View Full Version : Alluminum Pipe bending.

01-06-2012, 01:35 PM
My neighbor is in the Naughtical GPS industry and he wants me to make a "tower" to mount some equiptment to. He wants it made with alluminum so it is light and easy to install and uninstall. I have a Woodward bender that I use to do my Buggy stuff and was wondering if bending alluminum is the same process as bending DOM tubing.

01-06-2012, 05:53 PM
i would say yes you just want to eneal it with a dirty torche (oxegen turned down low black soot billowing forth) get it good and warm try a piace of scrap first go slow alum getts brittle when worked

01-06-2012, 10:19 PM
Polish your dies and lube the hell out of the tube, no problems.........

01-07-2012, 05:21 AM
A lil bit more wall thickness than you might normally use helps also.