The tube swaging process

Alongside our pipe bending and manipulation services, we also specialise in tube swaging. Tube swaging, also known as pipe swaging, is a technique which is used to alter the appearance and shape of a tube. While this is often done for aesthetic reasons, it is also often carried out for practical reasons.

In construction and manufacturing, swaging is commonly used to create grooves or ridges in the tube, enabling it to be connected to something else to meet certain requirements. One of the places that you’ll find swaging is on an outdoor tap – the ridge at the outlet is designed to enable easy connection with a hosepipe.

The term tube swaging also refers to reducing the end of a tube to slot, interconnect or fit with another tube, regardless of whether or not there is a groove for attachment. This can involve rounding of the end to bring it to a close, often called a bullet end or bullet tip, or just reducing the diameter or thickness of the tube. A specific pattern or design can also be placed onto a tube as part of tube swaging for aesthetic purposes.

We are one of the UK’s first choices for tube swaging, bending and manipulation services and have a great reputation within the industry for providing quality work at reasonable prices. Whether you need assistance in public transportation fittings, furniture, refrigeration, railings barriers, or any other tubular product we are able to help and deliver a fully comprehensive service.

If you would like to enquire about what we can do for you, we have a highly knowledgeable team that are on hand to assist. Simply call or email us and we will be able to provide you with something to suit your exact requirements. Whether it’s a one-off service you require for a particular engineering project or on-going support, guidance and tube supplies for your business, make Multiform your first stop.