The most common processes for bending pipe and tube are: ram, roll, rotary-draw, heat-induction, and sand-packing and hot-slab forming. Ram pipe bending was probably the first pipe bending method used to cold-form materials.
This pipe bending method pushes a die against the tube or pipe by a mechanical force, forcing the pipe to conform to the contours of the die. Lacking internal support in the pipe, this pipe bending process creates some cross section ovality. The thinner the wall the more deformation of the pipe is seen.
Maximum pipe bending angle is normally 90 degrees. This is a commonly used pipe bending process where high levels of cross section ovality are acceptable such as furniture tubing, conduit and handrails.
During roll pipe bending, a series of spool-like rollers apply pressure to the pipe as it passes through them. Pipe bending operators change the location of the rollers to produce pipe of the desired radius. This pipe bending process is ideal for forming helical pipe coils for heat transfer applications as well as long sweeping sections such as those used in steel construction-curved trusses and roof components for structures requiring large open spaces. It deforms the pipe cross section very little for such sweeping sections.
The specialization of the company is providing tube manipulation services to clients. There is a range of specialist tube bending and forming services for compressor tubing, square or round tubing and mild steel, stainless steel or aluminium tubing.
The tube bending machines cater for round tubing from 6mm to 60mm with a maximum of 4mm wall thickness and square tubes up to 50mm with a 3mm wall thickness. The machinery works with ferrous and non-ferrous materials particularly mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
Square or round tubing can be supplied self coloured or finished, wet or powdercoated painted tubes, or they can be zinc plated for a clear or yellow finish. The company services a wide and diverse range of markets like the pneumatic and compressor markets, automotive, industrial, laboratory, aerospace and retail markets.
The benefit of using square tube bending versus round tubing is that you can attach braces and covering material to it so easily.
Then you can manufacture the rack for the four wheeler or tractor all by yourself to haul that old ice chest that no one makes a carrier that will fit it.
You could manufacture the rack to hold the garbage cans up high enough so that the dogs don't scatter it all over the street. You could make that bracket to hold some of that stuff on the floor of the garage up on the wall. That way you'd have room for more stuff on the floor of the garage.
A neat project would be to make a green house without one weld. It can be done.
The bender can be made without a welder. It can be used to fabricate all kinds of neat things and all without a welder.