Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Benefits of Mandrel Bending in Church Chairs

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The steel used to manufacture Bertolini’s church chairs is mandrel-bent resulting in a more attractive, secure, and stronger bend. Many church chair makers form their frames using crush bending, a technique that weakens the frame and leaves an unattractive indentation. In contrast mandrel bending places an insert (a mandrel) into the tube when the bend [...]