Tube Reduction

At Multiform Tubes Ltd we have many years experience in tube manufacturing. We produce tubes for a wide range of industries including furniture, automotive, heating, fabrication, construction, shop fittings and medical sectors. We can produce tubes in a wide spectrum of materials from mild steel/ERW, stainless steel, food grade stainless steel, hydraulic tube, copper, aluminium, titanium and brass. Each of these different materials gives a different specification of strength, durability and appearance. Our tubes can be manufactured in round, square and oval shapes allowing the widest range of use for our hardwearing tubes.

At Multiform Tubes Ltd we are specialists in tube bending and tube manipulation. Our manipulation services cover a range of manipulations including tube reduction. Tube reduction is similar to tube tapering in which the tube is reduced in size towards the end of the tube. Tube end reduction can be useful in a range of applications including providing internal and external flush joints and many more uses.

Tube end reduction is usually performed on either rotary reducing machines or hydraulic end formers. Rotary reduction has many benefits including no interruption to the grain structure, ensuring no loss in integral strength. The work pieces can be in a hot or warm condition making them ideal for heavy wall components. Rotary reduction also can tube layer, in which tubes of different materials can be reduced together creating a sandwich effect, which can increase strength while allowing use of certain materials. Hydraulic end forming used a static forming die and clamps with can form tubes up to a 5.5″ diameter which is far greater than what can be achieved by rotary reducing. With both reduction techniques wall thickness can go up to 5mm, unless reduction is by hot rotary.

We are experts in our field of tube bending and manipulation, with many years experience in our field we aim to complete any job we get to the highest of standards, ensuring quality of work and excellent customer service.