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 in 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 use 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 many 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 wall thinning.
Our MRV Series CNC tube benders exemplify small-diameter CNC tube benders that can balance repeatable complexity with wall thinning control.
We offer complete turnkey tooling solutions that ensure you have the right CNC tube bender and tooling for any job. We also offer many 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.