Custom Tubing

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A tube generally has a certain level of rigidity and permanence. This contrasts with the hose, which is generally flexible and portable. Read More…

Custom Tubing Tubing is a well-known term, referring to any hollow cylinder used to convey fluids or to protect electrical or optical cables and wires.

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Apple Valley, CA  |  760-948-4220

As tube fabrication experts, we can solve your fabrication problems with ease! We take our product quality seriously, as we started our company sourcing tube products for the Apollo project. Our company goal is to satisfy customers by offering high quality products, outstanding customer service, and affordable prices. Visit us online today to learn more!

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Tube Bending Incorporated $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  216-662-2000

As tube fabrication specialists, United Metal Fabricators supplies custom formed and fabricated tubular and pipe assemblies for the chemical, nuclear, aerospace and industrial sectors. United Metal Fabricators is known for its Quality, Service, Dependability and On-Time Delivery. Discover all the services and capabilities this experienced company has to offer.

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United Metal Fabricators, Inc. $$$

Davenport, IA  |  563-285-1914

Tube fabrication is our mainstay. Designing, engineering, tube cutting, tube bending, tube end forming, slotting, welding and CNC machining bring your project to realization. We maintain a diverse customer base—retail (fixtures, displays), sporting goods, medical, office furniture, automotive, agriculture.

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Superior Tube Products $$$

Troutdale, OR  |  800-547-2414

Since 1963, Tube Specialties Company has been the industry leader for Tube Bending, Pipe Bending, Tube Fabrication, Pipe Fabrication, Tube Punching, Tube Forming and Tube Welding; offering real solutions for the most complex tube requirements. With one of the most diverse steel fabrication plants in the United States, we are your complete fabrication company providing quality products and service.

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Tube Specialties Company (TSCO) $$$

Schofield , WI  |  800-283-8302

J & D Tube Benders is recognized as the fastest in tubeline fabrication. We supply hydraulic tube assemblies and manifolds, plus offer a number of in-house tube fabricating services: plating, coating, welding, brazing. Serving customers since 1971. Call us today! We are ISO 9001: 2000 certified.

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J & D Tube Benders Inc. $$$

Youngstown, OH  |  330-779-0263

RB Fabricators Inc. is a pipe bending and fabricating business. Our primary industry segments are steel, chemical, architectural, pneumatic and vacuum. Our headquarters is in Youngstown, Ohio which places us close to core producers and industries. We serve our customers with excellent products of high value in an efficient and timely manner.

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RB Fabricators Inc. $$$
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Tubing is quite similar to piping, and the names are sometimes used interchangeable, but what makes tubing different is that a tube generally has tighter engineering requirements than a pipe. Custom tubing is, as the name implies, tubing made specifically to fit certain applications and stipulations.

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Though generally cylindrical, tubing can be fabricated into square, rectangular and irregular shapes. Custom tubing comes in many forms, such as HSS square tubing, heavy wall tubing, welded steel tubing and long steel tubing. Providers may also cut, form and weld fabricated tubing to meet customer needs. They can also customize tubing length.

Metal tubing is often produced using carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminum. A tube manufacturer may choose to begin the process of customizing on a manual tube drawing machine. For medical and defense industries, cold form tube drawing is thought to be the best, as it yields the highest grain structure and tightest tolerances. Non-metal custom tubing comes in the form of plastics. Examples of these plastics are: PVP, polyurethane, nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene hytrel, fluoropolymer, TPR, viton, silicone, latex, butyl and nitrile.

These plastics have innumerable varying strengths and applications in custom tubing. Here is an elaboration on just a few of those listed: PVP tubing offers chemical, corrosion, abrasion and water resistance, and yields a rubber-like flexibility. With excellent flow characteristics and various construction options (ex. wire or braid reinforcement, rigid pipe, unreinforced), it has many applications. Possible applications include, but are not limited to, beverage transfer, chemical processing and transfer, mold coolant lines, dairy processing and filters.

Polyurethane sits apart from most thermoplastics as a material with both good chemical resistance and excellent weathering characteristics. It is an ideal choice for fuel lines. Other applications include abrasive powder transfer, hydraulic control systems, robotics, oxygen and gas lines and granular transfer. Lightweight, extremely flexible, and corrosion and abrasion resistant, nylon tubing works in air conditioning systems, compressed air, paint supply, laboratories and dispensing equipment.

Another major plastic tubing is silicone, which is widely used for medical tubing because it meets standards of cleanliness and non-toxicity. Silicone also lends itself well to electrical jobs, as it generally displays inertness towards U.V., radiation and ozone. It also holds up well against extreme temperature variations. Custom tubing, both metal or non-metal, has applications in virtually every industry, and with so many different materials and fabrication options, it is guaranteed to meet a customer's need.

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