Tube bending, for the most part, is a skill that is normally passed from a craftsman to his apprentice. It is often not a skill that tube fitters learn in schools or through textbooks. Many individuals who are considered expert tube benders have learned the craft through years of hands-on experience. It is a skill you learn by doing. Why? Because many craftsmen tell us they have never seen the published instructions that come packaged with a new tube bending tool. So the only way they could learn was through trial and error.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Have a clear understanding of tube preparation, care and handling;
- Be familiar with the tube cutter, tube deburrer and tube benders;
- Understand the impact workmanship has on total system performance;
- Secure a glossary of tube preparation and handling terminology;
- Have completed exercises that teach techniques for determining the “exact” length of tubing needed to complete a job;
- Performed exercises that demonstrate time saving fabrication techniques; and
- Be able to explain the use of expansion loops and offsets.
Who Can Benefit?
Anyone who works with tubing, including but not limited to:
- Fabricators, contractors, and technicians who assemble systems
- Engineers and craftsmen that design tubing systems
Each Student Recieves:
- Several useful reference materials
- Job-aids that simplify tube fabrication and bending
- Certification of completion
Estimated length: 2-4 hours