe or tube to shapes by cold working methods.Centerline Radius (CLR) – Distance from the center of curvature to the center line axis of the tube or pipe bends. Often abbreviated as CLR.Degree – Angle in degrees to which the pipe bends or tube bends are formed (i.
Back in the old days, technicians at metal manufacturing plants would manually bend small-diameter tubes. Such work often yielded inaccurate dimensions, bad angles, and cosmetic imperfections (such as wrinkles on the inside of the bend). Modern CNC tube bending machines are designed to cut, bend, and form to precise measurements right down to the millimeter or degree. Because of that, we’re able to create accurately sized stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum tubing for water and fuel pumps as well as other automotive parts. We also make specialty components for the oil and gasoline industries, and more. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since these days. Now, we can bend to precise measurements with machines designed to perform the job flawlessly. These machines are called CNC tube bending machines (or CNC tube benders).
A CNC tube bending machine is a fully automated machine operated by a computer. It uses heavy-duty mechanical parts operated by electrical motors, or sometimes by a hydraulic system. CNC tube benders can make complex bends to a very high degree of precision that hand formed parts simply can’t match.
Tube bending is a metal forming process used to permanently shape pipe or tubing. Bending is an important part in the process of manufacturing industrial pipe and tubing. Pipe can be bent into single or multiple bends and angles depending on what is required by the application.Throughout the process