Dragon A250

CNC Plasma Tube & Pipe Cutter with Integrated CAD/CAM Software

The Dragon A250 uses plasma cutting and marking to make CAD/CAM designs a reality. Any design of holes and end cuts can be plasma cut on the Dragon A250. The machine marks clear bending instructions such as bend location, rotation, and degrees on the tube. The Dragon A250 is ideal for improving efficiency and accuracy of round tube & pipe production in fabrication shops.

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Automation to Meet Demand

With cut speeds up to 250 inches per minute, the Dragon A250 brings automation to an area of fabrication that is commonly a bottleneck: tube & pipe notching. The efficiency and accuracy of the A250 decrease production time while providing the desired fit up every time.

Made in the USA

The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 is designed and made in the USA. Machine production, software development, and technical support all take place at headquarters in Osceola, Wisconsin. All operations located at our headquarters ensure the Dragon A250 is a high quality American made machine.

A250 Material Capabilities

Material Types
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Black Pipe
  • Chrome Alloy
  • Any type of electrically conductive metal

Material Sizing
  • Round: 0.75” (19mm) - 4” OD (101.6mm)

Material Length
  • Full-length machine: 21’ (6.4m)
  • Half-length machine: 12’ (3.65m)
  • The chuck has a pass-through hole that allows round tubing up to 2” OD to pass-through for pieces of material longer than the machine.

Material Weight
  • Maximum capacity of 260 lbs (118kg)

Material Thickness
  • Min: 1/32” (0.79mm)
  • Max: 5/8" (15.8mm)

A250 Material Loading Process


The three jaw gate securely centers round tube up to 4” OD for accurate cutting. The front gate locks in position, allowing the operator to run multiple sticks of the same size material without having to readjust the gate. This set it and forget it gate provides a quick and easy loading process.


The chuck has three self-centering jaws to hold round profile tubing. The chuck has a pass-through hole that allows round tubing up to 2” OD to pass-through for longer pieces of material.

Material Support Lift

An adjustable support to maintain levelness throughout the cutting process for accurate cuts.

Automatic Toolhead

The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 Dragon Toolhead comes with a plasma torch mount, permanent marker with mount, and laser light with mount. The automatic CNC Toolhead plasma cuts and marks at the push of a button. Plasma is a fast and accurate method of cutting that is 1/10th the cost of a laser.


The marker is commonly used for bend location, bend rotation, saddle fitment marks, part number/i.d., text, and more.


The laser light gives an accurate lineup to start every job with accuracy. The light also lines the tube up when repositioning.

Plasma Cut

The plasma torch cuts all end profiles/notches and holes into tube & pipe.

Increase Output with CNC

The four axes of movement allows any shape or profile to be cut out of round material. Complete automation with the Dragon A250 produces your parts faster and more accurately than hole saws, grinders, or other time-consuming manual methods. The automation of the axes gives +/- 0.010” tolerance.

A & Z Axes

Lead screws move the Toolhead from side to side (Z-axis) and up and down (A-axis).


A precision rack and anti-backlash pinion drive system moves the material along its length.


A gear-driven system rotates the material.

Design to Production Made Easy with
Powerful CAD & CAM Software

The Bend-Tech Dragon Software comes standard with the purchase of a Dragon. The software provides a smooth transition from design to finished part. Easy to use, the software eliminates a considerable amount of waste in time and mistakes. The easy to learn software has over 27,000 fabricator users. For 20 years the Bend-Tech Software has had a fully staffed software development team making improvements to create the best tube design software on the market. This software can also import designs from common CAD programs like Solidworks, AutoCAD, ProEngineer, and more. The Bend-Tech Dragon comes with an easy to learn design software for any business looking to automate their tube processing.

Excellence in Customer Support

The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 is fully supported by an inhouse team of Dragon Technicians. Our customer support is available over the phone and via email during the regular business hours of 8 AM - 5 PM (EST) Mon-Fri.

“The customer service that [Bend-Tech] has shown us has been amazing. We have had a few growing pains to get through and every time I call, someone answers the phone and I don’t have to wait long to get the assistance that I need.”
O’Malley Welding & Fabrication

Available A250 Add-Ons

Dragon A250 Add-Ons are optional features so that every customer may purchase a machine to best fit their needs. If you have questions about which add-ons best fit your business, contact our sales staff so they can learn about your business and make appropriate suggestions.

Hypertherm Powermax Plasma System

The Dragon requires a mechanized plasma torch. There are three levels of Powermax plasma systems recommended for use on the Bend-Tech Dragon: 45 amp, 65 amp, and 85 amp. To best decide what level of Powermax system is required, talk to a Bend-Tech salesperson.

Material Coolant System

The Material Coolant System recycles coolant through a continuous loop to increase cut quality, reduce slag amount, and decrease fumes from the plasma cutting. For companies that cut aluminum, stainless steel, or tubing with a small OD, it is highly recommended that you include a Material Coolant System in your purchase. The System includes a hose reel, tube plug set, modular trays, and coolant reservoir. Pump not included.

Technology Package

The Technology Package includes: an enclosed metal workstation cabinet on wheels that comes with a PC, a SITE License, computer monitor, keyboard, level, hex wrenches, digital caliper, extreme proximity sensor, extra connector cable, and a feeler gauge.

On-Site Training

On-Site Training includes two days of training with a Bend-Tech Technician working on-location with the machine operator(s). The Dragon Technician looks over the install of the machine and troubleshoots any problems with the initial setup. Next, their training covers downloading software and machine drivers, designing parts in the software, importing STEP files, software/machine/material settings, homing the machine, running projects on the machine, loading the machine, and general maintenance. This package includes all expenses.

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