TUBE & POLE MANIPULATION SERVICES

TUBE TAPERING

  • Maximum starting diameter 65mm
  • Maximum wall thickness 2mm
  • Maximum taper length 1200mm
Tube can be formed to a tapered section by rotary swaging method, feeding the start tube, that being the larger diameter into the machine and forming a taper in increments of 330mm. A tapered tube can be produced up to 1200mm long.

TUBE END EXPANSION

  • Maximum starting diameter 65mm
  • Maximum wall thickness 2mm
  • Maximum taper length 1200mm
Tube can be expanded by means of end forming, the start size being a maximum of 150mm. Expansion of the tube will result in the wall thickness thinning slightly. Tube end forming includes beading, coning, nozzling, expanding, and sleeving.

TUBE END FLARING

  • Maximum finished diameter 152mm
  • Maximum wall thickness 5mm
Tube can be flared out to a larger diameter using either a radiused or a straight plunger. This form can then be reduced to form a bead or machined for weld prepping. Tube end flaring can be carried out on most metals.

TUBE END REDUCTION

  • Maximum starting diameter 150mm
  • Maximum length of reduction unlimited
Tube can be reduced to a smaller diameter using either a radiused or a straight plunger. Tube end reduction can be carried out on most metals.

CHANGING TUBE END PROFILE

  • Square to round
  • Round to square
  • Square to hexagonal
Tube can be changed from square to round, round to square or even round to hexagonal in various metals

MICRO TUBE END FORMING

  • Maximum starting diameter 3mm
  • Maximum finishing diameter 0.5mm
End forming can be carried out on tube of 3mm and below, reducing the diameter to a minimum of 0.25mm in various metals. Wire can also be worked on depending on its hardness.

TUBE CENTRE REDUCTION

  • Maximum starting diameter 0.5mm
  • Maximum finishing diameter 4mm
Tube can be reduced to a smaller diameter using either a radiused or a straight plunger. Tube end reduction can be carried out on most metals.

Metals Processed

  • Mild Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Titanium
  • Brass

Additional Facilities

  • Band Sawing
  • Circular Sawing
  • Drilling
  • Grinding
  • Turning
  • Induction Heating (maximum diameter 150mm)

 If you would like to know more about our Tube & Pole Manipulation services please complete our brief enquiry form or call us on 0121 553 2364 for an informal chat.