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Tube Bending Equipment from Tubela

17th June 2024

Tube Bending Equipment from Tubela

Tube Bending Equipment from Tubela

Revolutionising the Aerospace Industry

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The aerospace industry demands precision, reliability, and advanced technology to manufacture components that can withstand extreme conditions and ensure safety.

One critical process in aerospace manufacturing is tube bending, which is used in constructing aircraft parts, fuel lines, hydraulic systems, and more.

Tubela Engineering Co. Ltd. offers state-of-the-art tube bending equipment that meets the rigorous standards of the aerospace industry.

We look at the role of Tubela's tube-bending machines in aerospace manufacturing, highlighting their relevance, applications, and benefits.

The Aerospace Industry: A Brief Overview

The aerospace industry involves the design, development, and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and related systems and equipment. Due to the safety-critical nature of its products, it requires stringent quality controls and precision engineering.

Materials used in aerospace are often lightweight yet strong, such as aluminium, titanium, and specialised steel alloys. The fabrication of these materials into complex shapes is essential for achieving the desired aerodynamic properties and structural integrity.

Importance of Tube Bending in Aerospace

Tube bending is crucial in the aerospace industry for several reasons:

  1. Fluid Transport: Tubes are extensively used in fuel, hydraulic, and cooling systems, requiring precise bends to fit within compact spaces.
  2. Weight Reduction: Efficient tube bending allows for minimal material use without compromising strength, contributing to overall weight reduction.

Tubela's Tube Bending Equipment

Tubela Engineering Co. Ltd. provides a range of tube bending machines designed to meet the exacting standards of the aerospace industry. These machines offer precision, repeatability, and versatility, making them ideal for various aerospace applications.

1. CBC UNI Digital Electric Series

The CBC UNI Digital Electric Series is renowned for its versatility and precision. These machines can handle a wide range of materials, including aluminium, stainless steel, and specialised aerospace alloys. Key features include:

●      Digital Control: Ensures precise bending angles and repeatability, essential for producing identical components in large quantities.

●      Versatility: Capable of bending tubes from 1/4"NB to 3"NB and 6mmOD up to 89mmOD, covering a broad spectrum of aerospace needs.

●      Modularity: The UNI60&70 models can be equipped with mandrel bending attachments, allowing for tight radius bends without deforming thin-walled tubes.

2. Hand Hydraulic Tube Benders

Tubela's hand hydraulic tube benders, such as the CBC OB85S, are perfect for smaller, more specialised jobs. These portable and precise machines are suitable for bending materials like soft copper and double-coated aluminium, often used in intricate aerospace components.

3. Mandrel Benders

Mandrel benders are essential for creating smooth bends in thin-walled tubes, preventing collapse and ensuring a high-quality finish. Tubela offers mandrel bending solutions that are compatible with their electric benders, providing the capability to produce complex shapes required in aerospace applications.

Applications of Tubela's Tube Bending Equipment in Aerospace

1. Fuel and Hydraulic Systems

The intricate network of tubes in fuel and hydraulic systems requires precise bends to fit into confined spaces without compromising flow efficiency. Tubela's digital electric benders provide the accuracy needed to produce these critical components.

2. Engine Components

Engine components such as exhaust systems and cooling tubes must withstand high temperatures and pressures. Tubela's robust bending machines handle the toughest materials, ensuring reliable performance under extreme conditions.

3. Spacecraft Components

In spacecraft, every gram counts. Tubela's tube benders help create lightweight, yet strong, components that are crucial for the harsh environment of space. The ability to produce complex shapes with minimal material waste is particularly beneficial in this application.

Benefits of Using Tubela's Tube Bending Equipment


1. Precision and Accuracy

Tubela's digital controls and advanced engineering ensure that each bend is executed with exact precision. This level of accuracy is crucial in the aerospace industry, where even minor deviations can lead to significant issues.

2. Versatility and Flexibility

Tubela's range of tube bending machines can handle various materials and thicknesses, making them suitable for a wide range of aerospace applications. Whether bending thick-walled steel or thin-walled aluminium, Tubela has the right equipment for the job.

3. Efficiency and Productivity

The speed and efficiency of Tubela's electric tube benders increase overall productivity, reducing the time and labour required for each bend. This efficiency is critical in an industry where time-to-market can be a competitive advantage.

4. Quality and Reliability

Using high-quality components and rigorous testing, Tubela ensures that their tube bending machines deliver reliable performance, essential for maintaining the high standards of the aerospace industry.

The aerospace industry demands the highest levels of precision, reliability, and innovation. Tubela Engineering Co. Ltd. meets these demands with its advanced tube bending equipment, providing the tools necessary to manufacture critical aerospace components.


From aircraft frames to hydraulic systems, Tubela's tube benders offer the precision and versatility required to excel in the aerospace industry.


By investing in Tubela's technology, aerospace manufacturers can ensure their components meet the stringent standards needed for safe and efficient flight. For more information on our tube bending solutions, contact Tubela Engineering Co. Ltd. today.


Posted by:TUBELA Engineering Co. Ltd.