We are a company that supplies clients with a wide range of manipulation services for tubing. This includes tube reduction. It is similar to tapering as we reduce the tube’s size at the ends. Because of the technique’s potential, it comes in handy for all sorts of applications.
Tube alteration is a very popular technique. In fact it is one of the primary processes to creating tubes that will be part of a system or a final product. As with many things however, you must consider many details prior to adapting a tube. The following are properties you must think about.
The yield strength is one of the most important. Your machinery must have the capacity to do the bend in the first place. The necessary force relies on the metal you use and its yield strength considerably.
This is another detail to focus on if you are doing tube reduction. When altering tubing, the thickness modifies the outside and inside walls of the bend. The inside walls come to be thicker and the opposite happens for the outside walls. Certain machines offer support to circumvent issues with the cross section. This includes wrinkles inside the inner wall. If you don’t have support, you need to be careful to prevent these shifts in thickness from becoming a problem.
There is also the bend radius to think about. Specifically, you should consider it alongside the wall thickness. A relationship exists between how thick the walls are and the minimum bend radius you can obtain. This is vital. The reason why is that it is possible for tubes to fail. This is when the radius isn’t large enough compared to the wall thickness.
Material elongation value
Next, we have the material elongation value. You can describe elongation as being the variations between the ultimate tensile strength and yield strength of your material. A huge variation means a considerable elongation. This results in superior formability properties.
Other facts to remember
There is something else you should know about alterations. It is that they usually demand that you obtain a tight radius. Because the outside wall comes to be thinner, the outcome could be a distorted product. To stop this, it is a good idea to use a mandrel that supplies support.
When working with stainless steel tubes, some of them demand 50% more power. This is when you compare to carbon steels. Since this is the case, you must set up your machinery appropriately.
Get in touch with us to talk about tube reduction
At Multiform Tubes, we can use tube alteration techniques in tandem with a multitude of materials. In addition to stainless steel, the list includes brass, copper, aluminium, and titanium.
We are professionals in our field, so contact us today if you wish to know about tube reduction or any other type of manipulation. We are happy to advise you.