CNC Tube Bending
Axenics offers Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) pipe bending services for larger bends and for customers requesting high-quantity tube and pipe bending services. We have the ability to work with all of the major alloys, including; copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and Inconel.
Benefits of CNC Tube Bending
CNC tube bending provides a more precise, automatic, and repeatable process than manual tube bending. Compared with manual bending, CNC tube bending machines can accurately control the degree of a bend, the distances between bends, and the plane of the bend. CNC tube bending allows for maximum accuracy due to its higher degree of control within the process. This computerized and automated tube bending process makes it possible to perform more complex bending processes than manual bending, and increases overall operational efficiency.
Experts in Tube & Pipe Bending
Our highly-trained bend technicians are capable of CNC bending a wide range of bend radii. Our experts have many years of experience and knowledge, which allows them to provide the most accurate bends possible. Once complete, all of our bends are leak tested before they leave the facility as a part of our strict ISO quality policy.
Axenics CNC Tube Bending Machine
The Horn Metric TBRE Hybrid CNC Bender offers dual stack tooling with mandrel bending and roll bending, which allows the machine to mandrel-bend tight radius and roll-form large radius sweeps on the top stack. It uses servo electric bending and servo tube positioning, combined with hydraulic tooling actuation to maximize the energy applied during the bending process.
We use a dual stack hydraulic tube bender with roll forming capabilities to implement a variety of CNC tube bending services. Our CNC bender executes both simple and complex bends of up to 2” diameter tubes.
The primary metal tubing bent on the CNC tube bender is 300-series stainless steel, known for its ease of bending and for not cracking, breaking or causing wrinkling within the tube – resulting in virtually no change to the internal finish of the tubing.
The CNC50-TBRE also bends aluminum, copper, Inconel and other metal alloys.
Axenics’ CNC50TBRE Hybrid CNC Tube Bending Radius Chart
|Tubing Outside Diameter (OD)||Material||Radius||Radius|
|0.25", 6.35mm, ¼-inch||Stainless steel||.5", 12.7mm, ½-inch||.5625", 14.28mm, 9/16-inch|
|.375", 9.52mm, ⅜-inch||Stainless steel and Copper||.9375", 23.8mm, 15/16-inch|
|.5", 12.7mm, ½-inch||Stainless steel||.5", 12.7mm, ½-inch||1.5", 38mm, 1 ½-inches|
|.75", 19mm, ¾-inch||Stainless steel and Aluminum||1.125", 28.5mm, 1 -⅛" inches|
|1", 25.4mm, 1-inch||Stainless steel and Aluminum||1.5", 38mm, 1 ½-inches|
|1.25", 31.75mm, 1 ¼-inches||Stainless steel and Inconel||2", 50.8mm, 2-inches|
|1.5", 38mm, 1 ½-inches||Stainless steel||2.25", 57.15mm, 2 ¼-inches|
Uncover benefits of tube bending for your next project
Save time and money while getting top quality
Here are a few key reasons why you should consider CNC tube bending for your next project:
If you’re looking to keep costs down, while still achieving quality results, CNC tube bending is a cost-efficient solution to consider. Precision tube bending allows manufacturers to eliminate the need to purchase a large number of joints and fixtures that are required with joint welding, the cost of which can add up quickly.
The CNC bender also allows for tube bending processes to be primarily automated, eliminating the need for a large staff of welding technicians. Most bends can be performed by the machine and checked after the fact by a bending technician, which cuts down on labor costs throughout the course of your project, especially in cases of high-volume orders.
Because the machine can automate much of the process, there is far less manual labor involved, which allows the process to move along more quickly. Because CNC tube bending eliminates the need for using joints and fixtures to connect and secure components, labor can be saved here as well.
In addition, the precision with which a CNC bending machine is able to perform allows for consistent and accurate bends, which will cut down on time spent having to fix or “re-do” welds that don’t meet quality standards. Custom bends can also be performed easily and provide a more efficient and faster solution to fitting unique spaces and designs.
Precise Bending Capabilities
Our CNC tube bender uses the latest software technology and hardware available. A PC based computer system utilizing BendPro software, enables Axenics CNC tube bender to perform difficult sweep bending anywhere along the tube geometry. The possibility of defects in your piping kits is greatly diminished using this method, plus, by not having welds or joints as part of the finished piping, leaks are not a problem.
The machine can also perform part simulation and automatic conversion from X.Y.Z. coordinate data (Cartesian coordinates) to Y.B.C. (Bend Program) working datum, or vice versa. STEP and IGIS files can also be imported directly into the control to allow for an easy, one-step process for programming and setup.