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Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program explores the various materials and methods used for bending and end forming tubes.
The tube bending segment explores in detail the most common bending method, rotary-draw bending. both rotary-draw tooling and the use of internal mandrels are highlighted. Also featured are segments on compression bending, ram bending, press bending, and roll bending.
The tube end forming segment examines the basic forms that can be applied to the end of a tube with the primary types including reduction, expansion, flaring, and beading.
By Gary Conner
By George N Bullen FSME