Axenics’ team of certified technicians is capable of performing a range of tube assemblies consisting of stainless steel as well as various types of plastics. We have a reputation as a trusted supplier of tube assemblies to several different manufacturing industries.
Why Outsource Your Tube Bending?
You need tubes bent. This seems like a simple enough task to do on your own since you have equipment that will do the job onsite. Here’s what happens: Your technician places the tube into the mandrel tube bender without checking the thickness of the tube or setting the die pressure at the right spot. When the tube is bent, there is tube wrinkling along the inside bend radius.
For OEMs in certain industries, such as semiconductor fabrication or medical device production, wrinkles on bent tubes are not tolerated for a variety of reasons. A wrinkle can cause fatigue to both metal and plastic material, as it can lead to cracks or material failure if the tube is placed into an assembly that experiences high amounts of pressure from liquids or gases.
Unfortunately, wrinkling is a common defect when bending tubes and pipes. Understanding the reasons why this defect occurs, and finding the right solutions to prevent the issue, can ensure that your tubing is bent at the highest quality.
Because of the number of defects that can be introduced during the pipe and tube bending process, it might be more cost-effective – and easier – to hire a reliable component manufacturing company. By doing that, you reduce material waste. Expert technicians can ensure the correct bend every time, based on years of technical experience and equipment is re-calibrated and serviced regularly to ensure accurate results are.