While tension is needed for the stretch forming process, we want to reduce your stress when having your material curved and finished to precise specifications.

Stretch forming relies on tensile and bending forces to shape your aluminum extrusion profiles into simple or complex, wrinkle-free curves. The material is kept under constant tension, while wrapping it around a form, or die, to produce the desired arc.

With our partner, Southern Stretch Forming, Linetec draws from more than 25 years of curving expertise to provide you with a single source solution for your stretch forming and finishing needs. Co-located at our campus in Wausau, Wisconsin, our customers benefit from full-service bending capabilities, including annealing and tempering for your aluminum products.

Here are seven tips that will help relieve your tension when stretch forming and finishing your architectural aluminum:

For personalized assistance with your stretch forming needs, please contact your local representative.

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