Bend Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes

Bend Stainless Steel Exhaust

Working on customizing your car or motorcycle? Need to find custom a custom exhaust bender? We bend stainless steel exhaust pipes and tailpipes 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.

Methods to Bend Stainless Steel Exhaust

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 the 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)

How to bend stainless steel exhaust pipe

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, tube elongation, as well as bend angle, all need to be taken into account. This will ensure we properly bend stainless steel for a custom exhaust system.

“Mandrel bending for exhaust is available from Detroit Tube Products. Mandrel bending is a technique used by companies to bend stainless steel tubing for a variety of uses and industries.” – Learn More

4 Inch Exhaust Pipe Bender

Another popular question we are asked quite often is are you guys capable of a 4-inch exhaust pipe bender? The short answer is of course we are. A 4-inch diameter pipe is a popular size for custom exhausts. In addition, we can handle any shape of 4-inch pipes as well.  We can bend any exhaust pipes to the angle that you need, contact us today for more information.

Tube Bending for the 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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