You should use mild steel tubes for component manufacture

We work hard to deliver quality tubular products to customers in a variety of industries. Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd is a market leader because we can use so many different techniques to provide unique items. This includes things like tube drilling, bending, and end forming. So, if you need to adapt standard tubes, we can give you everything you need.

What is mild steel tubing?

Tube drillingThe great thing about metal tubing is there are so many options. This includes different steels, titanium grades, aluminium alloys, and more. Mild steel is one of the most popular though. It is utilised to produce all sorts of components.

Mild steel tube as feedstock is a great example. There are several benefits to employing these tubes as feedstock when creating circular, hollow parts. Of course, pricing is one of the first details to consider. The cost of mild steel tube, as well as solid bar, is determined by weight. As a result, it is critical to understand the amount of raw material you are going to need to generate any given component. In many instances, the tube is far cheaper to acquire and needs less machining time.

Depending on what component it is you are creating, it might be possible to secure a tube with near the same thickness and diameter. This will allow you to minimise the level of boring or turning you have to do to prepare the tubes.

Another fact about mild steel tubes is that you can subject them to a multitude of heat treatments. This includes surface hardening, tempering, and normalising. As a result, they can cater for more needs. We can also offer our extensive range of services, including tube drilling, for products that have had these treatments.

How does mild steel solid bar compare to the tubes?

People often wonder whether they should use steel plate or solid bar to create hollow components. Starting with the plates can offer several benefits. This includes lower overall manufacturing time, lower machine cycles, and easier set-up of every part. You will be able to experience some impressive savings with the costs, particularly of machine maintenance, overhead, and labour.

The thing to keep in mind is that mild steel bar will need boring to create hollow components. This can take a great deal of time, requires the use of advanced machinery, and requires more labour. There can also be more waste. The only advantage is you can have tubing without a weld seam.

Come to us for first class results with tube drilling and more

At Multiform Tubes Engineering Ltd, we use specialist equipment in order to gain the best results. With it and our skilful engineers, you will receive high quality bespoke components. Moreover, we take care to minimise issues like turning to deliver a great surface finish.

So, if we can be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our tube drilling is efficient and cost effective. It can save you the job and mean you have pre-drilled parts ready for assembly.