Stainless Steel Mandrel Bending

There are a variety of ways to bend stainless steel or other tubing materials.  These include heat based bending, cold-based bending, free-form bending, or mandrel bending. In addition, to protect the strength of a tube and reduce wrinkling, mandrel bending is a preferred method used in medical, aerospace, or automotive tubing. Of course, think about the exhaust system on your car, truck, or motorcycle.  Where each bend occurs, you will notice the smooth curve of the been. Also, this is because mandrel bending is used to make exhaust systems. For quality performance and appearance, mandrel bending provides a strong, smooth, seamless bend in the metal alloy.

Mandrel Tube Bending

To determine whether a mandrel bend should be used, there are three main things to consider:

Tube bending

  1. A tight radii for the bend
  2. Tubing with thinner walls (aircraft applications)
  3. Materials that are harder to bend (titanium, inconel)

If your stainless steel tubing falls under any of these three things, mandrel tube bending is necessary. In addition, mandrels are typically made from an aluminum-bronze alloy, or a special chrome plated tool. This also ensures that the mandrel is of the perfect size and material is very important.  There are three commonly used types of mandrels:

  1. Plug Mandrel (tubing with heavier walls)
  2. Standard Open Pitch Mandrel (most commonly used)
  3. Thin Wall Mandrel (closed pitch mandrel)

To ensure that you get the perfect stainless steel mandrel bending, order custom mandrel bent tubing. Also, our professional tube benders will know exactly what type of mandrel bend is needed for your application.

Ordering Custom Mandrel Bent Stainless Steel Tubing

Located in Michigan, Detroit Tube Products offers custom mandrel tube bending. Also, we have provided tube forming, shaping, or custom bending for low-pressure applications since 1911. (Click here for a full list of industries served.) Finally, simply provide us with a complete quote request, and we will contact you shortly.

 

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Tube Bending

Tube Bending

3/4" to 6" diameter bending capacity
Severe radius capability standard - all sizes
Close tolerance available
Large die selection
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