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Wall Factor and D of Bend: Getting to the Center of the Centerline Radius Debate

We’re about to get technical—like really technical. Every so often, we have to break out our book learning. And while we’d rather be bending a cage back in our shop right now, too, but we think you’d like to know just what’s going on when you throw a stick of material into your tube bender and wrap it around the die. So without further ado, we bring you: wall factor and “D” of bend.

Tube Bending Kinking and Flattening

(Photo Credit: Aviation Online Magazine)

Repairing Your Backing Block

If you don’t take care of your backing block, it won’t take care of you. If you don’t keep your backing block clean, free of debris, and well-greased or you don’t clean your material, the backing block will get scratched and it will mar your material when you make bends. If you’ve gone past the point of no return, you will have to buy a new backing block. But before you call us, try this trick.

Bending Basics: Choosing the best bender for your metal fabrication project

Which Pro-Tools bender is right for me?           The Pro-Tools 105 Standard Duty Bender might be right for you if: You don't work with anything bigger than 1-3/4" OD round tubing You work with NPS 1-1/2 or smaller pipe Your projects demand the capability to do more than...

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What am I bending?: The Differences Between Tube, Pipe, and More

TYPES OF TUBING Mechanical Tubing refers to tubing that has been produced by the electric resistance welding (ERW) process that is provided in the state in which it leaves the welder, with only minimal downstream processing. The manufacturing process for as-welded mechanical tubing begins with coils of steel, which are...

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