Dragon A250

CNC Plasma Round Tube and Pipe Cutter with Integrated CAD/CAM Software

The Dragon A250 CNC plasma cutter makes CAD/CAM designs a reality for round tube and pipe for most designs with holes and end cuts. Bending instructions include bend location, rotation, and degrees are clearly marked on the pipe. The Dragon A250 is ideal for improving round tube and pipe cutting efficiency and accuracy in fabrication shops. Proudly made in the USA, the Bend-Tech Dragon has been the industry leader with over 1,000 machines in the field.

CNC Plasma Cut Pipe

Automation to Meet Demand

With cut speeds up to 250 inches per minute, the Dragon A250 CNC plasma cutter brings automation to an area of fabrication that is commonly a bottleneck: tube and pipe notching. The efficiency and accuracy of the Dragon A250 decrease production time while providing the desired fit-up every time. Contact Sales for more information. Contact Sales for more information.

Bend-Tech Building

Made in the USA

The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 is designed and made in the USA. Machine production, software development, and technical support all take place at headquarters in Osceola, Wisconsin. All operations located at our headquarters ensure the Dragon A250 is a high-quality American-made.

A250 Material Capabilities

Dragon Material Types

Material Types

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Black Pipe
  • Chrome Alloy
  • Any type of electrically conductive metal
Dragon A250 Material Size

Material Sizing

  • Round: 0.75 inch (19mm) – 4 inch OD (101.6mm)
Dragon A250 Side

Material Length

  • Full-length machine: 21 feet (6.4m)
  • Half-length machine: 12 feet (3.65m)
  • The chuck has a pass-through hole that allows round tubing up to 2 inch OD to pass-through for pieces of material longer than the machine
Dragon A250 Weight

Material Weight

  • Maximum capacity of 260 lbs (118kg)
Dragon Material Thickness

Material Thickness

  • Min: 1/32 inch (0.79mm)
  • Max: 5/8 inch (15.8mm)

Will the Dragon A250 Work for My Application?

To learn about how the Dragon A250 will handle your materials, contact our sales staff at 651-257-8715.

Design to Production Made Easy with Bend-Tech CAD & CAM Software

The Bend-Tech Software provides a smooth transition from design to finished part. Easy to use, the software eliminates a considerable amount of waste in time and mistakes. The Bend-Tech Software is an essential part of the Dragon A400, it is part of what makes the machine the best tube cutter in the market. The Bend-Tech Software has been in use by over 27,000 fabricators. For 20 years the Bend-Tech Software has had a fully staffed software development team making improvements to create the best tube design software on the market. This software can also import designs from common CAD programs like Solidworks, AutoCAD, ProEngineer, and more. Every Dragon comes standard with the powerful Bend-Tech Dragon Software.

See the ease of use and quick learning curve with a live demo of the Dragon Software. We can demonstrate designing in CAD assembly or Single Part Designer, part nesting, importing from other CAD programs (such as Tekla, SDS2, Solidworks, and more), and answer any of your questions.

Dragon Design to Production
CAD Import

Import 3D Parts or Design from Scratch

The Dragon CAD imports STEP and IGES files that are supported by most CAD software, such as Solidworks, Tekla, SDS2, AutoCAD, ProEngineer, and more. Once imported, the Dragon CAD software will trace the CAD geometry and convert it into a CAM-ready file. This process normalizes along the cut path for a weld-ready part. The CAM-ready file is read by the Dragon A250 for CNC production.

Dragon Machine Control

Full Machine Control

The Dragon software gives full control of the Dragon machine to the operator. The operator can move all axes, control speed, and start or stop the job when needed. The G-Code viewer is available to see each action in detail. With the click of a button, homing the machine is easy

Automatic Toolhead

The Dragon A250 Dragon toolhead comes with a plasma torch mount, permanent marker with mount, and laser light with mount. The automatic CNC toolhead plasma cuts and marks at the push of a button. Plasma is a fast and accurate method of cutting that is 1/10th the cost of a laser.

Dragon a250 tool changer
Dragon Mark


The marker is commonly used for bend location, bend rotation, saddle fitment marks, part number/i.d., text, and more.

Dragon Align


The laser light gives an accurate lineup to start every job with accuracy. The light also lines the tube up when repositioning.

Dragon Cut


The plasma torch cuts all profiles and holes into the tube.

Quick and Easy Loading Process

Dragon A250 front gate


The three-jaw gate securely centers round tube up to 4 inch OD for accurate cutting. The front gate locks in position, allowing the operator to run multiple sticks of the same size material without having to readjust the gate. This set it and forget it gate provides a quick and easy loading process.

Dragon A250 chuck


The chuck has three self-centering jaws to hold round profile tubing. The chuck has a pass-through hole that allows round tubing up to 2” OD to pass-through for longer pieces of material.

Dragon A250 material lifter

Material Support Lift

An adjustable support to maintain levelness throughout the cutting process for accurate cuts.

Increase Output with CNC

The four axes of movement allows any shape or profile to be cut out of round material. Complete automation with the Dragon A250 produces your parts faster and more accurately than hole saws, grinders, or other time-consuming manual methods. The automation of the axes gives +/- 0.010 inch tolerance. Parts drop in a single location with the fixed toolhead, creating an efficient production workflow. 

Dragon A250 Full Automation
Dragon A250 Axes

A & Z Axes

Lead screws move the Toolhead from side to side (Z-axis) and up and down (A-axis).

Dragon X


A precision rack and anti-backlash pinion drive system moves the material along its length.

Dragon A250 axes y


A gear-driven system rotates the material

Available A250 CNC Plasma Cutter Add-Ons

Dragon A250 plasma cutter add-ons are optional features so that every customer may purchase a machine to best fit their needs. If you have questions about which add-ons best fit your business, contact our sales staff so they can learn about your business and make appropriate suggestions.

Dragon Cooling System

Material Coolant System

The Material Coolant System recycles coolant through a continuous loop to increase cut quality, reduce slag amount, and decrease fumes from the plasma cutting. For companies that cut aluminum, stainless steel, or tubing with a small OD, it is highly recommended that you include a Material Coolant System in your purchase. The System includes a hose reel, tube plug set, modular trays, and coolant reservoir. Pump not included.

Plasma Cutter

Plasma System

The Dragon requires a mechanized plasma torch. There are various levels of plasma systems recommended for use on the Bend-Tech Dragon. To best decide what level of system is required, talk to a Bend-Tech salesperson.

Excellence in Customer Support

The Bend-Tech Dragon Customer Support department is an in-house team that persists in helping the customer until the problem is resolved.

Customer Support

The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 is fully supported. For many companies, contacting the support staff can take time, be frustrating, and slow down your shop’s production. When you call Bend-Tech support, a Dragon Technician will answer during our hours of operation. The Bend-Tech support staff is made up of thoroughly trained Dragon Technicians that focus on minimizing any down time in your shop’s production. Our customer support is available over the phone and via email during the regular business hours of 8 AM to 4 PM (CST) Monday through Friday. If your Dragon needs in-person help, contact Bend-Tech to schedule and purchase an in-person shop visit from a Dragon Technician.

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