From pipe bending to tool marks, even with the best pipe bending machine, pipe bending machine problems may occur. Like many problems, one ounce of prevention is better than one pound of cure, which is why the most important step in any bending operation is preparation.
Before attempting to bend, the tool needs to be set up correctly. The first step in resolving any tube bender problem is to carefully check the correct position of the tools used. When mandrel bending is used, incorrect mandrel placement can cause humps in the bend, tube collapse, and many other common problems.
On the other hand, the mandrel can also help solve some of the most common elbow problems. The most important thing is to always ensure that the tool is set up correctly. It is worthwhile to take some time to carefully check the placement of the tool, if it can prevent problems that may make the pipe or pipe unusable, it is worth it.
It is also important to ensure that the correct tools are used. For example, if your bending application requires that the finished product be free of tool marks or other visible defects, then the best tool to use may be toolless.
Although for applications that require aesthetics, for many bending operations, the lack of dressing tools is not ideal. However, no trimming tool can play a big role. Therefore, although you can use traditional metal tools to complete the same bending, the application may guarantee additional special tool costs.
Another important step when preparing for bending is formula calculation. When you take the time to calculate the moment of inertia of the cross-sectional area of the shape and size of the pipe, you will bend, which can save a lot of time and effort. Take the time to complete all the formulas required for bending, which will help you set up the machine correctly and avoid many common tube bender problems before they occur.