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Make a pipe bender die
« on: October 26, 2017, 08:32:53 PM »
Hi all
I need to make a pipe bender die for 1/2 inch tube, to bend the tube to a 2 inch radius. I assumed there would be a wizard in mach3 turn that does this, but cant find one. Basically it is the mirror image, or reverse of the Od ARC3 wizard that I am trying to achieve. I want what appears as a raised section on the wizard diagram, to be the lowered section with the same dimensions.
I was hoping that someone would know of a wizard, or a method of doing this
Thanks
David
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David
Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 05:42:10 PM »
Hi Dave,
sounds more like a CAD/CAM job than a wizard.

I assume you want to turn a semi-circular recess to accommodate the 1/2 inch pipe in the OD of a piece of material?

Craig
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Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 05:47:31 PM »
Yes Joe your description of my desired operation is far better than mine. I must have reached the crossover point between what a wizard can do, and when Cam becomes necessary. I will just use a V pulley for the lower part of the die, and make the top bit by drilling a 1/2 inch hole in a piece of rod and bisect it.
Thanks for the reply.
Dave
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David
Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 06:00:52 PM »
Hi Dave,
2 inch radius or 2 inch diameter?

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Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 05:58:57 AM »
It's a 2 inch radius Craig.
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David

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Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 05:59:49 AM »
Sorry I called you more before. :)
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David
Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 05:35:44 PM »
Hi Dave,
would this code work, I don't have a lathe so I can only simulate it.

I used stock 102mm diameter and allowed 1mm facing cut.

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Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 05:41:54 PM »
Hi Dave,
sorry just noticed I used the grooving tool for the cutoff, this may make a bit more sense.

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Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 05:36:55 AM »
Thanks for going to the trouble Craig. I'll give it a go in the morning. I'll let you know. Thanks again.
Dave
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Re: Make a pipe bender die
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 06:12:59 PM »
I had a look at your code Craig, what software did you use to create it? I am unable to get a graphical representation at all using Mach3. I can download a trial version of what you used, which should show what you have done.
Thanks again for the effort.
Dave
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David