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Custom Tube Bending

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Listed below is our tube bending capabilities with the basics of bend layout and examples of the different types of bends.

The down-loadable custom bend forms are located at the bottom of this page.


Tube bending capabilities:


TUBE DIA. BEND RADIUS MIN. WALL THICKNESS MIN. LEG LENGTH MAX. DEGREE OF BEND
3/8" 15/16" .035" 1-1/2" 180
1/2" 1-1/2" .035" 2" 180
3/4" 4" .049" 3" 120
7/8" 4" .058" 3" 120
1" 5-1/2" .058" 4-3/4" 180
1-1/8" 5-1/2" .058" 4-7/8" 180
1-1/4" 6" .058" 5" 180
1-3/8" 6" .058" 5" 180
1-1/2" 6" .065" 7" 180
1-5/8" 7" .065" 7-1/2" 180


How degrees of bends are defined:


The degree of a bend may be measured with either a protractor or an angle finder







Radius's and leg lengths


The bend radius is measured on the "center line" of the tube. Tube radius bend result is determined by the combination of the capability of available tooling, and material being formed. The leg length is the straight portion, starting from the tangent point (where the bend starts).

For bend radius, maximum degree of bend, minimum leg length, and minimum wall thickness information, please refer to the "tube bending capabilities" chart above.







Basic bend examples:


OBTUSE ANGLE BEND

                                



 ACUTE ANGLE BEND


 RIGHT ANGLE BEND



 PARALLEL BEND








Required information for custom bending a five point cage kit:

              

                  Front hoop                        Intermediate hoop                       Back bar
 




Required information for custom bending a six point cage kit:


              Front hoop                        Intermediate hoop                         Back bar
 



Listed below are our standard bend forms required to place an order for custom tube bending. 

It's easy to get started - click your selection, print and complete the required fields.

You may mail, fax or email them back to us.

Please include your daytime contact information in case we have questions about your order.


Select a form to submit your custom bend: