Multiform Tubes Ltd has been trading for decades, providing specialist tubing services to clients. Our areas of expertise include brass tube expansion, a form of tube alteration. Thanks to the work we do, we are able to help with creating products like furniture, barriers, and heating components.
The tube expansion technique involves us using a series of methods to open up the end of the tubing. This enables the end user to use the tubes in many interesting ways. Not to mention, you can give your products a leak proof, snug fit onto your other tubes.
Ram forming expansion
One of the ways you can expand tube is with ram forming. This approach requires you to utilise a tapered, dedicated die. It functions as a mould. There is a large amount of pressure here to force this die into the tube’s end. Afterwards, it retracts out, leaving you with an expanded tube end. This die is a specific diameter and size. In other words, it is only capable of producing certain diameters for distinct tubes.
Hydraulic die expansion
There is another way to achieve tube expansion as well; use a hydraulic operated expanding die. When it opens, you are able to expand the finger style segments to numerous lengths and diameters. Because of this, you have far more flexibility in regards to the range and size of the expansion. In other words, you are able to open the hydraulic die as little or as much as you wish. This provides you with far more specific measurements.
You are free to use tube expansion on the majority of metals. Usually, you can expand them up to 5/6mm in thickness and 150/160mm in diameter.
The best things about brass
We can’t have brass tube expansion without the metal of course. Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper. Depending on the precise ratio of the two components, as well as the addition of others, there are several brasses to choose from. Another interesting fact is that the materials and ratio will influence the precise properties that the alloy will offer.
No matter what the exact alloy is though, the various forms of brass have some properties in common with each other. For one thing, people value all of them for their machinability. Furthermore, you can adapt the brass in multiple ways. This is while retaining its strength.
People have a deep appreciation for the aesthetics too. The brasses can range in colour. You can find deep reds in addition to golden yellows. This is the reason why some people use it for decorative goods.
Get in touch with us to arrange brass tube expansion
The team here at Multiform Tubes Ltd assists our clients with all their tube alteration needs. Our technicians are able to adapt tubing in a variety of ways. As well as expansion, we can offer bending, ring rolling, and much more. This allows us to create tube to fulfil all sorts of unique applications.
If you want to use our services, whether it is brass tube expansion or different options for other metals, you are welcome to contact us. We will give you advice and can also offer quotes.