How can I effectively work with copper tubes?

Supplying professional tube swaging services for a host of industries, our skill set is quite versatile to say the least. The swage practice is ideal if you have some rather unique specifications. A fast and effective approach, it is the way forward when you need a top quality product in a short amount of time.

In the world of tubing, there are two basic variants when it comes to copper tubes. These types are known as flexible and rigid. The latter is typically utilised in new homes and makes for a neater installation. Flexible copper tube is more suited for repair operations due to the fact that you can run it around obstacles without cuts or connections.

The type of copper being used can have a big impact on the swaging process. Flexible varieties are softer to allow the flexibility, making adapting them easier. The more rigidity the tubes have the harder they are to work with. In both cases care, accuracy and precision are needed to ensure the finish is perfect and the dimensions are correct.

At Multiform Tubes, our tube swaging process consists of us inserting a die within the tube and hammering quickly to achieve the desired result. Since the process uses an impact instead of cutting, there are tighter tolerances and no material losses, as well as a maintained integral strength. All three of these are very important when it comes to manufacturing accurate tubing.

In addition to there being a minimum notch effect, the swaging also adds a heightened level of wall thickness to the tubes. This can help to prevent flaws and weak points that could allow rupturing or leaks after a little wear.

If you would like to know more about the work we do here, feel free to contact us. We are happy to offer advice and explain exactly what kind of products we can create for you. Our team are creative and highly skilled so you can expect fantastic results.