Compact FELs require short-period, high-field undulators in combination with compact accelerator structures to produce coherent light up to X-rays. Likewise, for the production of low emittance positron beams for future lepton colliders, like CLIC or FCC-ee, high-field damping wigglers are required. Applying high-temperature superconductors (HTS) in form of coated REBCO tape conductors allows reaching higher magnetic fields and larger operating margins as compared to low-temperature superconductors (LTS) like Nb-Ti or Nb~3~Sn.
However, short undulator periods like 13 mm may require bending radii of the conductor smaller than 5 mm which induce significant bending strain on the superconducting layer and may harm its conducting properties. In this contribution, we present our designed bending rig and experimental results for coated REBCO tape conductors from various manufacturers and with different properties. Investigated bending radii reach from 20 mm down to 1 mm and optionally include half of a helical twist. To represent magnet winding procedures, the samples were bent at room temperature and then cooled down to T = 77 K in the bent state to test for potential degradation of the superconducting properties.