Bending Copper Tubing Lab Report

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o Bending Copper Tubing I used many tools and instruments to bent the copper tubing. However, I frequently used a tool called lever type tube bender a to avoid flattening and wrinkling. The following picture illustrates the lever type tube bender that I used to bend the copper tubing: How did I perform this activity? First I was given a long picie of AC&R tubing and I had to make a 90 degree bend. Firstly, I raised the form handle to give a chance for the tubing to get in and then engage the tube clamp. Later, I pulled the handle steadily and slowly untill the “zero mark” is opposite to the 90 degrees mark that it placed on the form wheel. I repeated this activity many times, sometimes I bent ½” AC&R tubing and sometimes I bent other…show more content…
A clamp is used for holding tubing and a I used the 45 degree chamfer to give the flare the recurred shape the I want to create. In this activity, I used a two 3/8” flare to flare union fittings. After unrolling the piece of copper tubing and performing the measurements, I started cutting the tube using the previously mentioned tool, the hacksaw. I resealed the end of the roll tubing for protection purposes. Next, I placed the copper tubing in the flaring block and tried to extend the block 1/3 the depth of the chamfer that is used in the process and placed the flaring tool on block. Tightened the cone. I tightened it and then loosen it repeatedly and I noticed that the flare is finally made. I repeated the whole process for the other side of the copper tubing…show more content…
I used two tools for swaging. The first tool is called the punch tool. The second one is named the lever tool. I firstly used the punch tool to perform this activity and swage the copper tubing easily. Taking into account not to use a punch that has a mushroomed head. 3/8” copper tubing type was used in this activity. The activity involved cutting and reaming as usual and then I placed the copper tubing in the flaring block to hold it still. I tightened the copper tubing inside the block. I than held the block with my left hand and hold it still and use a hummer to punch the copper tubing. Of course, I took in my considerations to place the copper tubing in the suitable swage hole for the given size of the copper tubing which is 3/8”. By repeatedly hitting the copper tubing with the hummed, I created the cup in the end of the copper tubing, and that’s how the swaging process is

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