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.


  • 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


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  1. The up to 15-hour RealCareer™ Bend Tester curriculum is comprised of lessons and activities that can take 40-60 minutes each. The goals of this curriculum include helping students understand the process and steps of bend testing for qualification purposes and helping educators teach how to prepare for a weld that will go through the bending process, how to conduct bend testing and how to determine whether a bend is approved or not.
    • Instructor’s Guide with detailed information for classroom learning.
    • Welding posters for student learning aids and quick reference guides.
    • Student Notes materials like student activity sheets and homework assignments for every lesson.
    • Presentation slides for visual classroom learning during each lesson.
    • Assessment Tools such as quizzes and exams with answer keys to track students’ knowledge for select lessons. 

    Bend Tester Curriculum Overview

    Alignment and Crosswalk Documents

    Product Catalog and How To Order

    • Bend tester
    • Plungers (1/2", 1" and 1 1/2")
    • Jack handle
    • 8-lesson curriculum
    • 2 posters
    • Instructor Guide
    • 1-year limited warranty

    Product Catalog and How To Order

    • Weight: 93 lbs (42.1 kg)
    • Height: 24.5" (622 mm)
    • Width: 13.75" (350 mm)
    • Depth: 11" (280 mm)

    Product Catalog and How To Order

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