Oval Tube Expansion

Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd is well known for the manipulation work we do on tubing. We use all sorts of methods to produce products that are suitable for your needs. This includes oval tube expansion, as well as many others. From our base in the Midlands, we have the means to serve the entire UK.

There are two approaches to tube expansion

Oval Tube ExpansionWhen we expand tubes we can use a series of approaches to open up the end. What this does is let people use the products in new and exciting ways. For example, the service can provide a leak proof, snug fit onto other tubing. You can use two separate techniques to achieve this.

Ram forming expansion is the first one. This technique employs a dedicated, tapered die that functions like a mould. Huge pressure forces your die into the tube’s end. Next, this retracts out, leaving you with an expanded end. Here, the die is a set diameter and size. As a result, it is only able to produce set diameters for particular tubes.

As for the second method, it involves using a hydraulic operated expanding die. Once opened, you can expand the finger type segments to all kinds of lengths and diameters. What this does is provide the user with more flexibility in range and size. You are able to open the hydraulic die as little or as much as you need to, up to the maximum. The result is a far more specific measurement.

It is possible to carry out expansion on the majority of metals. However the exact level will vary depending on things like hardness and hardening.

What is so special about oval tubes?

It can be tricky to decide exactly what shape of tubing to choose for different projects. Oval tubes are advantageous in numerous ways. This is especially true when you compare to normal circular models. For one thing, the shape is stronger. It is not as likely to become misshapen either.

In addition, this shape is more compact so your tube is not going to use as much room. This makes it ideal for environments where you don’t have a lot of space to work with.

Another advantage would be that the shape is more aerodynamic. This makes oval tubing an excellent choice for vehicle exhaust pipes.

A potential downside is ovals can be a bit trickier to adapt. However, with the right equipment, precision, and care, things should go smoothly.

Contact us for oval tube expansion

We have been providing top tier tube alterations for many years now. Expansion is a versatile method that can give you the tight fitting joint you require. Ours is an experienced and knowledgeable team that has what it takes to tackle any project. Not to mention, we provide excellent customer service. Plus, in addition to oval tubing, we can work on rectangular, round, and even square designs.

So, if you would like to work with us, you are welcome to contact our company to talk about oval tube expansion and more. Feel free to give us a call or send us an email.