Tube End Reduction

Similar to tube tapering (which is tube end reduction over a longer, angled length) tube end reduction can be performed on either rotary reducing machines or hydraulic end formers. The latter, using a static forming die and clamps can form tubes up to a 5.5″ diameter which is far greater than that of rotary swaging
Rotary reduction however has other benefits. These are:
  • No interruption to the grain structure of the parent material.
  • Work piece can be of a hot or warm condition. Ideal for heavy wall components.
  • Tube layering. Tubes of different metals can be reduced one onto another creating a ‘sandwich’ effect.


  • Max start for tube end reduction 5.5″
  • Max wall thickness for tube end reduction 5mm (unless hot rotary)

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