Specialised Bending Capability Enables the Production of U-Bolts in A4-80 Stainless Steel
Brooks Forgings was approached by a company requiring the production of 100 quantity bespoke M24 U-bolts in A4-80 stainless steel material.
After experiencing failures in the field our customer conducted various mechanical tests and identified that it was a result of a previous supplier using incorrect forming techniques.
The newly produced U-Bolts, square back type, measured 365mm overall with 140mm leg centres.
Our dedicated Bending Department, with experienced design engineers and toolmakers, was able to develop a solution that forms the material without affecting the mechanical properties around the bend.
This process is also capable of bending larger-diameter materials for the production of heavy-duty and bespoke U-bolts (round and square back) up to 100mm in raw material diameter.
If you have any requirements for bending of standard grade or exotic materials, please get in touch with our sales team who will be more than happy to assist you.