abc mandrel bending


At GARDBAR / ABC Mandrel Bending we can Bend or Roll all types of metal sections. We have Manual, NC & CNC operated Machinery. We supply Mandrel Bends in Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Brass or Mild Steel tubes and Nominal bore pipes. In addition to tight radius bending we have Section Rollers for long radius curves in Flat Bar – CHS – SHS – RHS – Angle or Channel sections.

Call us on 03 9729 7000 to discuss your bending needs

ABC Mandrel Bending began in 1998, with the acquisition of our 114H Hilgers 8″ capacity NC bender, on this machine we bend up to 4″ x 1/4″ – 101.6 x 6.4 mm Aluminium tube on a 152mm centreline radius. As well as a customer supplied railing sections up to 559 mm centreline radius.

To compliment this big machine we also have 4 slightly smaller, but full CNC machines. As well as an older manual machine.

We have just purchased a 5 axis BLM Multi Stack with Rolling bender, with 4.5 meter over mandrel bed.

This machine is capable of bending 76.2 mm material, with different radii and curving in the 1 piece.

Our CSM 80 machine is a full CNC bender capable of programable precise repeatable bending. It has a 4 meter over mandrel length bed and bends from 32Nb up to 76.2 x 1.6mm Stainless Steel Tube, 76.2 x 4.75mm thick Aluminium tube, or 65nb heavy wall Mild Steel Pipe. All of our 2″ stainless handrails are done on this machine.

Our slightly smaller CSM 50 bends from 10mm up to 50mm. Both of these CSM machines are capable of storing 1000 programs. With our extensive tooling range we can offer several different bend radii for most tubes and pipe sizes.

Our EB40 CNC bender has the capacity to run high speed production runs with various tooling’s from 12.7mm tube up to 32nb pipe

Jobs can be between “1 of ” Prototypes to 5000 + units ; no job is too small. Generally, we do not charge setup / conversion fees unless the job is required urgently.

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Automotive and Marine

Our Mandrel Bent Aluminium tube components, up to 4″ in diameter are used in the manufacture of large truck and bus Bullbars . Our steel bending capability is up to 65nb heavy pipe. We can also make custom design exhaust systems for bikes and high performance cars, in up to 76.2mm tube.

Our Aluminium and Steel tray rack hoops and Ute Trade Racks are supplied to most of the Aftermarket Ute Tray manufacturers in Victoria,

Mirror Polished 316 Stainless Steel tube bends are used in Houseboat railings, Leisure Boat Bow-rails, Bike Hoops, custom swimming Pool Entry Rails down to chair frames.


We are a supplier to the Balustrade industry, with bent components in Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Galvanised or Powder coated Mild Steel as well as Brass Tube. We can supply complete handrails, or components to fabricate on-site with the minimum amount of welding.

Handrail Terminations

Gardbar / ABC stock a range of extended 180 degree bends, J Bends, Hockey Sticks, Candy Cane Bends, Handrail Termination Bends, call them what you like we can make them. 1.5″ and 2” – 304 or 316 Stainless Steel tubes. as well as 32nb (42.4) & 40 nb (48.3) mild steel, black, zinc or galvanised pipe. We also bend a range of 50 x 3 aluminium closure bends.

We also manufacture custom “1 of”, Internal or External access rails for the elderly or infirm, in a tube size that fits the hand. As these are generally required fairly urgently, we can normally complete within 5 working days.

Custom Exhaust Bends, J Bends, Assistance Rails, Hockey Stick Bends, Bullbar Tubes & Pipes, Slider Side Steps, Handrail Termination Bends. Closure Bends, Balustrade, Fire Escape Stair Rails. Garden Path Rails and Garden Arches, Playground Elements, Heat Exchange Tubes, Ute Rack Tubes, Custom Alloy Roof Racks. Council Bike Hoops, Wheelchair Frames, Pool Entry Tubes and Ladders, Garden Hoop Edging, Trolley Bay Frames, House Boat Railings, Race car Simulator Frames.

We rolled the sections used in the Hot Air Balloon Frame at the 2020 Australian Open 2020 Tennis,

These fabrications are 2 of, 3 meter wide Coat Hangers made with 2” Mild Steel tube, that was Rolled, Mandrel Bent and Welded. Remember the Ad ? We can take your ideas from concept to reality; if you design it, we will attempt to bend and fabricate it for you.

Section Rolling

To complement our tight radius bending we also have 2 section rollers to do curving.

Our NC-80 mm machine has tooling for 25nb, 32nb, 40nb, 50nb & 65nb pipes, plus 2″ and 2.5″ tubes. We also roll Angle sections up to 75 x 75 x 8, as well as most SHS & RHS sizes up to 75 x 75.

Our smaller 50 mm machine, has tooling for 16, 19, 22.2, 25.4, 31.8, 38.1, 50.8. tubes as well as most small size RHS sections

Also a 38 mm Coiling machine for making Coiled Rings.

A Truform long radius empty bender for nb pipes up to 50 NB on a 200mm centreline Radius.

Our tooling ranges from 10mm – 3/8 up to 4″ -101.6 mm. See tooling chart for our sizes

Tooling Chart

Click here to view our extensive tooling chart

38mm Assist Rail
Hallway / Bathroom Rail
38 mm Coil roller, making bar stool rings