June 13, 2002
By: Jim Regan
This article discusses several aspects of rotary draw tube bending, including machine specifications; tooling and lubrication; tube material; and machine controls. It discusses advantages and disadvantages of single-level and multilevel machines; selecting lubricants and coatings to reduce tool wear; consistency of tube dimensions and the material's characteristics; and how machine controls are programmed or manually set by the operator.
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