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Tube Bending Services: Steel, Aluminum, & More

Tube Bending Services

Norck: Achieve Complex Tube Forms with Precision Tube Bending

Norck delivers expert tube bending services, empowering manufacturers across aerospace, automotive, architectural, industrial, and other sectors to create complex tubular shapes with exceptional accuracy and repeatability.

Capabilities for Tube Bending Success:

  • Specialized Tube Bending Machines: Utilizing CNC mandrel benders, rotary draw benders, and other technologies for intricate bends, compound curves, and tight radii.
  • Diverse Tube Profiles: Bending round, square, rectangular, and custom-profile tubes in various metals like stainless steel, aluminum, and alloys.
  • Mandrel & Wiper Die Support: Ensuring smooth bends, preventing wrinkles and deformations, especially for thin-walled tubes or demanding materials.
  • Secondary Operations: Cutting, end-forming, welding, and assembly services for complete tubular component solutions.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About Solving Your Tubing Challenges

  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM): Collaboration to optimize tube designs for efficient bending, minimizing material waste and potential deformations.
  • FEA Simulation & Analysis: Predicting material thinning, springback, and potential failure modes for accurate bending of complex shapes.
  • Material Expertise: Guidance on selecting the optimal tube material for formability, strength, corrosion resistance, and cost-effectiveness for your application.
  • Quality & Precision Focus: Rigorous dimensional checks, tolerances, and processes ensuring your bent tubes meet exacting specifications.

Why Choose Norck for Tube Bending?

  • Complex Geometries Without Compromise: Produce intricate bends, multiple bends per tube, and organic shapes unachievable with traditional fabrication methods.
  • Unmatched Repeatability: Ideal for high-volume production of identical tube forms in industries where consistency is critical.
  • Superior Form Quality: Precision bending minimizes distortion, ensuring excellent fit-up for welding and assembly operations downstream.
  • Diverse Industry Solutions: From lightweight aerospace components to intricate architectural structures, we serve various sectors with tailored tube bending.
  • Your Tubular Fabrication Partner: We seamlessly integrate tube bending with other processes to deliver complete parts or assemblies.

What is tube bending?

Tube bending is a set of techniques to bend straight tubes into different shapes. Bent tubes are used in structures, stair railings, and automotive parts. The process can be performed by using cold or hot methods. Generally, the round stock is used, but rectangular tubes and pipes can also be bent.

A post process can be mandatory to remove burrs. It can also be used with laser tube cutting to add holes and shapes or to cut the edges

On Demand Sheet Metal Fabrication, Sheet Metal Assembly and Custom Stamping.

What are the benefits of using tube bending?

Tube bending offers more advantages over traditional cutting, bending, and welding processes:

•  Cost-effective: It helps minimize production costs since there are fewer parts and operations. Tube bending reshapes the tube without using welding or adding extra joints.

• Clean finish: Since there are no extra components or messy weldings, the tube finish will be smooth. It is most helpful in areas where the tube is apparent to the users, such as the stairs.

• No leakage: Tube bending eliminates the risk of leaking joints or weldments.

• Low-cost tooling: This process does not require a high tooling price compared to laser tube bending.


How is it fabricated?

At Norck, we offer several tube bending techniques such as :

Press bending: It is the most commonly used process. It uses a punch and two dies to restrain the tube at two points. Then the punch makes the bending operation by advancing.

Press bending
Punch and two dies
Press Bending
Tube at two points

Rotary draw bending: This process uses a clamp that fixes the tube against a q-shaped bending die. Then a pressure die applies pressure on the free tube against a wiper die to perform the bending. A Mandrell is inserted inside the tube to prevent the outer part of the bend from becoming flat.

Rotary draw bending
Q-shaped bending die
Rotary Draw Bending
Mandrell is inserted

Heat tube bending: It is used for more rigid materials, and it is made by heating the tube before bending. The bending can be made by a press that enforces the bend, rotatory draw bending, or rolling.

Heat tube bending
Press that enforces the bend
Tube Bending - Rolling
Rotatory draw bending

Norck: Your Data-Driven Partner for On-Demand Manufacturing Excellence

Norck is a technology-powered manufacturing leader specializing in CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding. Our intelligent, data-driven approach ensures exceptional quality, optimized costs, and seamless supply chain management for companies worldwide.

Key Services:

Why Choose Norck?

  • AI-Powered Manufacturing: Data and AI optimize our processes for superior quality, minimized costs, and supply chain visibility
  • Vast Production Capacity: Our extensive partner network in Europe and the US guarantees both low and high-volume production.
  • End-to-End Expertise: Our team of engineers, data scientists, and product developers ensure design for manufacturability and unparalleled service
  • Single-Source Solution: Norck streamlines your supply chain, reduces overhead, enhances purchasing power, and delivers just-in-time results.

Experience the Norck difference. Get a quote fast for your manufacturing needs today!




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