Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2787
2003-10-27

Production System for Thin-walled Tube Bending 2003-01-2787

In the bending of thin-walled tube, wrinkles occur easily and it is difficult to maintain precision of shape. We focused on a hydro-bending (water mandrel) method in which both ends of the tube are tightly sealed with reusable pressure-resistant plugs, and filled with water, and bent while water pressure high. The result is a high-quality bending method capable of producing quality products in one process with the thin-walled tubes (external diameter 38.1mm, wall thickness 0.85mm, bend radius 60mm) that had been considered difficult to mass-produce in the past.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Application of the Hydrostatic Extrusion Process Toward Production of 3AL-2.5V Titanium Alloy Hydraulic Tubing

730631

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Prediction of Gasket Leakage

870005

View Details

STANDARD

Fire Test Equipment for Flexible Hose and Tube Assemblies

AIR1377B

View Details

X