Tube and Pipe Bending
The tallest steel roller coaster in the world is the Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure Park in Jackson, New Jersey. It holds a world record for its 456 foot drop. Riders experience a thrilling 418 foot descent into a 270-degree spiral which creates a feeling of weightlessness. What makes all of those twists, turns, peaks and valleys possible?
Pipe and tube bending.
Without skilled engineers and sophisticated technologies that can bend tubing to match specifications, those exciting roller coaster curves, loops and corkscrews would be impossible to create. Without strict attention to detail and accuracy, roller coasters might not be so fun to ride – they might even be unsafe.
It’s that same attention to detail and precision that Totten Tubes offers to every customer in need of tube bending services. Send us your designs, and we’ll send you a quote for a high-quality finished product.
Applications for Tube Bending
Musical instruments, sculptures, custom bicycle frames; there’s no limit the uses for tube bending. Since the 1950s, Totten Tubes has served a diverse group of customers representing industries of all types. Some examples of applications for tube bending services include:
- Elbows and u-joints
- Bike racks
- Chassis components
- Axles for lawnmowers and other pieces of equipment
- Furniture frames
- Marine rails
- Roll cages
- Exhaust pipes
- Large pipes for power plants, oil and gas pipelines and freeway signs
Tube Bending Techniques
When you need to bend tubing, there are several options for getting the job done. However, certain tube bending techniques are better for some projects than others. For instance, heat induction is most commonly used for very large pipes. At Totten Tubes, we contact with a wide range of tube benders who use mandrels, presses and heat induction for tube and pipe bending. We have access to a wide range of tube benders; whether you need intricate bending for very small tubes or precision bending for roller coaster track, Totten Tubes has got you covered. Contact us to learn more about the different methods for tube bending.
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