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.

  • 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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  • Apple Valley, CA

    Founded in 1959, Tube Bending Technology has its roots in the Apollo space program. With such a legacy, we take quality, performance and customer satisfaction very seriously. Our custom tubing services include tube bending and coiling, end finishing, processing, machining, welding/brazing, helium leak detection and more. At TBI, we live and breathe quality. To show our commitment, we are ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified. Let us share our success with you by manufacturing your custom tubing!

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  • Trenton, IL

    At KMK Metal Fabricators, Inc., we pride ourselves on being industry leaders in tube fabrication, offering a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients. With years of experience, a commitment to excellence, and a customer-centric approach, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner in the fabrication industry. Our core focus lies in providing top-quality tube fabrication services that encompass a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials.

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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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  • Green Bay, WI

    At TBC Metalworks, we take pride in our expertise in tube fabrication, offering tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients across various industries. With years of experience, a commitment to quality, and a customer-centric approach, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner in the fabrication industry. Our primary focus is on providing a comprehensive range of tube fabrication services, encompassing a wide array of shapes, sizes, and materials.

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Tube Manufacturers

The term “tubes” is a general term that refers widely to solid or hollow cylinders of any shape, size, or material composition that are used for structural and/or conveyance purposes. Typically, tubes help move fluids, support structures, protect optical wires and cables or protect electrical wires and cables. Interested parties can find the product or products they seek by directly contacting tube manufacturers, such as those listed on IQS Directory.

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Differences Between Tube and Pipe

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, except tubes generally have more strict engineering requirements than pipes. Not nearly as close in the definition are hoses, which, while also hollow and cylindrical, are portable and flexible; in contrast, tubes and pipes are traditionally rigid and permanent or semi-permanent. If one hears “hose” used in place of “tube,” he or she would be wise to question the authority of the person speaking.

Types of Tubing

Generally, tube manufacturers produce three main types of tubing such as seamless, as-welded, and drawn-over-mandrel. Seamless tubes are created using either hollow tubes that have been extruded or solid bars 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-resistance welded (ERW), tubes are made naturally through welding. They 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 or tube bending machines to create bends. These machines alter tube end diameters using pressure applied by hydraulic or mechanical tools. Other processes that tube manufacturers use to create bends include heat induction, rotary draw bending, simple three-roll bending, three-roll push bending, packing, pitch packing, ice packing, sand pack, or hot slab forming and press bending. 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.

Applications for Tubing

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, tube fabrication, and tube finishing. Some examples of the countless products produced by tube manufacturers include pipe elbows, condenser tubes, floor flanges, exhaust pipes, water pipes, automotive fuel lines, control lines, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic tubes, umbilicals, instrumentation tubes, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) tubes, heat exchanger tubes, cooling tubes, high pressure tubes, nuclear fuel tubes, point-of-purchase displays, bike frames, and tent frames.

Tube Materials

Some of the materials most commonly offered by tube manufacturers include copper, aluminum, brass, bronze, and stainless steel. Other metals and metal alloys out of which they are sometimes made include titanium, nickel alloy, duplex stainless steel, and zirconium. In addition, they are commonly made of plastics such as HDPE (high-density polyethylene). 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 the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), the ISO (International Standards Organization), and the BSI (British Standards Institution) Group.

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