The Mandrel Nose Placement Calculator

This is a very helpful interactive utlity that calculates the ideal placement of the mandrel nose. It also generates the ideal mandrel nose diameter for your specific application. This set-up tool should be used in conjuction with the “Forward Mandrel, Low...

The “Forward Mandrel” Secret of Tube-Bending

Rotary-draw bending, or draw bending for short, is the best means of consistently producing high-quality tube bends, whether the application is heavy-walled stainless steel pipe for a nuclear reactor or delicate precious-metal tubing for jewelry. This is because,...

The Wiper Feathered Edge

In rotary-draw tube-bending the tools make the bend. Small variations or errors in the design, manufacture, or set-up of rotary-draw tools can lead to loss of process control, poor bend quality, abbreviated tool life, and other headaches. This includes the wiper die....

Link Dimension Reference Chart

If you are unsure of the link sizes you wish to order, please reference the dimensions below to find the correct size. A B C D #6 link .472″ 0.371″ .118″ .128″ #7 link .623″ 0.496″ .174″ .128″ #8 link .750″...

Bending Formulas

Welcome to the “Bending Formulas” section of our website. Below you will find a variety of rotary-draw tube bending related formulas and calculations to help you evaluate your tube bending application. Please reference the “Table of Factors” for each of the formulas...

Bend Tooling Mandrel and Wiper Chart

The Bend Tooling Mandrel and Wiper Chart allows for quick and easy evaluation of almost any rotary-draw tube bending application for round tubing. This tool will allow you to determine the mandrel and wiper tooling requirements for your application. Click on the chart...

Poppet Links vs. Split Links

Thirty years ago Bend Tooling Inc. developed and refined the only line of poppet links available for rotary-draw tube-bending. As consequence, when Bend Tooling’s competitors need to supply their customers with poppet links, they purchase them from Bend Tooling....