Tube & Pipe Cutting Machine



Tube & Pipe Software

For commercial shops, hardcore enthusiasts

Bend-Tech INDUSTRIAL

MSRP: $2995

Industrial is top of the line commercial software designed to handle the needs of the tube & pipe industry. Design tubes, import CAD designs, convert your CAD designs into flat CAM ready DXF, and etc.

IND Details

Bend-Tech Standard Edition

MSRP: $599

Our standard edition commercial software for tube & pipe design/ manufacturing. If tube bending is part of your company's business or you are serious about tube bending then Bend-Tech SE is where you want to start.

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For light hobbyists, enthusiasts

Bend-Tech PRO

MSRP: $295

If you are designing chassis, roll cages, rock sliders, frames or anything from single parts to multiple tubing assembly then Bend-Tech PRO is where you want to start.

PRO Details

Bend-Tech EZ3D

MSRP: $149

If you need a few single parts bent with rotation, EZ3D is a start. EZ3D is also useful if you won't be fabricating multiple tube assemblies such as roll cages, bumpers, etc.

EZ3D Details

Bend-Tech EZ

MSRP: $69

If you are planning to bend just a few parts in a year and the parts are 2D single parts, then EZ may do the trick.

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Key Features IND SE PRO EZ3D EZ
Template designer
Sketch 2D designer
Custom part 2D designer
Material and die libraries
Basic calculation output
Post bending cutoff
Sketch 3D designer
Custom part 3D designer
Harpoon designer
Rotational calculations
Bend order manipulation
Bending simulation
Assembly designer
Parts dimensioning
Centerline adjustment
Tube end coping (Fish-mouthing, notching, mitering)
Spring back calculator
STEP, IGES import/export
XYZ designer
Reverse engineering
Advanced calc. output
Unit conversion
Manufacturability checking
Multiple dies for single part
Large radius bending (+Crowning)
Advanced CAD import/export NEW
Output DXF file of cutting profile NEW
CAD geometry to CAM ready NEW
Welding saddle NEW
Bend limit per tube/pipe 100 100 10 6 6


Which Bend-Tech is Right for me?

Must have SE if:

  • - Your bender has a rotary index table
  • - Some of your parts have more than one radius
  • - You receive XYZ data from your customers or engineering department
  • - Need to convert between inches & millimeters
  • - You need decimal place accuracy for your bend angles or rotations
  • - Have any parts over 10 bends
  • - You are concerned about setup and production time.
  • - Want to import or export dxf files

Should have SE if:

  • - Your business depends on bending tube
  • - You have a bender that is worth more than $5000
  • - You bend tube almost everyday
  • - Desire to have the software help with spring back compensation

Must have a minimum of PRO if:

  • - Want to design in assembly
  • - You desire fish-mouthing cutting profiles
  • - Need to dimension your parts
  • - Have any parts over 6 bends

Should have a minimum of PRO if:

  • - You end up welding multiple pieces together
  • - Don't have any other CAD design software tools

Must have a minimum of EZ-3D if:

  • - Want to find the bend rotation
  • - Want to design in 3D
  • - Need to flip the part between bends.

Should have a minimum of EZ-3D if:

  • - You don't line the bend mark with the exact location of where the bending starts.
  • - Don't have any bending experience.

What is EZ good for?

  • - You are going to bend less than 20 parts in a year.
  • - Most of your bending is 90 degree with no rotation
  • - EZ is typically sold as an OEM product for hobbyist style benders.
  • - The majority of customers who purchase EZ will upgrade in a very short period of time.
Bend-Tech PB

Bend-Tech PB : $599

Bend-Tech Profile Bending (PB) software has been designed to work with bending machines often referred to as section, large radius, or profile bending machines. The software will help with the bending of any material profile, even allowing custom profiles to be created by the user.

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Bend-Tech SM

Bend Tech SM - Stand alone: $295, Module: $150

Bend-Tech SM is a sheet metal and plate design software. It brings the world of sheet metal design to the hobbyist, schools and small shops.

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Bend-Tech MSP

Bend Tech MSP - Stand alone: $295, Module: $150

Bend-Tech MSP is plate templates specially designed for motor sports parts such as washers, tabs, gussets, beadlocks, shackles, assorted mounts, brackets and etc.

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Bend-Tech EXH

Bend Tech EXH - Stand alone: $295, Module: $150

The Bend-Tech EXH is specially designed to aid in the manufacture of exhaust tubing/pipe. Bend-Tech EXH gives you the ability to create the critical components of a vehicle (axles, mufflers, gas tanks, etc) and then properly route the tubing around them.

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Bend-Tech HD

Bend-Tech HD - Stand alone: $295, Module: $150

Bend-Tech HD allows any user to be able to design his own tube headers in minutes, providing detailed step-by-step instructions where to cut and rotate each tubular segment. Bend-Tech HD is the only product in the world to help you design custom tube headers and break it down to fabrication instructions to use pre-bent mandrel tubing.

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Basic STEP/IGES import & export

Import files from CAD systems. Bend-Tech works with IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP (.step, .stp), DXF (.dxf), and BREP (.brep). Send to one of the designers including XYZ or Assembly for further designing and manufacturing.

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

Designer: Templates

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.

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

Designer: Sketch 2D

• Click-and-sketch part creation.
• Adjustable grid-snapping.
• Sketch then adjust dimensions.
• Simple, easy-to-use 2D design.

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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).

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

Material Library

The Material Library includes material shape, size, wall thickness, color, and weight.

Round: EZ, EZ3D, PRO, SE
Square: EZ, EZ3D, PRO, SE
Rectangle: EZ, EZ3D, PRO, SE

Die Library

Define your dies within the software. Definition includes CLR, Calibrated CLR (stretch factor), and Bend Location Offset.

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Basic Calculation Output

Basic output includes the cut length, bend locations, bend angles, and rotation of 0.0 or 180.0 degrees. Each bend location is based from the end of the tube.

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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.

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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.

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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.

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Bending Simulation

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 .

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Sketch 3D

• Click-and-sketch part creation in 3D.
• Adjustable grid-snapping.
• Sketch then adjust dimensions.
• Easy switching between XYZ planes.

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Harpoon

• Click-and-drag part creation.
• Add/remove bends on-the-fly.
• Intuitive drag-then-type design.

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Rotational Calculations

Bend-Tech will automatically generate accurate rotational values for your designed tubes & pipes. With PRO, SE, or IND, you will have options to set your rotations as absolute or incremental.

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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.

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

Part Dimensioning

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.

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Cutting Wrappers

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.

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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.

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Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

Designer: XYZ

Create tube parts using an XYZ interface which consists of end points, bend locations, and center line radii. Bend-Tech software will show LRA (Length, Rotation, and Bend Angle) data as well as cut length, spring back data, and weights.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Designer: Reverse Engineering

This designer allows for entry of past bending instructions and will create a Bend-Tech XYZ or LRA part model. This designer is also useful from LRA prints that are designed with the incorrect radii sizes.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Advanced Calculation Output (LRA or YBC)

Location (Length), Rotation, and Angle setting format adjustments allow for the output type every customer desires. Includes a graphical layout screen that is a dimensioned print of the flattened tube.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Unit Conversion

Convert your tubing designs from millimeters to inches or from inches to millimeters.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Manufacturability Checking

Set restrictions for the tooling library to check for manufacturing limitations. If the part design is flagged and found to be outside the limitations then a warning button is displayed in bright red. The warning will show the problem area on the part. In the case of not having enough material at the ends, the user can select the warning field and the needed amount of material is automatically added.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Multiple Dies for Single Part

Define a part with size definitions for each individual bend.

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Large Radius Bending

Create parts with large radii. Typically manufactured with a ring roll or section roller. Often used in the railing and boating industries.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Centerline Adjustment

Adjust your created part's dimension, with options of Inside/Center/Outside with just click of a button.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Advanced CAD Import/Export

Import/Export your designs between Bend-Tech INDUSTRIAL and other CAD software including SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, SolidEdge, Rhino, etc. INDUSTRIAL's advanced import will bring in your solid model CAD designs with full geometry including end notches, cuts, holes, cutouts, bend locations, part rotations, weldment fit-up saddle marks, etc.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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End Coping Designer

Quick and easy designer for making straight/bent tube parts with copes without having to design assembly parts. All cuts can be generated normal (perpendicular) for laser/plasma cutting.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Output cutting profile in DXF format

Generate end cope cut profiles in DXF format. Cope profiles will automatically normalize (perpendicular to the cut) so they can be used within your CNC tube cutting machine.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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CAD geometry to CAM ready file

Once you trace your CAD model in INDUSTRIAL, it will automatically unfold 3D geometry into a flat 2D layout for your CAM software. This advanced conversion technology is unique to INDUSTRIAL and will not only convert your 3D CAD models into the flat layout, but will also logically create drawings that are optimized for your CAM software for machine manufacturing:

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Welding saddle

Marks saddle profiles for weldment fit-ups. This will mark the exact location for connecting pieces together quickly and accurately for tube assembling and welding.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Sheet Metal Designer (SM)

Bend-Tech SM is a sheet metal and plate design software. It brings the world of sheet metal design to the hobbyist, schools and small shops.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Sheet Metal Templates (MSP)

Bend-Tech MSP is plate templates specially designed for motor sports parts such as washers, tabs, gussets, beadlocks, shackles, assorted mounts, brackets and etc.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Roll Cage Templates (RCT)

Whether you are designing roll cages for your side by side UTV & ATV, Jeep, stock car, rock crawlers, etc, our pre-designed cages available in the Roll Cage Template Module (RCT) will give you the ability to create a roll cage that will be a perfect fit for your vehicle.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Armor Pack Templates (APT)

With more than a hundred template designs to choose from, the Armor Pack Templates module will truly be a time saver for your next fabrication project. APT comes with pre-designed front/rear bumpers, tire carriers, roof racks, ATV racks, and rock slider templates. With these variety of templates, APT will speed up & simplify your process of strengthening up your ride.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Large Radius Designer (LR)

Bend-Tech LR will add ability to design large radius parts in Bend-Tech PRO. This module will also enable features such as custom radii, multiple dies per part, more bends per part, and a powerful bump bending tool.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Header Designer (HD)

Bend-Tech HD allows any user to be able to design his own tube headers in minutes, providing detailed step-by-step instructions where to cut and rotate each tubular segment. Bend-Tech HD is the only product in the world to help you design custom tube headers and break it down to fabrication instructions to use pre-bent mandrel tubing.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Exhaust Designer (EXH)

The Bend-Tech EXH is specially designed to aid in the manufacture of exhaust tubing/pipe. Bend-Tech EXH gives you the ability to create the critical components of a vehicle (axles, mufflers, gas tanks, etc) and then properly route the tubing around them.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech Handrail Designer (HR)

The Bend-Tech HR Module is a set of tools that help in designing hand rails (railings) within Bend-Tech SE. This module adds a new railing interface, common 3D railing templates, and a easy-to-use stair wizard calculator.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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Bend-Tech SOLIDWORKS Module (SW)

The Bend-Tech SW Module is an application that takes a designed tube, pipe, or rod from SOLIDWORKS and sends the part geometry directly into Bend-Tech to calculate the correct manufacturing instructions.

Available in: EZ EZ3D PRO SE IND

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What are modules?

Bend-Tech Modules are add-on applications that will enable unique features and functions within your Bend-Tech PRO, SE, or INDUSTRIAL. These optional features include sheet metal, roll cage templates, headers, handrails, and more.

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Bend-Tech Training Class

Get a head start with your Bend-Tech software using our training course packet. Packet includes PDF guide, tutorial video, and 1:1 web meeting session.

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