Ordering: Know Common Bending Terms (Part 5 of 9)


Know the proper terms and needed information to communicate your bending needs to your bender. Lack of good communication can be costly when ordering any custom-produced product, especially tube and pipe bends. Here is a list of common bending terms:

A complete description of a tube or pipe bending job includes:

  • Quantity of Bends.
  • Material grade.
  • Outside dimensions of the tube or pipe.
  • Wall thickness.
  • Degree of bend or arc length of bend.
  • Radius of bend (specify that the radius is to the centerline, inside or outside of the tube).
  • Required tangent lengths on the finished bend.
  • End preparation (such as no end preparation, square cut, or beveled end).

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