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Tube End Forming Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial tube end forming companies and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source tube end forming companies with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These tube end forming companies can design and engineer tube end forming services to your specifications and application needs. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these tube end forming companies and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether it’s for round tube end forming services, heavy wall tube end forming services, or square tube end forming services.

  • Apple Valley, CA

    If you are looking for quality tube end forming with minimal waste, you've come to the right place! As a company with 50 years of experience in the tube fabricating industry, we know how to create safe and effective tube endings for any possible use. We use our knowledge to improve our products daily. Contact us by phone or visit our website for more information about what we do!

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  • Cleveland, OH

    When we offer stainless steel products to customers, we make sure each manufacturer can offer the services that our customers need, like the right kind of tube end forming. Our goal is to offer the very best products in the industry. We make your satisfaction our ultimate goal, and we strive to please customers in every way possible Visit our website today to get started!

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  • Tulsa, OK

    America's largest pipe & tube bending company. Over 50 years of precision custom pipe & tube bends found across the globe: sports car roll bars, agricultural products, NFL goalposts, ASME Code Coil in the Alaskan pipeline, business & highway signs, structural fabrication & decoration for malls, beach houses, etc. When you need secondary tube bending services contact us for a quote today!

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  • Tampa, FL

    SCR Precision Tube offers the best customer service in the industry, specializing in prototyping & design of tube, hose & fittings assemblies. Our CNC facility has full tube bending, cutting & swagging capabilities with elbows & straight tubing in steel, aluminum, copper & titanium. Email for a quote!

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  • St. Catharines, ON

    When it comes to tube end forming we want to be your number one source! For nearly half of a century we have been providing our customers with low maintenance, hassle free products at a rate that is low and competitive. Our technical staff will work with you from design to delivery in order to ensure the best customer service possible! Get in touch with us today over telephone or email to learn more!

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  • Gardena, CA

    Since 1954, we have been one of the largest tube bending companies in the West. We provide tube fabricating services, tube bending, tube end forming, cutting, tube laser cutting, & more. We offer a wide range of services in order to best meet your needs. No production run is too large or small for us. Keeping up with our industry, Mark IV has incorporated many secondary tube fabricating services.

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  • Hanover, PA

    The tube end forming that we offer is guaranteed to stand up to the rigorous applications of the everyday to provide a long lasting value. We have made it our mission from day one back in 1970 to ensure that our customers are receiving only the highest quality of customer care and exceptional products that will last a lifetime. Visit us online today to learn more about what we may be able to do for you!

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

SMALL DIAMETER TUBING SOLUTIONS

The coil designs of the heating and air conditioning industry have evolved with the conversion to smaller diameter tubing; moving from 3/8” and 5/16” to 7mm and now 5mm as manufacturers continue to experiment in order to reduce manufacturing and raw material costs, as well as improve performance and efficiency.  Burr Oak Tool Inc. has been directly involved with the HVAC industry throughout this evolution, from the first hairpin bender and expander in the mid-1950’s to the 5mm fin and hairpin production of today. The transition to smaller diameter tubing... Read More

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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.

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. There is a wide range of metals used in 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. 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.

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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