Bar Bending

What Is Bar Bending?

Bar bending is bending bars of various sizes and shapes (round bar, square bar,flat bar) into rings and ring segments.

Because bars are solid metal, they bend very well. Bending bars is the easiest when the sections to be bent are rounds, half rounds, squares, hexagons, or rectangular, and need to be bent “the easy way.” Bending bars the easy way (y-y axis) creates a belt-like shape; bending bars “the hard way” (x-x axis) creates what looks like a giant metal washer. All else being equal, bending bars that are flat the hard way is the most difficult bar bending process.

BIT’s hydraulic bar bending machine

BIT series section bending machines can bend relatively thin and wide bars to tight radii with little to no distortion. Theye can bend a wide variety of bars, including stainless, aluminum, Inconel, brass, copper, and other alloys,even bend rebar.

Video of bar bending

BIT section bending machines can be bending bars of all sizes and shapes—round, half-round, square, hexagons, and rectangular (also called flats)—into rings and ring segments.

It is often more economical to bend bars into rings or ring segments instead of burning these shapes out of plate, BIT section bending machines provides a complete suite of bar bending ability for a wide range of industrial applications,even the most demanding radii specifications, without distortion.

It reduce the amount of scrap metal and waste generated by the bending process, as bar rolling can provide a greater yield of usable material with less scrap (and, therefore, lower material costs).helping customers save money and maximize material resources in an age of rising metal and steel prices.


BIT series section bending machines have extensive industry-specific ability with bending bar in fields including, but not limited to:



Subsea, offshore and petrochemical

Creating rolled rings (with beveling, welding, and grinding)




Pulp & paper

Lawn & garden

Commercial & industrial lighting

HVAC & refrigeration

Food processing

Fan housings, wind towers, and wastewater treatment equipment.