Construction Tube Reduction

Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd is a specialist company offering tubing services to suit all kinds of specifications. We have been a part of the industry for many years. As a result, we are able to use a full range of techniques to produce tubes that clients can rely on. We can work in various industries, excelling at specific niche tasks like construction tube reduction. This process is similar to tapering. Here we reduce the tube diameter in size towards its end. It is a practice that is handy for creating external flush joints.

How does tube reduction work?

Construction Tube ReductionThis is a process that is normally carried out with hydraulic end formers or using rotary reducing machines. The latter has some great advantages. For instance, you won’t have any interruptions to the grain structure. That ensures there won’t be any losses in integral strength. Your work pieces can be in a warm or hot condition, making the process perfect for heavy wall components.

Another fact about rotary reduction is that it is capable of tube layering. Here, tubes of differing substances can slot together before you reduce them. The result is a sandwich effect. What you can do is combine materials to get a better end result than using a single metal.

As for hydraulic end forming, it uses clamps and a static forming die. With these, you can form tubes that are up to 5.5″ in diameter. This is far superior to what you can do with rotary reducing, so it is a good choice for larger diameter tube.

With both practices wall thicknesses is able to go up to 5mm. This is unless you do reduction via hot rotary, in which case the tubes can be thicker.

Reasons why the construction industry uses metal tubing

Construction tube reduction is a vital service that can produce lots of useful parts for builders, architects, and more. There are many reasons why the industry uses metal tubes for projects, with steel being a particular favourite. One reason is due to the durability. Steel tube combines a low weight and high strength, making them ideal to use in many areas.

The steel tubes have the capacity to endure high vibrations, shock, pressure, and heat. In addition, when under pressure, steel bends instead of breaking because of its ductility. This can reduce the risk of failure and halts the leakage of any materials within the tube.

You should also know that steel tubes are simple to create, install, and customise. It is a material you can easily work with in most cases. There are many varieties and grades that you can mould into whatever shape you desire. Not to mention, steels are environmentally friendly due to being recyclable.

Come to us for construction tube reduction

Our technicians at Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd can use tube reduction in conjunction with several materials. In addition to steels, we can work on copper, titanium, aluminium, and brass. Each of the materials we work with comes with a unique specification of appearance, durability, and strength. We do our best to retain all of these. If that wasn’t enough, we can work on oval, round, and square shapes.

So, if you require our specialist construction tube reduction services, feel free to speak to us. We can arrange everything with you and adapt to all kinds of deadlines.