busbar machine metal bending is a process that is used to form tubes or pipes. There are different processes such as freeform bending as well as support form bending that can be supported using heat or cold forming processes. There are different types of pipe benders available to bend any type of metal irrespective of the size or the material. Usually pipe benders could be handheld, hinged devices, larger devices to hydraulic powered machines. For heavy duty tasks huge industrial machines are available in factories to perform the tasks.
Metal bending is a process by which metals of different sizes, shapes as well as materials are bent to different shapes. In this process the metal is placed on a tool set and it is held in place with something known as hold-downs. The ram, which is the upper part of the press, is brought into position and is pushed against the metal to form the shape.
These pipes or tubes that are bent are used in different areas and have different applications ranging from recreational to ornamental to industrial to structural. Industrial pipe benders are used to bend pipes for simple things such as the kickstand for holding the bike, the multi color maze and more. Bent pipes are also used in numerous aesthetic applications. Industrial metal benders are used in handrails, to prepare spiral staircases, benches, gates, signs and fences.
Apart from the aesthetic applications, industrial metal benders are used in various industrial applications too. They are used in tanks, trains, windmills, marine vessels as well as boilers. Large machines are used to form these pipes and mandrels are used to support the metal while other rolls are used to push the metal to bend it. Structural as well as well as architectural applications are also catered to by pipe benders. They are used to construct huge bridges, parking garages, skyscrapers, stores, stadiums, canopies as well as homes.
There are quite a few structures in today’s world where pipes and tubes made using industrial metal bending machines are used such as the Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, CN Tower and more.