Tube Fabricating Machinery
Tubing is an important resource that is used by several
industries as a means for installing electrical wiring and supplying water and
gas. There are a wide variety of tubing sizes and shapes that are used in
construction and manufacturing. Each type is designed and fabricated to fit
precisely into an application. In many ways, tubing is one of those essential
tools that tends to be over looked.
When envisioning tubing, most of us think of long lengths of
tubes piled and ready for use. For tubing to reach its full potential, it has
to be changed and shaped by tube fabricating machinery.
What is Tube Fabricating Machinery?
Though long lengths of tubing are strong and useful, they
need to be shaped and formed to meet the needs of the final product. The necessary
steps used to perform the final parts of tube production are completed by tube
fabricating machinery, which are well-designed and engineered pieces of
equipment capable of performing a variety of tubing shaping functions.
There are several forms and types of tube fabricating
machinery with some capable of performing multiple functions while others are able
to complete just one. The main purpose of tube fabricating machinery is to put
the final touch on tubing by bending, flanging, swaging, and reducing it.
Much like any other form of production equipment, some forms
of tube forming machinery use computer numerical control (CNC) programming to
perform some of their operations. CNC machines are capable of completing
several tube fabricating functions in a single step.
Tube Fabricating Machinery Processes
There are many varieties of tube fabricating processes each
of which is designed to transform the raw material tubing into a useful shape.
Much of what is completed in tube form is designed to replace the need for
joints and tubing connectors. In the case of bending, fabricating machines bend
the tubing such that it can go around a corner avoiding the need for an elbow
The processes of tube fabricating machinery are performed
such that tubing can be used by its full length without needing to be cut or
joined. This is especially beneficial in sections of a structure that has
limited access. Tubes that have been formed to comply with the design of the
building without the use of connectors prevents any concern for leaks or cracks
in the tubing.
The Benefits of Tube Fabricating Machinery
Machines used for tube forming and shaping are a cost and labor-saving
method for the creation of tubing that is easy to install as well as safe and
worry free. It is a method of tubing production that produces tight and secure
products using exceptional precision and accuracy.