Brass possesses versatility and antimicrobial properties

Tube manipulation is a skill that serves numerous industries in all sorts of interesting ways. We frequently send off our tubes so that customers can utilise them within the domestic and industrial sectors. Our company doesn’t just limit itself to steel tubing however. We’re more than capable of working with the likes of brass, copper, titanium, and aluminium. Continue reading

Bent tubes are better suited to hydraulic systems

As the years have gone by, we have steadily built ourselves up to become the leading specialists in tube ring rolling within the UK. With a team of intelligent and talented technicians backing us up, there’s no obstacle we’re unable to overcome. The tubes we’ve created have served an impressive collection of industries, making them some of the most versatile options out there. Continue reading

Tubes worthy of multiple applications

We have worked with tubing for a long time, altering it to suit our clients’ requirements and then distributing the goods afterwards. Not only do we have years of experience, but we also have a team of top technicians excelling in all sorts of areas. Tube drilling is one of these areas, and is where we drill exact holes without bending or turning the product. Continue reading

Obtaining food grade finishes

We are a company that’s well known for providing its clients with specialist tubing related services. One of our most notable offerings is tube swaging. Work such as this has proven invaluable to a host of different industries. This is because it has helped them to reach their goals easily. Continue reading

Brass pipes and tubes aren’t equals

We are a company that works with tubing materials, but we do more than supply them. Instead, we alter their makeup to make them more suitable for their intended purpose. To do this, we use a series of specialist techniques, with tube expansion being one of them. This is where we open the tube’s end, allowing us to give a comfortable, leak proof fit. Continue reading

The distinctions between tubes and hollow bars

The Multiform Tubes team puts its years of experience to use in order to create functional pieces of tubing for various needs. One of the ways in which we accomplish this is by using tube reduction. This method allows us to lower the article’s size towards its end section. It has proven its worth in a myriad of applications and we’re confident that it can assist you as well.

Why use bars and tubes?

Hollow bars and metal tubes are useful for all sorts of structural projects. For one they are more cost efficient than your usual solid metal bar stock. They weigh less, but still offer considerable strength. It’s true that hollow bars and tubing possess similar shapes. However, a fair few differences set them apart.


One of the biggest contrasts is within the manufacturing procedure. Professionals make tubes by taking a coil of base metal and running it through a tube mill. After it is formed into the right composition, the tube edges join together using a weld.

Welding isn’t necessary with hollow bars though. Instead, we use one of two other strategies. The first is drilling, where you send a drill through a rigid bar stock. The second is centrifugal casting, where you rotate a round mould at extreme speeds as you pour molten metal into it.


There are also dissimilarities with the materials used. It’s possible to form a plethora of mediums into welded tubing. You can use the majority of materials to generate hollow bar too. On the other hand, more powerful and denser ones can be too challenging to extrude. That means you may have fewer options if you need a bar.

At Multiform Tubes, we strive to meet the highest standards during every one of our projects. We take great care with the manufacturing, monitoring quality throughout. This makes our tubing the perfect choice for heavy wall components.

If you would like to find out more about us, whether it is tube reduction or our other services, please contact our company. We are here to assist you in finding the right service and best components for your project.

Run the tubes along your walls

Tube ring rolling, for those who don’t know, is where we bend tubes carefully to adapt their shape. The applications we use this technique for are substantial. This is because there are the several benefits to using it. Even with the most robust of designs, we can obtain constant curves without trouble. That is why Multiform Tubes is one of the best providers in the UK.

Tubes and fittings typically differ by dimensions, connectors and shapes. Fortunately, this is not an issue these days. There are all sorts of solutions you can employ to lower the likelihood of leaks and safeguard your utensils.

It was the case that domestic plumbing systems were lead and iron tubes. Things have changed however, and copper is now the go to material for water pipes. The most common copper tube size has a 15mm exterior diameter. It is possible to select smaller sizes of 10mm though, as well as bigger sizes of 22mm and 28mm. The latter two typically feed boilers, tanks, cisterns, and baths. The former are for radiators and monobloc taps.

Running fresh supply tubes

Sometimes, individuals find themselves struggling when attempting to run new supply tubes. Normally, you only need to do this when shifting or altering existing system features. There are many options available to you here, but the quickest and easiest would be to attach them to your walls. If you keep them parallel, straight, and neat, they won’t stand out as much. You can purchase plastic ducting in order to conceal them, or utilise timber battens or plywood.

At Multiform Tubes, we work with a myriad of tubing shapes, sizes, and substances. The shapes include the likes of oval, square, and circular designs. Our list of materials includes mild and stainless steel, copper, and hydraulic tubes. Not surprisingly we can offer one of the broadest tube ring rolling services in the UK.

If our services interest you and you’d like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.