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Steel End Forming & Bending Materials

Carbon Steels are predominantly a mixture of iron and carbon. The ratio of these two elements affects the hardness, strength, ductility, and ease of bend. The higher the carbon content, the more difficult the product will be to bend.

They are further classified below:

  • Low Carbon Steel – ≤ .3% Carbon
  • Medium Carbon Steel – .3 -.6% Carbon
  • High Carbon Steel – ≥ .6%  
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The higher the carbon content, the stronger the material. Consequently, steels with large amounts of carbon are more challenging to cut, bend, and weld. Additional characteristics include:  

  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Economical
  • Ductile
  • Resists Wear
  • Environmentally Friendly  

With increasing interest in sustainability, carbon steel is an ideal material for making bent tubing equipment parts or construction components. It’s one of the most recycled materials on the planet.  

Less Carbon, Better Bending

The lesser amount of carbon makes low-carbon steel more ductile. As a result, it can be bent to the tightest possible radii with minimal distortion and maximum consistency. It’s suitable for use in a wide range of indoor and outdoor bent tubing applications.  

  • Fuel Lines
  • Heating, Ventilation, And Air-Conditioning Lines, Or HVAC Lines
  • Condenser Tubes  
  • Vehicle Chassis
  • Building Structural Elements 
  • Food Processing Media Conveyance Lines
  • Electrical Wiring Protection 
  • Military Equipment Frames
  • Architectural Accent Features 
  • Shipbuilding 
  • Aircraft Frames
  • Commercial Lighting Fixtures 
  • Aerospace Lines 
  • Signage And Display Supports 
  • Automotive Components 
  • Trailer Frames 
  • Machinery Parts
  • Structural Framing
  • Food-Processing Piping 

Your Carbon Steel Tube Bending Source 

FormFab is an IATF 16949:2016 -certified provider of bent tubing assemblies and check fixtures fabricated from carbon steel. With years of experience and advanced equipment, our team can manipulate carbon steel into shapes with detailed geometries. We offer a full suite of services under one roof designed to streamline your supply chain.  

We can bend many carbon steel tubing sizes, but common ones range from 1/8” to 2”, or 3.1mm to 50mm, in diameter. Our 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility houses equipment capable of providing a variety of value-added fabrication services.  

  • Cutting 
  • Bending
  • Forming
  • End Forming
  • Welding
  • Brazing
  • Leak Testing 

Although high-carbon steels are more difficult to bend, FormFab isn’t fazed. We can bend any grade of carbon steel to meet your needs.  

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Comprehensive Project Support 

FormFab’s specialty is manufacturing custom tubing assemblies and fixtures from your print, specification, or purchase order requirements. We’re more than just a contract service provider, though.  

Our team is the low carbon end forming materials experts. They’re capable of developing custom ends, couplings, and brackets to meet your needs.  

Customers with a unique bent tubing need but no vetted design are also welcome. Our engineers work with you to develop a concept and make a prototype. Upon approval, full-scale production kicks off.  

Demanding Processes, Quality Fabrication  

At FormFab, client satisfaction is paramount. Material is obtained from reputable suppliers, and compliance is confirmed upon arrival. Bent tubing assemblies and inspection fixtures are checked using precise testing and inspection equipment. All orders are audited for accuracy before shipment.  

Give us a call for more information about low carbon bending materials. We’d love to learn more about your project.   

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