Tube-Bending Lubrication

Before you tackle your next tube-bending application or look to improve and optimize your current bending processes—there are a few basic things to consider before you risk downtime and/or material and tooling damage. Too often—the mechanical and metallurgical aspects are considered and the lubrication demands are either neglected or not thought out as to how subsequent processes may be impacted.

The following short series of bulletins is intended as a “refresher” or “reminder” of the major aspects to consider before implementing new processes or addressing lubrication needs.