We are happy to offer this service to our current and potential customers. This is ideal to help you make material and machinery purchasing decisions, especially in cases where you have stringent requirements for post-bend material geometry. You will send us 24″ or more of your material, and tell us how many degrees you want us to bend. The cost is based on the machine configuration required to perform the bend. Please click on TECH, and navigate to our CAPACITY CHART to determine what machine configuration you will need to select. If you are blelow the minimum wall thickness with the thin wall attachment, you are looking at an application that will require a mandrel if it can work. In most cases for mandrel testing, we have to custom machine a new mandrel in house for just the test, so the $70-80 fee for the testing is extremely low considering the material and labor costs associated with the mandrel machining, machine set up, inspection, reporting, etc.
WHAT TO SEND:
Send at least one 24″ piece for a 90 degree bend
Send at least one 36″ piece for a 180 degree bend
Send at least three 24″ pieces for a 90 degree bend with the Thin Wall Attachment (TWA)
Send at least three 36″ pieces for a 180 degree bend with the Thin Wall Attachment (TWA)
Send at least three 30″ pieces for a 90 degree bend with the Mandrel Attachment
Send at least three 40″ pieces for a 180 degree bend with the Mandrel Attachment
Send test pieces to: Rogue Fabrication, 422335 SE Marmot Rd, Sandy, OR 97055
WHAT YOU GET:
You get a report of bending performance with photos of the bends, notes about dimensions, and technical analysis of deformation. Your material will not be returned to you unless you want to pay for return shipping and $15 for packaging.