Tight Radius Mandrel Bends

Tight Radius Mandrel Bends

To perform a tight radius mandrel bend you need an experienced operator. At Detroit Tube Products we have extensive experience in mandrel bends of all sizes.  In addition, we can provide all types of bends that best suit your business. From exhaust systems to HVAC components, we have done it all.

Tight Radius Bends

Mandrel bends help maintain the oval look of the tube after the bend. Unlike a crush bender, the tube is never crushed. Also, by using a mandrel bend you can achieve better tight radius bends with a smooth noncrushed pipe. Depending on the thickness of the tube and radius, we can perform a perfect bend to your desired results. At Detroit Tube Products, we have the latest bending equipment. We do not use a CNC tube bender, however, for our craft bending we use numerical controls. This allows us to make changes on the spot to produce proper bends.

Wrinkle-free bending is always the primary goal of any type of bend. Furthermore, our team can provide high-quality bending results even for tight-radius tubes. Preventing wrinkling in the tube gives you the desired results you are looking for.  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:

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

Detroit Tube Products Services

When it comes to the mandrel or crushed bending, your best option is Detroit Tube Products.  We have been providing bending services to industries and businesses for over 100 years. With experience and dedicated craftsmanship, we can provide you with the best bends on your tubes you have ever seen. Finally, give us a call today at 313.841.0300 or contact us right now to see what we can do for you!

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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