Bending and roll bending tubes in aluminum is considered one of the new strong points of the company, which has succeeded through the years in satisfying the widest range of demands in this field.
Unlike steel, aluminum is a more “tender” metal and so it might seem logical to think that bending it is simpler, but it doesn’t work that way. Commercially the most widespread physical state is T5 (cooled after processing) which has reduced technical characteristics that do not make it suitable for the bending process.
Depending on the physical state needed (there are three main ones: T6, T4 and T1), aluminum yields different elongation percentages between one and the other which, if not evaluated correctly, may jeopardize the good outcome of the process. It is therefore essential, during the feasibility study (or design stage) to determine exactly which characteristics the material must have so that, during bending, the product does not break or present “substantial” differences and/or deformations in processing.
Thanks to the experience it has acquired over the years, Tecnocurve is able to work alongside its clientele and offer its services as a reliable partner in the field of cold shaping of tubular elements in aluminum, recommending the technical and physical specifications of the material to be used to obtain qualitatively valid results.