Bend Tester

How do you conduct a bend test? How do you qualify a bend-tested weld? Why is such knowledge important to potential employers? Answer these questions and more with the RealCareer™ Bend Tester and curriculum. Designed with education in mind, this 8-ton hydraulic, manual-guided bend test fixture allows educators to conduct destructive weld testing in a classroom or welding lab. Comprehensive curriculum, classroom posters and supporting materials are included.

Bend Tester destructive weld testing



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  • Tabletop size for shop or off-site portability
  • 3 plungers
  • Adjustable feet
  • Auto-close safety cover with auto latch
  • Bends 1/8" plate, 1/4" plate and 3/8" plate
  • Conforms to AWS D1.1 test specifications

Target Audience:

  • Middle school students
  • High school students

Use the Bend Tester and curriculum to:

  • Address welding safety and Welding Procedure Specifications
  • Teach nondestructive and destructive weld testing
  • Prepare for, conduct and qualify bend tests
  • Explore welding career paths
  1. Bend Tester Curriculum Overview

    Alignment and Crosswalk Documents


    • Bend tester
    • Plungers (1/2", 1" and 1 1/2")
    • Jack handle
    • 8-lesson curriculum
    • 2 posters
    • Instructor Guide
    • 1-year limited warranty
    • Weight: 93 lbs (42.1 kg)
    • Height: 24.5" (622 mm)
    • Width: 13.75" (350 mm)
    • Depth: 11" (280 mm)

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