Bend Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes

custom auto exhaust tube bending

Working on customizing your car or motorcycle? Need to find custom a custom exhaust bender? We bend stainless steel exhaust pipes, tail pipes that will complete your custom exhaust system.

The bending process of stainless steel exhaust pipes can be a bit tricky. In fact, there are multiple ways to bend stainless steel tubing. Ensuring that the proper method is applied is very important for the functionality and durability of your custom exhaust system. We offer professional tube bending services for custom cars or motorcycles and carry a large die inventory that allows us to make the bends you need.

Bending Methods for Custom Exhaust Pipes

Although there are many methods of pipe or tube bending. When it comes to custom exhaust pipes, two of the most common and successful methods are:

  • Compression Bending-  Typically used in less critical exhaust systems in which there is not a high-pressure flow. For lower quality materials or thinner tubing, compression bending is not recommended. Issues such as collapsing or flatting
  • on the outside of the bend can occur, or wrinkling on the inside of the bend may occur. For a successful compression bend on a custom exhaust system, having a minimum stainless steel tubing thickness of 14 gauge is critical.
  • Mandrel Bending- During the mandrel bending process for exhaust system there are 3 types of mandrels used to create a successful mandrel bend.
    • Plug mandrel
    • Standard open pitch mandrel
    • Closed pitch mandrel (thin wall mandrel)

Before stainless steel pipe bending occurs, there are many things we must take into consideration to provide the smoothest and most functional exhaust system or tailpipe.  Knowing the outside diameter, centerline radius, wall thickness, tubes elongation, as well as the bend angle, all need to be taken into account. This will ensure we properly bend stainless steel for a custom exhaust system.

Tube Bending for Automotive Industry

When it comes to tube or pipe bending we are not limited to customer stainless steel bending for exhaust pipes. There are many automotive industry applications that use our tube bending services. In restoration and engine modification for example.

Contact us today or request a quote online for your custom exhaust tube bending project. 

 

Tube Bending

Tube Bending

3/4" to 6" diameter bending capacity
Severe radius capability standard - all sizes
Close tolerance available
Large die selection
Bend all tubing materials and shapes.

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Tube Shaping

Tube Forming/Shaping

Bending
Expansion
Flanging
Flaring
Piercing/Punching

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Assemblies

Assemblies

Bosses
Bracketry
Flanges
Brazing
Weldments

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