Bending 7075 Aluminium

Can you form 7075 series aluminium? 


Bending 7075 Aluminium has the potential to be tricky. A member of the 7000 series, it is one of the strongest alloys available and is comparable to many types of steel. The temper also plays a huge role in how difficult it is to achieve the desired bend of your curved aluminium profile extrusion. Harder sections often require a lot more tooling, time and effort to get the required profile dimensional control. The minimum radius is another thing that is affected by both the alloy and temper. Certain alloys are more prone to breaking and stronger tempers can increase this tendency. Therefore, to bend 7075 aluminium sections you may be limited in the range of bend tightness angles possible.



A simple way to ease this process is to heat treat the aluminium sections before the bending process. This is then followed by a post bend age-hardening process. We provide carefully monitored tempering services pre-and post bend to allow us to more easily meet the required radii of each section.


Curved aluminium parts heat treatment


For those who ask, can you bend 7075 series aluminium, we have a helpful table. This lists a number of alloys and tempers and how they affect the bending process. Note that we have not included all possibilities, and if your product is not listed that does not necessarily mean we are unable to bend it.


We have proven time and again that we are able to bend sections in ways thought to be impossible. Whether it’s a simple run of aluminium sections or a completely unique design. We are always eager to take on our next big project.


Get in touch today and let’s create something impossible together.