Knowledge of materials is crucial when working and adapting tubes

Based in the West Midlands, Multiform Tubes provides clients with only the finest in manipulation services, from tube expansion to bending. Having a multitude of applications, steel tubing is incredibly versatile and has stood the tests of time to remain one of the world’s most widely used products. As our company possesses a wealth of experience when it comes to working with tubing, we believe that we’re the best people for the job when someone is in need of specialised products.

Many individuals refer to tube manipulation as a process in which trial and error is unavoidable. In reality however, the basic principals have remained unchanged for decades. The technology to conduct such adaptations might have evolved substantially, but none of this mechanical evolution can change physics.

Working tube begins with knowing the properties of the material you are dealing with. The information dictates how you should go about the manipulation to produce the right results. Similar to press break forming, spring back is experienced by the tubes after bending, resulting in a bend that goes through radial growth. Speaking in general terms, the harder the material used to make your tube and the smaller your bend’s centreline radius, the more substantial spring back and radial growth.

While some tubes are seamless, the majority of them are produced with a longitudinal weld. During tube manipulation, the size, consistency and quality of your weld seam matters. If the joint’s two edges aren’t perfectly aligned, or if the weld bead becomes too inconsistent or large, it will affect the tube’s roundness. So to achieve the perfect bend, it’s best to avoid this.

At Multiform Tubes, our vast experience includes provide services such as tube expansion, reduction, and bending. We use the knowledge to guarantee that we will manufacture your products correctly each time. All you need to do is inform us of your requirements and we will see to it that they’re met. If our business catches your interest and you’d like more information, we would love to hear from you.