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Tube Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of tube manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top tube manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find tube manufacturing companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture tubing to your company's specifications. Then contact the tube manufacturing companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product news articles. Whether you are looking for custom tubing, tube forming services, or cutting services, this is the resource for you.

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Clarence Woolf founded Woolf Aircraft Products, Inc. in 1941 to weld airplane parts as WWII began. As lightweight tubing became an inexpensive alternative to castings in aircrafts, automobiles and ships, tube manufacturing took over as our primary pursuit. Today, Woolf Aircraft has one of the largest inventories of all tube manufacturers in the US. We use it to make tubing for aerospace, aviation, medical, military, transportation, automotive and marine applications. Call us for a quote.
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Associated with many world-leading brands that rely on us to deliver quality components, STAM, Inc. is a giant among tube manufacturers. STAM manufactures tubing to exacting specifications using extensive and advanced tube bending processes, materials and size ranges. Here at STAM, though we are a manufacturing organization, we think of our core business as customer service. We take pride in our customer relations and the quality of our work. We look forward to forming a relationship with you!
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Tube Bending Incorporated has an unparalleled reputation for handling complex jobs in tube manufacturing. Our background in aerospace, starting with the Apollo space program, has shaped our commitment to high quality customer service and our ability to complete highly complex and intricate tubing and fabrication projects. A few of our many services are unique among tube manufacturers, namely helium leak detection and reverse engineering. Call or email to find out more about how we can help you.
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Always equipped with the newest CNC equipment available, United Metal Fabricators offers you high quality tube fabrication at competitive prices. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, we reliably and efficiently serve the chemical, nuclear, aerospace and industrial markets with services that include custom fabrication, tubing, piping, weldments and bending. With over 57 years of excellence, we stand out among the crowd of tube manufacturers. Call us today to see why our reputation precedes us.
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At A/C Fabricating, we supply companies both large and small, and manufacturing firms both domestic and abroad. Yet, we are proud to say that we still know most of our clients by name. We strive to be more than just tube manufacturers because family is important to us. We plan to succeed at every challenge, from prototype development to continuous production runs.
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For your tube fabrication needs, turn to Myraton. Our facility is designed to optimize our production of superior, one-of-a-kind items. Here, along with the help of quality materials and the latest technology, we manufacture in-demand tubing for a number of industries. Contact us today to learn firsthand what many others already know: that we're the best in the business.
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Tube Manufacturers

The term "tubes" refers widely to solid or hollow cylinders of many shapes, sizes and material compositions, used for a variety of structural and conveyance purposes. Tube manufacturers ensure that their customers, who range from medical part suppliers to plumbers, always get the best tubing for their application; the services they offer relate to tube forming and fabrication and tube finishing. Some examples of products produced by tube manufacturers include: pipe elbows, floor flanges, exhaust pipes, water pipes, automotive fuel lines, hydraulic cylinders, point-of-purchase displays, bike frames and tent frames.

Note that the terms "tube" and "pipe" are often used interchangeably, and, therefore, it is not uncommon to hear tube manufacturers being referred to as pipe manufacturers. In fact, tubes and pipes are almost exactly the same thing, except that, in general, tubes have more strict engineering requirements that pipes.

Generally, tube manufacturers produce three main types of tubing: seamless, as-welded and drawn-over-mandrel. Seamless tubes are created using either hollow tubes that have been extruded or solid bar drilled to exact specifications via the rotary piercing process. Once formed, manufacturers can change their sizes and/or tolerances by putting them through a variety of cold-working techniques. As-welded, also known as welded or electric resistant welded (ERW), tubes are made, naturally, through welding. They too can be reduced in size to match customer specifications. Finally, manufacturers fabricate drawn-over-mandrel tubes by inserting a mandrel, or metal ball or rod, into previously formed tubes as they are bent through a die. Mandrel drawing imparts the qualities of improved surface finish, weld integrity and dimensional accuracy. Manufacturers also often employ tube swaging machines to create bends. These machines alter tube end diameters using pressure applied by hydraulic or mechanical tools. To perfect and finish their products, tube manufacturers also utilize a number of specialized and secondary processes, such as flaring, plug drawing, rod drawing, cutting, notching, annealing, coating, sizing, flattening, punching, drilling and buffing. In addition, much of the equipment used and processes employed by tube manufacturers are now supplemented by precise operations of CAD drawings and CNC machinery. These allow for closer tolerances, more specific lengths and dimensions, increased production speeds and fewer human errors.

Some of the materials most commonly offered by tube manufacturers include: copper, aluminum, brass, bronze and stainless steel. Materials are chosen for an application based on their qualities and how they will strengthen and support said application. Along with a variety of materials, they offer tubes in all dimensions imaginable. This diversity means that manufacturers can serve customers in many industries, such as: industrial manufacturing, automotive, plumbing, heating and cooling, HVAC, medical and laboratory supply, consumer goods, retail services, architecture and sports and recreation. Tube manufacturers that provide the support and expertise customers look for will ask questions relating to an application's shape and dimension requirements, the environment in which the tubes will be immersed or placed, anticipated pressure or stress and local/regional and/or industry regulations. Common tube and pipe-related regulations include those set forth by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International and the BSI (British Standards Institution) Group.


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