Bend tubing for parachute mounts and window frames
Often we get questions about how to bend titanium tubing for window frames, parachute mounts, etc. For these types of applications we use ⅜ .030 wall titanium tubing.
We usually bend it and use it for drag car parachute mounts or drag race car window frames, things of that nature and we got a lot of people telling us they can’t bend tubing that small without it kinking.
One of the things you can do as a trick is to use vice grips. I clamp a pair of vice grips on the end of the tubing placed flush to my bender.
Then I just lined my mark on the tubing bender and slowly but firmly bend the tube to the desired angle.
The vice grips hold the end of the tubing at the front of the bender and keep the tubing from kinking.