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Tube End Forming Manufacturers and Companies

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  • New Berlin, WI

    Founded in 1990, Sharpe Products is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company specializing in industrial and commercial pipe and tube bending, laser cutting, end-forming or other custom fabrication services. In addition, we offer a robust line of architectural handrail fittings and accessories such as brackets, connectors, disks, end-caps, flanges, newel caps and spheres.

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  • Mentor, OH

    At Precision Bending Technology, Inc., we take immense pride in our expertise in tube fabricating. Established with a passion for precision and a commitment to excellence, we, as a team, have seamlessly blended innovation with experience to become a leading force in the industry.

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  • New Washington, OH

    Our tube bending capabilities range from 1/32” to 3/8” thickness & in shapes such as round, square, rectangle, oval, and specially designed. At Crest Bending we can do tube swaging (end forming) to reduce, flare, expand, bead, notch and slot. Our bending department possesses a broad range of capabilities including pipe bending, pipe fabrication, tube cutting, tube fabrication, tube flaring & more.

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  • Dayton, OH

    JBK Manufacturing is a supplier of precision CNC machined parts and fabrications. Since our founding in 1981, our customer base has expanded from an aerospace contract to include a host of commercial and industrial markets, defense, energy, oil, and paper industries.

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  • Lisle, IL

    Here at Zeman Manufacturing Company we offer a number of services and products including: tube bending, tube end forming, tube assembly, tube cutting, hypodermic tube fabrication, tube coiling, tube swaging, lubricating oil cups, metal tube spacers and custom miniature headers. If you have any specialized requests then give one of our representatives a call today! Please visit our website if you would like more information!

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Tube End Forming Industry Information

Tube End Forming

Tube end forming refers to the various processes that are used to shape, cut, bend or enlarge the inside or outside ends of tubing. These processes, also known as tube fabricating, take place after the initial tube forming from raw metal materials in order to customize the tubing to better fit the intended application. Performed on shapes such as square, rectangular or round, tube end forming processes can also be used on various tubing diameters and lengths.

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Applications and Benefits of Tube End Forming

Many industries benefit from tube end forming for diverse applications such as: automotive and aerospace, for power transmission applications including fuel lines and exhaust pipes; industrial manufacturing, for applications such as hydraulic cylinders and heat exchangers; retail, for point of purchase (POP) displays; and construction and architecture, for hardware such as grab bars, handrails and floor flanges. Some advantages that tube end forming processes can offer include: enhanced tube strength, improved connectivity to other components, such as a hose with tube flaring, and increased sealing capabilities.

Tube End Forming Materials

There is a wide range of metals used in the tube end forming process, although some metals have proved more difficult to use than others. Some commonly used materials include steel, stainless steel and copper, while some aluminum alloys can make tube end forming quite difficult.

Tube End Forming Processes

While there are numerous tube end forming processes, flanging, beading, expansion or reduction, flattening and chamfering are among the most common. At its most basic, tube end forming alters the shape of the tube's end in some manner beneficial to its intended application; thus, all of these processes are for customization of the tube. For instance, tube flanging is done to create a projection around the end of the tube either for increased strength or in order to attach to another component. This process is less expensive than the alternative method of welding of flanges onto pipes or tubing. Tube beading is also used to create a method of attachment to other components. There are two main types: rotary beading, which can be used for o-rings or to connect hoses, and compression beading, which is used for sporting goods and lawn equipment. Tube expansion and tube reduction both serve to alter the size of the end of the tube. The purpose of this process is to better fit the tube to the attachment, such as connecting to fluid lines in a hydraulic system. Tube flattening is used to create a way to easily fasten tube assemblies to the tube; thus, the ends are then trimmed and a hole is pierced for attachment. Lastly, tube chamfering is probably the least common of the five, and is used to create beveling within the end of the tube that allows for easy attachment to certain components.



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