Tube Beading

At Multiform Tubes we are professional specialists in the field of tube manipulation and tube bending. We have built up a considerable amount of knowledge and experience within the field over the years, and we are renowned for providing our clients with high quality products, at extremely competitive rates.

One area we have expertise in is tube beading. Tube Beading is a simple yet effective metal forming process, and the process helps to form a bead on the very end of a tube. Tube beading has many benefits for example it can help to hold a hose on the end of a tube, and it can also strengthen the end of the tube. There are two distinct forming processes to tube beading and this includes ram forming and internal roll forming.

Ram forming is quicker than internal roll forming and is generally used when production speed is of great importance, and it is often used when creating products for the automotive industry. During the process a clamp is used to hold the tube in place, the tube is then expanded to the desired measurements via the use of an expansion punch, and another punch is then used to reduce the tube back to its pilot diameter. This process also allows for multiple beads whereas internal roll forming does not.

Although internal roll forming is generally slower than ram forming, it also has advantages of its own such as holding much tighter tolerances. The head is formed by the use of serrated clamp jams which hold the tube in place, and an axial pressure is then applied to create the head.

At Multiform Tubes we are experienced in both areas of tube beading, and we will use the appropriate process for your individual needs and requirements. Our team of experts can also provide you with any professional advice and guidance you may require, and they will work closely with you to gain an understanding of your unique needs. Our team is built up of experienced professionals, and they have a comprehensive knowledge of the industry. They can create products for the automotive, construction, fabrication, medical, heating, transport, furniture, transport and shop fittings sectors, and they have done so for a number of years.

Not only do we provide a first rate tube beading service for our clients, but we also provide a number of different tube manipulation services. Our services include everything from tube bending, reduction and expansion, through to tube drilling, welding and swaging. We also manufacture parts in square tube, elliptical tube and round tube, and they can be manufactured in a number of materials including brass, titanium, copper, aluminium and food grade stainless steel plus many more.

If you require additional information, or if you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Multiform Tubes today on: 01384 898 510 and we will be on hand to assist you.