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The Processes of tube bending

The Processes of tube bending
Issue Time:2016-12-30

The process of tube bending involves using mechanical force to push stock material pipe or tubing against a die, forcing the pipe or tube to conform to the shape of the die. Often, stock tubing is held firmly in place while the end is rotated and rolled around the die. Other forms of processing including pushing stock through rollers that bend it into a simple curve.For some tube bending processing, a mandrel is placed inside the tube to prevent collapsing. 



Much of the tooling is made of hardened steel or tool steel to maintain and prolong the tools life.  For example, the clamping block, rotating form block and pressure die are often formed from the hardened steel because the tubing is not moving past these parts of the machine. On the other hand, the pressure die and the wiping die are formed from aluminum or bronze to maintain the shape and surface of the work piece as it slides by.