Tube Bender: Equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
Basics of Metal Forming, Expert Check-off: Metals
Up to 180 in 1-1/4"
$5/hr, part of metal shop

The universal bender uses forming dies and leverage to bend tube or solid metal to a desired angle and radius. By adding together different bends, it is possible to create intricate designs using the bender. Many bends can be done manually, and there is a hydraulic assist for square and round tubing one inch and above. It is equipped with a gauge that allows you to accurately and repeatedly bend a part to the desired angle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own bending dies?

Members may provide their own dies sets, but they must be from Universal Outfitters and compatible with the UB-5H Universal Bender.

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