Our CNC Tube Bender Delivers Speed & Accuracy
by Katie Reid, on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 @ 14:03 PM
Complex bends and large runs are easy thanks to computer controls
Need a 180-degree tube bend? No problem! Our CNC tube bender is fast and precise. Tube bending is one of our custom solutions, which you can learn more about here:
We love to show off our CNC tube bender when customers take a tour of our shop. At 10 feet long, three feet high and three feet wide, this machine looks like a brute. But while it's powerful enough to bend bar stock, we use it instead to bend tubing with delicate precision.
The CNC bender can handle any tubing from a quarter-inch diameter up to one inch, and any wall thickness. It can bend any angle, even 180 degree bends. Its size allows it to handle bends with a radius of up to 42 inches.
One more time
But the big advantage of the CNC bender is repeatability. CNC stands for "Computer Numerical Controls." Once we program your job into the computer, we can create exactly the bends you ask for every time, no matter how complex the combination of angles.
We can create hundreds of finished pieces, and each will be identical. And it's fast, so even if you just need a couple of simple bends in a piece of tubing, the CNC bender is still ideal for the job.
When we finish your job, we store the specifications in the computer forever with a unique identification number. If you gave us a drawing in 2010, you can use it to produce fresh copies today. As with any valuable database, we backup our data to guard against accidents.
Copying and improving
In fact, we don't even have to start with a drawing. Give us the part you want to replicate, and we'll put it in our vector machine that works with the CNC bender. The vector machine scans your part, produces a 3D drawing of it, and sends the information to the bender.
We don't have to worry about wasted tubing, because our machinery will tell us the exact length to cut, down to a thousandth of an inch.
Maybe you have a damaged piece of tubing that you need to replace. We can use that as the starting point to recreate the original. We'll scan it and adjust the drawing to return everything to its proper alignment. We'll even print out the new drawing for you.
Or maybe you aren't exactly sure what the finished part should look like. We can start a drawing and show it to you, then make any adjustments you want until the design meets your approval.
Even if the original part is fine but you want to revise the design, we can adjust the dimensions in the computer to add an inch here or a bend there. The CNC bender assigns a different part number to each version, so you can always go back to the original design if you want.
Because the CNC bender is so quick and efficient, we often can turn out a single-part order on the same day it comes in. More involved projects usually can be turned out within a week.
Next: Would you like a demonstration? Please contact us to schedule a time:
(Prefer to talk live? Please give us a call at 780-437-0640.)
For more on this topic, see:
- Tagging Hoses at Edmonton Valve & Fitting (blog article)
- Customers Rate Edmonton Valve's Performance (blog article)
- Forget Trial and Error; Take Our Tube Bending Course (blog article)