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They are usually cylindrical, or round, but the cross-sections, or joinings may vary in shape according to application. Read More…

Tube Fabricating Tube fabricating is the process of shaping, bending, enlarging or cutting tubes to work with parts and products. Tubes can be made from all types of metals such as aluminum, brass, bronze or copper, and they can range greatly in diameter and length.
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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.

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Tube Bending Technology $$$

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 $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-798-4504

Chicago Metal Rolled Products is a tube fabricator specializing in tube bending, pipe bending, beams, channels, rolling, and we offer tube assemblies and pipe coils. Our sheet metal pipe fabrication includes welding and lockseaming. We provide the best in service, quality, delivery and value.

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Warren, MI  |  586-775-0244

Established in 1967, Tube-Co. offers precision tube cutting capabilities. We currently process fabricated tubular assemblies including bending and end forming. We are ISO 9001/2000 certified, and we are committed to quality, service and customer satisfaction.

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TubeCo. Inc. $$$

Dayton, OH  |  937-233-8300

JBK Manufacturing is a supplier of precision CNC machined parts and fabrications. Since our founding in 1981, our customer base has expanded from an aerospace contract to include a host of commercial and industrial markets, defense, energy, oil, and paper industries.

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JBK Manufacturing & Development Co. $$$

Lisle , IL  |  800-739-9130

Here at Zeman Manufacturing Company we offer a number of services and products including: tube bending, tube end forming, tube assembly, tube cutting, hypodermic tube fabrication, tube coiling, tube swaging, lubricating oil cups, metal tube spacers and custom miniature headers. If you have any specialized requests then give one of our representatives a call today! Please visit our website if you would like more information!

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Zeman Manufacturing Company $$$
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Fabricating is not the forming of tubing from raw materials, but rather includes: annealing, flattening, coating, buffing, sizing, welding, notching, piercing etc existing tubing to meet specific needs. These highly specialized processes require specialized equipment, especially as tubing is often a crucial component of an operation. Tubing is a common feature in many different fields and choosing a particular type includes considering factors such as dimension, performance, opacity, strength.

Consumer items such as steel handrails, bars, bicycle frames, tent frames, displays and furniture use tubing. Industrial and manufacturing industries use hydraulic pipes in applications such as automotive fuel lines, exhaust pipes, hydraulic cylinders, and shell and tube heat exchangers.

Other examples of tubing formed include floor flanges and pipe elbows. Plumbing, engines, machinery, fluid transportation, HVAC processes are all further examples of areas in which tube is an important part and a further reason why precision fabrication is a valuable focus of tube manufacturers.

Types of machinery used in the process of tube fabricating use tube benders, mandrels for mandrel bending and tube swaging machines. These all require skilled engineers, operators and may require the assistance of CNC machines and CAD drawings. Tubing is often required to be very specific lengths and dimensions, and therefore using computerized equipment helps to eliminate human error and wastage. Cutting may include notching, punching or drilling.

Flaring and swaging are both cold working processes which expand the diameter of a certain length of tube or pipe, usually to make it capable of connecting with another tube. Hydraulic applications use tubing for a number of processes and it is important for the adjoining tubes to seal tightly to prevent escaping of air or pressure. Tube and pipe bending can be done by hand but is more often done by semi-automated and automated equipment which is faster and more precise than manual bending.

Using a mandrel prevents wrinkles on the interior of the tube around bends and corners and improves the overall quality of flow through the tubing. Tube rolling is the process of producing tubular parts through heat curing materials around a circular mold.

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