The wire bender is regarded as a wire forming machine that conduct wire bending process, which is a forming machine tool that forms metal wires through various methods especially wire bending movement.
Among all the effective methods of wire forming, the most cost-effective method is wire drawing and wire bending. By definition, wire drawing is a metal processing method that reduces the cross section of the wire by drawing the wire through a single wire drawing die, and finally forms the ideal wire shape. Using this method, the cost and material waste are much less than other methods, which is why even today, this method is still widely used. Wire drawing has a wide range of applications, and it can be used to produce electrical wiring, cables, tension-loaded structural components, springs, and stringed musical instrument, etc. The situation is similar to the case of wire bending. There may be some signs indicating different forming movements, but the signs are sometimes diversified so sign recognition shall be taken care of carefully.
In the field of bending of metal materials such as wire bending in the machine tool industry, there are certain similarities between tube bender and wire bender, and there are some fundamental differences between them. By the end products, one may tell the differences.
Different from the metal wire forming machine tools, the tube and pipe bender is the main production equipment, and it is highly specialized and customized machine tools because wire bending is highly specified. Many bending machine tool manufacturers provide a variety of tube and pipe bending machine tools, such as NC tube and pipe bender, general-purpose tube and pipe benders, tube and pipe rolling bending machine tools, twin-head double bending machine tools, tube and pipe end forming machines, and CNC tube and pipe bending machine tools.
In wire forming field, the wire forming machine is a machine that forms metal wires in a variety of ways. Among them, one of the most cost-effective methods is wire drawing, which is similar but not identical to some tube drawing processes. Its application includes manufacturing in furniture industry, automotive industry, sanitary equipment and fitness facility.
The production processes of the making tubes and wires are different, which is briefly introduced. The tube making process is one of the most commonly used metal forming processes in the industry. It is used to make metal materials into tube shape products. The tube making machine usually uses the drawing method to make tubes.
Tube drawing is the process of obtaining the ideal tube diameter by reducing the tube with a larger diameter to a smaller one. The method is stretching the tube through one end of the die. This process can produce high quality tubes with precise dimensions, good surface finish, and increased cold working strength. This process can be used for a variety of materials, but is mainly used in the field of metalworking.
In addition, due to its versatility, the tube stretching method is suitable for mass and small batch production, thus providing manufacturers with the best cost effective performance. In terms of tube manufacturing, cold forming or hot forming can be used to produce tubes for various industrial purposes.
In industry, wires are flexible and cylindrical metal wires or rods, used to bear mechanical loads or electrical and telecommunication signals, or other complex functions.
Metal wires are usually formed by pulling metal through a hole into a die or drawing plate unit. In addition, there are many standard sizes of wire gauges, which are usually displayed by wire gauge numbers. The specific term "wire" is also used to refer to a bundle of such strands, such as "multi-strand wire." More correctly it should be called “wire rope” in mechanics field or “cable” in electricity field. Unlike tube and pipe, wires use solid core wires. Although its cross section is generally circular, the wire unit can be made into a square, hexagon, flat rectangle, or other cross-sectional shape.
There are differences between wires and tubes, so the corresponding bending mechanism is different, and its control variables and pressure variables are also different.
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