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Mandrel Bending or Mandrel Tube Bending

Mandrel Bending or Mandrel Tube Bending


Mandrel Bending or Mandrel Tube Bending

Quality Mandrel Bending

Mandrel bending or mandrel tube bending is a pipe bending technique that uses a solid steel rod inserted into the pipe while it is bent. This gives the pipe an even bend without breaking or wrinkling the pipe at the bend. Mandrel tube bending utilizes a machine designed to bend thin tubing on a very tight radius with close to zero deformations.


With mandrel bending, bends with radii as tight as the diameter of the tube are possible, whereas with empty bending (bends without an internal mandrel) the acceptable radii are usually two to three times the diameter. Automotive exhausts and other applications that require precision mandrel tube bending entail expert engineering and a good understanding of mechanics.


Professional Mandrel Tube Bending

While mandrel bending uses a rod to even out the tensile and compressive forces by receiving some of the stress from the pipe or tube, other forms of mandrel tube bending can also employ plug, form, ball, cable or sand. Parker Fabrication Inc. can handle any mandrel tube bending job, as we have a wide set of dies that we use for any bending task. Parker Fabrication Inc. also deals with the highest levels of accuracy and precision in the fabrication of mandrel bends.


Other applications that require mandrel bending aside from exhaust systems are piping systems and other tubular systems. Parker Fabrication Inc. can also use bending springs, where strong flexible springs act as a mandrel. These springs have diameters only slightly less than the internal diameter of the pipe to be bent, making them suitable for bending 15-and-22 mm (0.6-and-0.9 in) soft copper pipe (typically used in household plumbing) or PVC pipe. Our Bend Department has Pines and Horn CNC benders that have capabilities in bending pipes and tubes 1/4" to 8" in diameter.


Mandrel Bending or Mandrel Tube Bending by Experts


If you require mandrel bending for your application, then Parker Fabrication can help. Also, allow us to assist you with any of the following:


For professional mandrel tube bending, contact Parker Fabrication, Inc. today.


Mandrel Bending or Mandrel Tube Bending - Parker Fabrication

Mandrel Bending or Mandrel Tube Bending

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