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BEND TOOLING IS THE INDUSTRY'S PIONEER IN INSERTED TUBE BENDING TOOLS

 

Twenty years ago we introduced inserted mandrel and wiper tooling to the tube-bending industry.  Our continuous improvement of inserted tooling design and manufacture (via Datafacturing®) has set the standard.

 

And not just with mandrels and wipers.  We are proud to announce the introduction of our Shockmate die sets.  These are simply the finest rotary-draw die sets in the tube-bending industry.  Our bend dies offer all of the advantages of inserted grips -- flexibility in clamping options, low cost, quick delivery -- and none of the problems of mismatching.  Thanks to our proprietary improvements in metallurgy and precision machining, our Shockmate tools are dead-on perfect in fit and finish.

 

Consider these advantages to inserted tooling:

 

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Less downtime waiting for replacement tooling.

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Lower cost to stock inexpensive inserts instead of complete mandrels and wipers.

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Less shipping and handling (especially when shipping out traditional solid-body wipers for resharpening).

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Less scrap and higher quality because it's cost-effective to switch to fresh inserts more frequently.

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Greater process control because inserted tooling accommodates the "forward-mandrel, low-pressure" set-up for machines.

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Each new insert provides a fresh working surface to facilitate high production rates.

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Inexpensive to switch between tooling materials by ordering inserts in different materials or coatings.

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In some cases, our mandrel and wiper bodies can accept inserts for varying tube wall thickness and bend radiuses.

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Similarly, the radius blocks for our Shockmate bend dies can have multiple precision-fit grip inserts with different lengths, smooth or serrated cavities, or simple or compound clamping.

 

However, traditional solid-bodied mandrels and wipers are still needed for high-pressure jobs bending tough materials.  When you need the "big metal" instead of inserted tooling, call us.  We offer a full line of solid-bodied tools built to the highest standards in the industry.

 

See the sidebar to the right for links to more information on our Shockmate™ die sets, mandrels, and wipers.

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