Simplify tube bending projects
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TubeWorks makes any tube bending project a snap by instantly extracting vital manufacturing information and bend data. Whether you are working with native SOLIDWORKS models, common IGES, or Parasolid files, TubeWorks makes it easy to send the right information into your tube bending machine.

Proudly developed by ITEC – the global leader in tube bending.

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Simplify Design Flow

With a few clicks, you can import the .STEP or .IGES files and instantly prepare your bend data for production. Accurate data means faster results with fewer headaches so you can spend more time on the parts of your business that matter.

Less Time, More Sales

Because TubeWorks saves time, you can send rapid responses to your customer’s questions while confidently estimating your project costs with increased accuracy. TubeWorks makes data easy so you can significantly reduce your project timelines and production costs.

Always Improving

ITEC is always finding ways to leverage 250 years of tube bending experience into TubeWorks. Customers get access to new features and improvements on our baseline tech – from a searchable tooling log, automated center lines, spring-back calculations, and more!

TubeWorks is a godsend! What used to take me 15 to 20 minutes, TubeWorks did in 6 or 7 mouse-clicks. Amazing!

Harco Metal Products, Inc.Scottsdale, Arizona

To be able to quickly and easily pull apart the drawings received from our customers, understand the requirements and then be able to process the work as efficiently as we now do has saved our company thousands of pounds in both quotation time and in the decrease in the amount of setting scrap.

TBF InternationalWalsall, United Kingdom

"After months of struggling with trying to import customers STEP files directly into our new all electric CNC bending machine with errors, we tested Tube Works and it's now a piece of cake to create LRA or $$$ files to directly import it into the bender. It only takes a minute or so!!”

Quality Terrain B.V.Netherlands

TubeWorks has streamlined our tube design process by allowing us to incorporate our tube bending equipment’s capabilities during the initial design phase inside SolidWorks. TubeWorks has quickly become a key tool in Yoshimura R&D’s tube design process.

Yoshimura R&D of AmericaChino, California

The addition of TubeWorks has drastically improved the efficiency of our quotation and production processes. The ease at which data can be transferred to a drawing has saved countless valuable hours. The majority of CAD files received can be analyzed for their dimensions and coordinates, and sent to a bend machine within seconds.

TBF InternationalWalsall, United Kingdom

TubeWorks is quick and easy to pick up on, it has cut the design development stage literally in half. There are so many things I can say about how well this software works with SOLIDWORKS and just makes everything a much simpler process.

ZEMAN ManufacturingLisle, Illinois

TubeWorks was our reason to purchase SOLIDWORKS.

David Hart Aerospace Pipes Ltd.Salisbury, United Kingdom

"A big plus from the TubeWorks software is the function to flatten the tube with the bending correction, for sending it to the tube laser, so after bending the tube has holes, slots and lugs."

Quality Terrain B.V.Netherlands

Easy to Use

The intuitive and user-focused interface requires no training, which means your production starts immediately after installation.

Updates & Support

Free online video training via YouTube. Continued service and support is always available with our license contract.

Step / IGES Import

TubeWorks can import files in .step or .igs formats.

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Open DWG / DXF

A convenient feature to enable viewing of .dwg or .dxf files. The viewer can open 3D DXF files as well.

Measurement Tools

With a simple click, determine key metrics like bend diameters, wall thickness, and total lengths. Click on an individual tube face and the corresponding vital information is displayed.

Export PDFs

Export bend data in a professional .pdf report to share part numbers, tube profiles, tube OD, units, CLR, solid model image, and other essential information with your team.

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Manual Bend Report

Produce an easy to read report containing stop positions, rotations, angles, direction of rotation. This makes bending on a manual machine as easy as following step by step instructions. Apply stretch compensation and display the corrected data.

Extract Bend Data

Automatic extraction of all bend data including tube specs like CLR, bend radii plus full LRA and XYZ data. Lite edition pulls data with just one click, while the full edition can automatically pull data upon import.

Calibrate Tooling

The new TubeWorks tooling calibration feature applies corrected data in the design phase – when optimization matters most. Bend the tube according to instructions, record the result, and TubeWorks will automatically calculate spring-back and stretch. All the data is stored within the tooling log alongside the associated tools.

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Stretch Compensation

Tool calibration lets TubeWorks apply stretch compensation to the bend regions. This is shown in the overall tube length and intelligently displayed on stop location situations for manual machines where compensation is not applied to straights.

Tooling Log

Not only do you get a centralized database of all your stocked tooling and associated specifications, but the tooling log also stores data from the Tool Calibration feature. This lets you apply tooling on calibrated values to determine corrected bend data.

Over-Bend Calculations

Through tool calibration, TubeWorks calculates over-bend to compensate for spring-back. These calculations are stored by material in the tooling log so you can apply them to future designs.

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Bend on Bend Support

Two curves of different radii with no straight separation are well tolerated inside the software. TubeWorks is capable handling bends where compound tooling would be used.

Extend Line

Now you can extend the endpoints of your central line so you can implement tubes that have worked ends.

Send to Bender

The highly versatile design exporter at the core of TubeWorks can send your creation directly to the bender as a .$$$, .SV or .S2B file. Or, you can export as LRA or XYZ to include post-processing headers for direct machine import.

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Feasibility Study

Compare your imported model with what you’ve stored in your tooling log to assess if your bend is feasible with the tools you have on hand—an easy way to save time and money on tool resources.

Change Bend Radii

Embrace complete design customization by changing any of your bend radii so you can change your bend’s CLR to match the dies you have in stock.

Design Tube

Design a new tube from scratch – no CAD experience necessary. Simply point and click to get precision lengths, angles, and rotations. Or create a tube from an input table. TubeWorks even accepts input of XYZ or LRA values from a file. Manually edit a .$$$ file, import, and TubeWorks does the rest!

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Unbend Tube for Laser

TubeWorks intelligently unbends tubes for laser cutting and adds material in bend areas to account for stretch. Take out one bend, or unbend the entire tube and mark locations for laser modifications.

Vertical Cut Preparation for Laser

With a single click, TubeWorks normalizes your cuts, notches, and holes for laser cutting applications without a 6th axis (head tilt). TubeWorks can also regenerate the centerline to the new, corrected placement.

Create Flat Pattern for 3-Axis Laser

Are you working in another dimension? TubeWorks creates flat patterns for a 3-axis laser as a .dxf file.

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TubeWorks

VIEWER

$115 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$575

TubeWorks

LITE

$350 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$1750

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Full

$700 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$3500

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SolidWorks

$700 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$3500

Add-In Module

STRUCTURAL

$700 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$3500

Add-In Module

FREEFORM

$700 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$3500

Add-In Module

CMM

$1400 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$7000

Add-In Module

SIMULATION

$1400 Annually for Version Upgrades, Support, and Maintenance

$7000

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