Stainless Steel Automotive Tube Expansion

Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd is a specialist business that provides a host of essential tube services. We’ve worked hard to become one of the UK’s most flexible experts. It is because of techniques like stainless steel automotive tube expansion that we have been able to do this. The reputation we have is outstanding. You can use our skills to create anything you need for your vehicles.

What is tube expansion?

Stainless Steel Automotive Tube ExpansionInterestingly, it is a series of approaches to open the tube end. There are two options, ram forming expansion and using a hydraulic die. Both methods enable people to use tubes in all kinds of interesting ways, so they are very useful. You can gain a snug, leakproof fit onto other tubing, fixtures, fittings, and more.

The ram forming method involves using a dedicated, tapered die that serves as a mould. Major pressure forces the die into the tube’s end. Afterwards, this retracts out, leaving an expanded tube end. The die will be a specific diameter and size so you can obtain the level of expansion.

The second approach is a bit different. Here you have an expanding die with segments that open and close. It gives you the ability to set the diameter. As a result, this technique provides far more flexibility in regards to range and size. You are able to open the hydraulic die as little or as much as you desire.

While we specified stainless steel automotive tube expansion above, it is possible to do expansion on most metals. We can expand them up to 5/6mm in thickness and 150/160mm in diameter.

The automotive industry relies on tubing

Using our services, we can offer bespoke tubes to meet all kinds of needs in the automotive industry. We are able to supply products for use as steering components, bracing for extra strength, exhausts, and more. Due to the sheer amount of uses here, clients can gain a lot from using our service.

Some part examples

Let’s look at the vehicle components you can make using steel tubes in more detail.

Firstly we have sway bars. These form part of the suspension. It is their job to ensure things don’t roll too much during turns. Apart from this, they stabilise a car’s alignment by making certain the wheels aren’t lopsided. Both advantages supply greater traction whilst on the road. Not every vehicle comes with a sway bar. Saying this, it is especially useful for coaches, RVs and similar large vehicles.

CV joints also make use of tubes. The inner constant velocity joint links the transmission to the driveshaft. As for the outer joints, they connect the driveshaft to the wheels. The joints allow the wheels to drive at constant speeds whilst accommodating the suspension’s bounce. Without them, the vehicle is unable to operate.

Up next, we have the chassis. This is the skeleton of the vehicle and supports its weight. Many types of chassis exist, such as the ones primarily made of steel tubes.

You can also use steel tube to create vital systems. Examples include the exhaust and HVAC, as well as the coolant circulation system.

We can handle stainless steel automotive tube expansion

Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd is widely known for providing top tier services. We can adapt tubing in numerous ways to match a variety of needs. The service will always be exceptional. No matter what the task at hand is, our technicians can handle it. At the same time, we make sure you receive adequate customer service.

So, if you need our stainless steel automotive tube expansion services or anything else, feel free to contact us. We can cater for any needs, including prototype parts.