Bend-Tech PRO was introduced with our assembly interface which has taken the market by storm. With a modest price of only $295.00 everybody can design and fabricate tube, pipe, rod, bar, and wire like the pros.
Max bends per part: 10
CAD for the Fabricators
We spent countless hours observing and asking questions to our customers on how they would like to see PRO work. Our customers wanted the power but didn't want the learning curve and frustration that comes with a standard CAD system. We pealed back the pillars of standard CAD thinking and put together an interface that is logical beyond belief. Most customers are comfortable with full assembly design in less than 2 hours. Again, don't let the learning curve fool you, customers are designing entire fabricated tube chassis, complex pipe, rod, bar, wire assemblies the first night they sit down with the software.
Confidence in Designing
At anytime during the design in PRO's assembly interface you can look up the details of a part and print out entire manufacturing instructions. PRO uses your tooling and materials libraries so you are confident you can create what is being designed.
Next Level of Fabrication
Bend-Tech PRO will allow your creativity to become reality. PRO has empowered the fabricator. PRO allows any fabricator to become a proficient tubing manufacture in a few short hours. If you are a serious hobbyist, start up shop or a small full time fabricator, PRO will save you thousands of dollars in costly rework and material scrap.
Designer: Assembly Design
For customers that do not have a CAD system we have provided an interface to build an assembly. Straight parts can be added with the created bent parts to make a complete assembly.
Create cutting wrappers (printed paper showing the cut profile that is wrapped around the tube). The wrappers include calibration rotation and location lines for proper alignment. Bend-Tech can also provide hole saw cutting location instructions.
This feature requires Bend-Tech SM module.
Design your part, and then adjust your parts in Inside/Outside/Center lines with click of a button.
Dimension top, side, and front view of the part or assembly. Works great as a tool for shops to properly put together the parts in an assembly.
Spring Back Calculator
The Spring Back Calculator has an area to enter the angles of spring back experienced after bending which allows the software to automatically make the necessary adjustments. The "Results" and setup sheet have an additional column which includes the spring back angles.
Designer: Sketch 3D
Designer: Custom Part 3D
The Custom 3D Part interface allows you to enter the definitions of your part in a sequence following the center line of the material. Directional terms are easy to understand for creation of the part. These terms are; left, right, front, back, ceiling, and floor. The bend angles and rotations are automatically calculated.
Simulation helps the fabricator visualize the bending process before running the part through the machine. This helps to confirm the manufacturability of the part and the bend order. (*Does NOT check for collision.)
Bend Order Manipulation
Bend from either end, flip the part between any of the bends, or do a custom sequencing. Verify your sequence using the Bending Simulation.
Designer: Custom Part
Create a part by starting at one end and entering the distance between bends, rotations between bends, and the angle for each bend. The length values can be apex or tangent values.
Designer: Sketch 2D
Choose from dozens of predefined templates. The templates are easy to use and in seconds you will have your design completed and be ready to start bending.
Designer: Custom Part 2D
Create a part by starting at one end and then entering in the distance between bends and the angle at each bend. The length values can be apex or tangent values. Custom Part 2D allows bends to reverse direction (180 degree rotation).
The Material Library includes material shape, (round, square, or rectangle), size, wall thickness, color, and weight.
Define your dies within the software. Definition includes CLR, Calibrated CLR (stretch factor), and Bend Location Offset.
Bend Calculation Output
Software will provide cut length, bend locations, bend angles, and rotations for every parts you have designed. Each bend location is based from the end of the tube.
Post Bending Cutoff
Cutoff allows extra material to be added at the end of the tube for cutting after bending. The cut length and bend locations are automatically adjusted for cutoff values.
Bend-Tech software requires an active internet connection in order to activate the license on your computer, and then every 6 months after. SE software can run offline in between.