Excelling at tube drilling

Drilling holes in tubing is tricky, whether you deal with plastic or metal varieties. This is because the edge is curved rather than being flat, making it more difficult for the drill bit to bite into the metal and increasing the risk of slipping. Metals create additional challenges as a result of the hardness of the material. Continue reading

Can Reclamation Tubing Be Bent Or Manipulated?

In this present day and age there is a significant focus on all of us being as environmentally friendly as possible. We all know that our activities have caused harm to the planet and that it’s important that we do what we can to redress this and do no further damage. Whilst it’s not always possible to achieve this perfectly, we all must do what we can to reduce, reuse and recycle the resources we need. This is something which is just as true of the steel and metal tube industry as it is any other sector of our economy. Continue reading

Can You Bend Brass Tubes?

Brass pipes are used for a wide range of purposes. It would be fair to say, however, that most would associate them with use in plumbing systems. The qualities the material make it the most ideal metal to use for carrying and distributing water in terms of both costs and safety. Whilst the benefits are impressive, one of the down sides to using brass tubes in plumbing systems is that the general advice is to not manipulate or bend them. This is a problem that we can assist you with. Continue reading

Is Aluminium Too Weak To Use As Metal Tubes?

Most people would be aware of the fact that aluminium is one of the most widely used forms of metal in the world today. The flexible nature of it means that it can be utilised in a vast array of applications, and in terms of metal it is second only to steel in terms of presence. Due to the way that most of us encounter the material a common perception is that aluminium is too weak a material to create tubes from, let alone carry out tube bending on. We can understand why someone would draw this conclusion, as the most usual encounter you would have with it is in the form of tinfoil or a drinks can. In terms of metal tubes, there are different alloys of the material which are thicker and more suitable to use. Continue reading

Tube end reduction is useful for decorative and functional needs

Tube end reduction (also known as tapering) is utilised for decorative and functional requirements. It allows the ends of a piece of tubing to be adapted in a number of ways, including reducing the diameter to create a tapered finish. The process takes care and precision but allows the tubes to be used for a wider array of applications. These include allowing individual pieces of tube to be fitted together to create a larger system. By slotting them together it reduces the risk of leaks. Continue reading

Ring rolling plays a vital part in industry

In some cases, our clients require their tubes to be shaped and manipulated into spiral or spring shapes. This is often needed in sectors such as vehicle or furniture manufacturing, or in the creation of heating systems. When these types of shapes are needed, we will carry out tube ring rolling to achieve accurate results and ensure our clients have access to the shaped components they need. Continue reading

Is titanium affordable?

When your construction or manufacturing work requires metal pipes to be used, it’s going to be the case that costs will significantly influence the choice of metal. Of all the factors which can affect business decisions in the present day, the ability to achieve the expected results at a lower cost is something which is perpetually sought out. In doing this, however, one must be very careful about the criteria used to measure lower costs. In this respect, we would always encourage people not to dismiss the idea of using titanium just on the basis of the initial cost. Continue reading

The wide array of tube manipulations

When tubing is manufactured each piece typically begins life as round hollow sections. These are referred to as mother tubes and additional processes are needed to transform them into the finished product. Cutting, bending, expansion and reduction can all be utilised to adapt a tube to make it suit the specifications of the client. The shape itself can even be adapted if necessary. Continue reading