Customizeable Pipe Bender (for Heatpipes)

by 3ddruckqueck Jul 19, 2016
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When setting the custom pipe diameter, the handle part doesn't seem to change from 3 pipes to one, and does not change the pipe diameter, this is only changed on the lever. I am trying to bend a 15mm OD copper pipe.

I am also noticing this too.. shame, this looks like the best design.

I noticed this too but found if you set Bend 180 Bend > 90 degrees YES , the handle will modify properly with one single channel of your custom pipe dia. (I see in the code that Christoph only added the custom pipe logic to that section. So, I am back here printing another handle with this fixed. My fault for not viewing the STL's closer before I sent them to the printer!!!)

Can I bend a 180? I need to make a folded dipole for a yagi antenna. Thanks!

Yes, you'll have to open it in the customizer and change "Bend 180 Bend > 90 degrees ? " at the bottom to yes -

Keep in mind that while it bends thin copper heatpipes without difficulty it most likely won't handle steel pipes or thicker aluminum pipes without problems.

How do I adjust for different pipe diameters? I need to bend 1/4" pipe. Thanks!

What's the outer diameter of an 1/4" pipe?

Is it 0.25 inch = 6.35 mm or 0.54 inch = 13.716 mm ?

Type K and Type L 1/4" copper tubing has an O.D. of 0.375" or 9.52mm. Thanks!

Added the option for a custom pipe diameter in the customizer and slightly reinforced the bracket.
I really hope this works for you, I couldn't get 10mm aluminum pipes bent since they were too sturdy.

hey thats awesome i can use this to bend all my brake lines, thanks for posting i will print it this week sometime and give it a try. saves me over $35.00

Fixed an error concering the geometry of a high radius bending lever - if you used customizer to remix your part before RC6 I'd suggest using an updated part instead.

Let me know if an error occurs and I'll try to fix it.