keyboard_arrow_up

Thin Wall Tubing Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of thin wall tubing companies and suppliers. Find thin wall tubing companies that can design and engineer thin wall tubing's to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top thin wall tubing companies with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the thin wall tubing companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product news articles. Whether you are looking for thin wall brass tubing, thin wall square tubing, and round thin wall aluminum tubing, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Apple Valley, CA

    Our goal is to offer consistent quality and pricing in everything we do. We offer a variety of tube products to our customers, including thin wall tubing for use in aerospace and commercial industries. Our quality is always of the highest and we offer ISO 9001 and AS9100 registration. You can learn more about our quality standards on our website today!

    Read Reviews
  • Cleveland, OH

    For the past 70 years, we have made it our goal to offer the ultimate in customer satisfaction. We do this by providing outstanding customer service, dedication to quality, and a commitment to the industry that is ongoing. We take the quality and safety of our products seriously, whether they are thin wall tubing or something else. Contact us for more info today!

    Read Reviews
  • Everett, WA

    For complete tube bending & tube fabrication service, come to Triad Products.We are your single source for tubular components, coils, and assemblies. Tubular handles are our specialty, and also our powder coated fabric and wire displays. We are experienced in manufacturing all tubular components, welding, machining, silver brazing & soldering – anything you need!

    Read Reviews
  • Tualatin, OR

    Since 1939, we have specialized in compression, roll, hot and cold tube bending techniques allowing us to bend various tube, pipe and structural steel. Our bending and fabrication capabilities have earned us a reputation for producing difficult and unusual parts.

    Read Reviews
  • Brooklyn Center, MN

    Diversico Industries provides tube bending, tube assemblies, stainless steel tubing and flared tubing. Since 1960, we have been serving consumer, medical and aerospace industries with our quality tube designing and fabricating services. We are ISO 9001:2000 certified. For additional information on what we can do for you, contact Diversico today!

    Read Reviews
  • Springfield, OH

    We offer a variety of services and products to our customers. We want to remain the leading supplier of tube fabrication parts in the industry. That is why we offer many additional products to our customers, like thin wall tubing in unusual sizes. We take the time to work with customers to find the perfect solutions for their needs every time. Contact us today!

    Read Reviews
  • Huntington Beach, CA

    At Advance Tube, personalized service and fast turnaround are our specialties. Founded in 1968, Advance Tube Engineering delivers exceptional tube bending and fabrication services to a variety of industries, including aerospace and marine. Our family owned business is comprised of seasoned professionals that provide uncompromising service and can meet your tube bending needs. We serve customers all over the US and Canada.

    Read Reviews
  • More Thin Wall Tubing Companies

ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Catheters and Thin Wall Tubing

Thin Wall Tubing Many industries require precise measurements when creating the wall thickness and inner diameter of their tubes. These industries include but are not limited to the medical, industrial manufacturing and automotive industries. Thin wall tubing is the process of precision tubing that creates tubes for lab equipment, catheter systems, surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, fuel lines, wire harnessing and much more. I've encountered a catheter-like systems before but never in a hospital. The only time I've been injured enough to visit a hospital (knock on wood) was when I... Read More

businessIndustry Information

Thin Wall Tubing

Thin wall tubing is precision tubing that typically ranges from .001 in. (.0254 mm) to about .065 in. (1.65 mm). Thin wall tubing is becoming increasingly used in various industries which require precise measurements including: medical, for applications such as catheter systems, lab equipment, and surgical instruments and diagnostic equipment; industrial manufacturing, for chemical and solvent processing; automotive, for fuel lines, bundling, color coding and wire harnessing and other engine and fuel processes.

The thickness of the wall does not affect the outside diameter (OD), although it does affect the inner diameter (ID), which is calculated as OD minus two times the wall thickness. Thin wall tubing can be fabricated from metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, steel, copper and brass, as well as plastics including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Teflon, nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Some advantages of thin wall tubing include good insulating properties, excellent abrasion and chemical resistance, high strain relief, high temperature capabilities and protection against mechanical damage. In addition, certain types of thin wall tubing are up to military (MIL) standards and may be used in corresponding applications such as military vehicle harnessing. Some thin wall tubes may also be flexible allowing for increased application usage not limited to range of movement.

Two different processes are used in thin wall tubing manufacturing: tube rolling and tube extrusion. Tube rolling involves three main steps: cutting pre-impregnated materials and rolling them around a mold or mandrel; wrapping the mandrel in a sleeve or film to eliminate retained air; and heat-curing, after which the mandrel can be removed to release the formed hollow tube. In tube rolling, to make thin-walled tubing, the pre-impregnated materials must be wrapped incredibly tightly around the mold. Of all the tube rolling mill types, Assel mills are the best-suited for high precision in tubing wall thicknesses. However, tube extrusion is a much more common process. In order to begin extrusion, a round billet is pressed by a ram through a die, which is a hollow profile that shapes the material into the desired shape as the billet is squeezed through. This process is performed at extremely high temperatures. The material can be extruded through the die using two different methods of extrusion: indirect extrusion and direct extrusion. In direct extrusion, the die is held stationary while the ram pushes the billet through the die opening. In indirect extrusion, the die is held stationary as the hollow ram moves into the stationary billet from one end, forcing the material to flow through the die. After the thin-wall tubing has been extruded, it is straightened by a stretcher into the desired length. There are a number of steps in tube fabricating and tube cutting and each needs to be considered carefully.

Thin Wall Stainless Steel Tubing
Thin Wall Stainless Steel Tubing
Thin Wall Stainless Steel Tubing – Noble Industries
Thin Wall Stainless Steel Tubing – Woolf Aircraft Products, Inc.