Small diameter tube bending presents a particular set of challenges, using a CNC tube bender can help users meet those challenges head-on and execute complex, small diameter bends with precision.
Small Diameter Bending
When bending for applications in the automotive and healthcare industries, sometimes the tubing that must be worked with is extremely small diameter. When bending this small diameter tubing all of the typical specifications are in place (precise bends, no wrinkles, free from buckles, etc.), however small diameter tubing must also be controlled for wall thinning.
Additionally, because of the applications that make use of small diameter tubing, the bends that need to be performed are often complex. Together this means that small diameter bending can be tricky to get right.
Why Use a Small Diameter CNC Tube Bender?
A CNC bending machine can offer users a number of advantages like repeatability, exceptional control, and consistency. These advantages are especially important when bending small diameter tubing as the power and control of a CNC bending machine can help prevent some of the most common small diameter bending problems.
Not only is a CNC tube bender able to handle the complex bends small diameter tubing often requires, but the exceptional degree of control a CNC machine offers also helps prevent against wall thinning.
Our MRV Series CNC tube benders are an example of small diameter CNC tube benders that are able to balance repeatable complexity with wall thinning control.
We offer complete turnkey tooling solutions can ensure that you have the right CNC tube bender and tooling for any job. We also offer a number of free resources on our website to help you with all your bending and tooling needs. Click here to see our tube bending tooling page for more information including mandrel and wiper die engineering data or follow the link below to download your free copy of the Guide to Specifying Tooling for a Tube Bender: Specification and Tooling Info Checklist.
This post was published on June 14, 2018 and updated on June 14, 2018.