Bend-Tech HD (Header) Software

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£279.00 £232.50

Bend-Tech HD (Header) Software

Finally a tool is available to remove the trial and error out of tube header manufacturing. 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.

How hard is it to use? Bend-Tech HD was designed for the fabricator. It uses terms and technology you will understand. We don’t expect our customers to have any CAD experiences and in many cases any computer experience. We are bringing a software product to your world of fabrication and we have worked very hard for you to feel comfortable with it in minutes.

How do I get started? Getting started with any project is always the hardest hurdle to overcome. Creating your own header tube designs is as easy as locating points in 3D space using our state-of-art special tools; our Tri-Star and Tri-Globe. Each of these tools allows a user to place points in 3D space using familiar terms, such as; front, back, left, right, floor and ceiling. Place points at each of the tube for the header and the collector and place 2 more points showing the direction for both ends.

Creating the tube is a 3D game of “connect the dot”. Start from one end of the tube, select the 2 end points and the 2 directional points and a 2-bend tube is completed. That’s it!!!! Everything else is nearly finished.

How do I move the tube around to create the shape I am looking for? HD provides 2 unique ways to move the tubing on the screen. Big increment moves are best made with our “Directional Spike Collar”. Select a spike and pull the tube in that direction until it looks close to what you desire. Small increments are made easy with a function called “Nudge”. This function allows you to nudge the tube in a precision direction with ease

I would like to even out the lengths? As you are moving and altering your design, HD displays the length for each tube at the bottom of the screen. The length display is updated dynamically at all times.

What control do I have? Create your own material libraries, radii and an inventory of pre-bent mandrel bends (“J” or “U” bends). At any time you can change the radius of an individual bend, alter the material diameter or even “step” the material. Adding and removing bends are 2 clicks for completion. At anytime you can rotate and zoom your project.

Collision Checking? Yes, HD will check to verify your tubes are not intersecting as well as allow you to create interference tubes and feature collision wires.

How do I build my header tube? Bend-Tech HD will output a small instructional packet giving full descriptions (graphical and text) of each tube section, including; length, angle, radius and material. HD will also provide the amount of rotation needed between each tube section.

For customers using pre-bent mandrel tube, we went the extra mile. Select one button, “J-Bend Calculator” and Bend-Tech HD will optimize your tubing and graphically show you how to cut each section out of your inventory.

If I have a mandrel bender, will Bend-Tech HD provide me proper instructions? Yes it will as long as it is coupled with our Bend-Tech SE software product. SE is our commercial tube bending software product that will give you the proper length, rotation, angle and XYZ information as well as calculated cut length.

Start your next custom header project with Bend-Tech HD. It will save you a ton on time and pay for itself on its first project. Stop guessing and start fabricating with Bend-Tech HD.

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Delivery & Returns

GB Mainland orders over £75.00 before vat up to 30 Kilos 

All orders over £75.00 net before vat total value and under 30 kilos total weight are delivered free of charge by 24hr courier or 1st class Royal Mail depending on item and weight (usually 1-2 days for courier and 1-2 days for post but please allow up to 7 days for post) A signature is required for courier deliveries so please arrange for someone to be in at delivery address. If you are unsure of delivery method please email or call.

Please rest assured that all orders will be packaged and despatched same or next day and we will do our best to get them to you as soon as possible. Depending on what time of day your order is made it may be the next day before the courier is able to pick it up for delivery. If you have any questions feel free to call us anytime on 01509 812171. We will even try to answer the telephone out of hours if at all possible. 

GB mainland orders 25 – 250 Kilos excluding postcodes DD,PH,AB,IV,KW,PA 20-41, Highlands & Islands. Please call for our best prices for these locations.
Delivery prices are calculated by total order weight & size and are as follows : 


0 - 30 kg (Over £75) £ Free

0-500g £2.50 + vat
0-1kg £3.30 + vat
0 - 2 kg £5.45 + vat
3 - 30kg £7.00 + vat
26 - 30 kg £14.50 + vat
31 - 40 kg £21.50 + vat
41 - 50 kg £26.50 + vat
51 - 60 kg £30.00 + vat

These products are sent by courier or Royal Mail 1st and are usually delivered next day but can take 2 days. A signature is required for courier deliveries so please arrange for someone to be in at the address. In the case of heavier machinery over 30kg you may be required to help the driver move the product off the street to you desired location. 

Heavy Goods Items 
These items are marked in the catalogue together with their respective delivery price. We will call you to arrange delivery and confirm details on the telephone. You may be required to help the driver move the product from the roadside to your desired location. Heavy delivery can take up to 4 working days from point of order but is often sooner depending on location. Unfortunately we can only deliver these items to mainland GB unless you are able to arrange collection. 

Buying from outside GB Mainland. 
We are happy to deliver worldwide and send overseas on a weekly basis. We use 2 courier agencies, who between them, cover all the worldwide couriers available to the UK. Prices are up to 50% lower than going direct because of their massive buying power. Because of the many variables involved please call on 01509 812171 or email info@stakesys.co.uk and we will calculate the best price for you whether it be by sea or air. 

Returns Policy 
Stakesy’s Guarantee: 14 Day Money Back Guarantee 

1/ Items returned under the 7 working day cancellation period 
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition within 7 days of the date you received the item, unopened (with any seals and shrink-wrap intact) and we will refund the cost of the item and the cost of sending the item to you as follows: 
-where you are returning an item that was part of a larger order, we'll refund the per-item charge for delivery that you incurred -where you are returning an entire order, we'll refund all delivery charges that you incurred -we will refund only standard shipping charges for items delivered mainland UK (excluding Highlands & islands and orders over 25 kilos in weight)

2/ Items returned under 14-day returns guarantee 
Where you are withdrawing from your purchase between 7 and 14 days after delivery, and there has been no error on our part, we will refund only the cost of the item minus 10% handling charge. We will not refund the cost of delivery or other services provided to you in connection with your purchase.

3/ Any goods items over 60 kg that have incurred special freight charges are excluded and the buyer will be responsible for both arranging and the costs of the return delivery.

Refunds will be paid within thirty days of cancellation. 

Please post goods to be returned or exchanged to:

Stakesy’s Metalwork Machinery, Unit 12 Hayhill Industrial Estate, Loughborough, LE12 8LD.

It is crucial that you pack the goods to be returned the same way as we sent out. Please consider that a returned item that is damaged in return transit may well be un-refundable if we cannot re-sell. Please include a note of your requirements and original invoice number.