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These processes, also known as tube fabricating, take place after the initial tube forming from raw metal materials in order to customize the tubing to better fit the intended application. Performed on shapes such as square, rectangular or round, tube end forming processes can also be used on various tubing diameters and lengths. Read More…

Tube End Forming Tube end forming refers to the various processes that are used to shape, cut, bend or enlarge the inside or outside ends of tubing.
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Apple Valley, CA  |  760-948-4220

Founded in 1959, Tube Bending Technology has its roots in the Apollo space program. With such a legacy, we take quality, performance and customer satisfaction very seriously. Our custom tubing services include tube bending and coiling, end finishing, processing, machining, welding/brazing, helium leak detection and more.

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New Berlin, WI  |  800-879-4418

Founded in 1990, Sharpe Products is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company specializing in industrial and commercial pipe and tube bending, laser cutting, end-forming or other custom fabrication services. In addition, we offer a robust line of architectural handrail fittings and accessories such as brackets, connectors, disks, end-caps, flanges, newel caps and spheres.

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Sharpe Products $$$

Hanover, PA  |  717-632-4150

Since our inception in 1970 we have been manufacturing an extensive line of tube fabrication products for our ever growing customer base worldwide. We have made it our mission to exceed our customers’ expectations with every encounter in hopes of turning first time customers into lifelong connections! To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; visit our website or get in touch via telephone or email!

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Leonhardt Manufacturing $$$

Maquoketa, IA  |  563-652-5165

Dynamic Tube has been in continuous operation in Maquoketa, IA since 1976. Centrally located in the American Midwest, we’ve been a trusted supplier of fabricated tubing parts working for leading OEMs in the Heavy Machinery industry for 40+ years. Dynamic Tube takes pride in delivering true value to our Customers. Dynamic Tube Inc. is an ISO 9001-2015 certified company. We are looking for our next great partnership, contact us today for a quote.

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Dynamic Tube, Inc $$$

Holland, OH  |  419-866-8000

Woodsage Industries has over 30 years of experiences in bar and tube fabrication. We stay innovative my acquiring the latest machines and technology so we can meet the ever changing needs of our customers and prospects. We provide services such as rotary swaging, bar stock cutting and mandrel tube bending to a wide ranger of industries including motorcycle and lawn & garden care.

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Woodsage $$$

Dayton, OH  |  800-334-7327

Production Tube Cutting, Inc. works hard to solve your manufacturing problems through value-added engineering and providing you with simpler, lower-cost solutions. Through years of experience, continuous education, the latest equipment and a small, highly-trained staff, Production Tube Cutting, Inc. is your source for superior, custom tube fabrication and your edge for tubular solutions.

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Many industries benefit from tube end forming for diverse applications such as: automotive and aerospace, for power transmission applications including fuel lines and exhaust pipes; industrial manufacturing, for applications such as hydraulic cylinders and heat exchangers; retail, for point of purchase (POP) displays; and construction and architecture, for hardware such as grab bars, handrails and floor flanges.

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There is a wide range of metals used in tube end forming process, although some metals have proved more difficult to use than others. Some commonly used materials include steel, stainless steel and copper, while some aluminum alloys can make tube end forming quite difficult. Some advantages that tube end forming processes can offer include: enhanced tube strength, improved connectivity to other components, such as a hose with tube flaring, and increased sealing capabilities.

While there are numerous tube end forming processes, flanging, beading, expansion or reduction, flattening and chamfering are among the most common. At its most basic, tube end forming alters the shape of the tube's end in some manner beneficial to its intended application; thus, all of these processes are for customization of the tube. For instance, tube flanging is done to create a projection around the end of the tube either for increased strength or in order to attach to another component. This process is less expensive than the alternative method of welding of flanges onto pipes or tubing. Tube beading is also used to create a method of attachment to other components.

There are two main types: rotary beading, which can be used for o-rings or to connect hoses, and compression beading, which is used for sporting goods and lawn equipment. Tube expansion and tube reduction both serve to alter the size of the end of the tube. The purpose of this process is to better fit the tube to the attachment, such as connecting to fluid lines in a hydraulic system.

Tube flattening is used to create a way to easily fasten tube assemblies to the tube; thus, the ends are then trimmed and a hole is pierced for attachment. Lastly, tube chamfering is probably the least common of the five, and is used to create beveling within the end of the tube that allows for easy attachment to certain components.

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