Advantages of Aluminum Tube Bending for Custom Fabrication

July 18, 2023

Using custom tube bending is one way to streamlined production processes for OEM custom fabrication. Tubing is highly customizable; metal tubes can be bent into intricate shapes and designs. The tubing is bent after being heated to a specific temperature, which allows for creating complicated structures without compromising the structural integrity of the metal.

While tube bending applies to a variety of metals, Triad specializes in the fabrication and bending of aluminum tubing for various industries and OEM applications in quantities from 100 to 1,000 medium-run quantities. Let us help you find the best aluminum tube bending for your custom fabrication today.

Benefits of Custom Aluminum Tube Bending

Tube bending offers extensive advantages for many industries. With precise measurements and complex configurations, tube bending can provide many benefits to your projects.

Reduced Material Waste

Custom tube bending is a precise fabrication process that minimizes material waste, essential when working with expensive metals. The bends are extremely precise, eliminating the need for extra joints and connectors. Long lengths of tubing can be used without waste.

Time Efficient

Because custom aluminum tube bending eliminates the need for further fabrication steps like welding or additional parts, complex shapes can be created more swiftly without combining pieces. Also, tube bending occurs much quicker than other tube-shaping methods, making tube bending ideal for large production orders.

Cost Efficient

The lack of additional necessary parts like joints or connectors significantly reduces production costs. Because custom tube bending is a rapid process, parts can be manufactured at quicker rates, which decreases the pricing.

Design Flexibility and Customization

Tube bending for custom fabrication allows for high design flexibility and can be used to create highly intricate designs. As such, customization and specific requirements are achieved easily. The flexibility of custom tube bending provides security and confidence in all designs.


Tube bending is highly repeatable, so rapidly producing identical products is easily achievable. Large quantities of products can be created with consistent quality, uniformity, and accuracy.

Aluminum 6061 and Aluminum 6063

Although tube bending applies to various metals, including steel, copper, brass, and titanium, Triad specializes in aluminum tube bending, particularly with aluminum alloys 6061 and 6063. These metals have a host of advantages, which include:

  • Low melting temperature
  • Low heat capacity
  • Excellent weldability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Extrudability

Learn more about which aluminum alloy is best suited to your needs today.

Industries Served

Due to its flexible and precise design, aluminum tube bending applies to many industries, including:

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing

Learn Why Leading OEMs Choose Triad

Choosing a manufacturer is an important decision. With over 40 years of experience, our production capabilities, quality standards, expertise, and customer service have established Triad as a trusted OEM manufacturer in tube bending.

In addition to the general benefits of tube bending, Triad specializes in manual tube bending, the backbone of our quality custom tube fabrication. Without the need to write computer code to run the equipment, manual tube bending offers a faster setup, translating into cost savings for medium quantity runs.

Learn more about what it means to partner with Triad and what we can do for your business.

Contact Us for Aluminum Tube Bending Services

Triad Products specializes in medium runs of 100 to 1,000 in aluminum tube bending fabrication. When you combine our manufacturing and assembly capabilities, you can see why OEMs choose Triad Products as their single-source supplier for custom aluminum tube bending. Request a quote or contact us to discuss your project and learn more about our custom aluminum tube bending advantages.

The 6063 aluminum tubing was not only cut, bent, threaded, and finished, but this project was fully streamlined by assembling them into an adjustable bicycle rack.