TUBE & PIPE BENDING INFORMATION
This form of bending generally is used for tighter radii in tube (typically 3D ie; the radius is 3 times the o/dia of the tube). It controls the flow of plasticizing material at the point of bend in order to maintain the shape of tube as it sets into the arc of the bend.
PLATE ROLLING INFORMATION
PLATE ROLLING is the technique of choice for any metals that are relatively thick. Although sheets of various sizes and thicknesses may be used, this is the primary manufacturing process for metal bending large pieces of plate.