The Power of Inspection

Inspection technology supports the ability to observe and quantify results for each custom-formed part, allowing to verify dimensional accuracy during the bending operation. An important part of the quality function, inspection equipment enhances... read more
 

The Link Between Manufacturing and Parts Design

Technical Factors For Project Consideration
Designing products with components that require custom tube or pipe forming can be more involved than it may initially appear. Factors such as tooling, materials and labor play a role in the approach to bending and associated services. Here are the... read more
 

Key Considerations For Laser Cutting

Reliability and Efficiency For Multiple Applications
The term "laser" originated as an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation". Commonly used for parts manufacturing and other industrial applications, fiber laser cutting involves high-powered lasers that use a short wave... read more
 

What is Freeform Bending

Ideal for Product Design and Development
Freeform bending uses one set of tooling to bend variable/multiple radii. Normally pipe and tube bending requires a bend die, a clamp die and a pressure die; with freeform bending the material is continuously guided through the machine using one... read more
 

The Facts About Mandrels

Learn about different types of mandrels and why they are used
Most tube and pipe bending is done using a mandrel, an aluminum-bronze alloy or solid steel insert that supports the pipe or tube while it is being bent. This common technique keeps the tube from collapsing, flattening or wrinkling during the... read more