Tube Swaging

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Unlike forging which uses heat to mold the tubing, tube swaging is cold-worked under high pressure, and is basically a deformation of the tube or pipe to attach to another tube or pipe and form its final shape. A mechanical or hydraulic tool compresses and reshapes the fitting, creating a permanent join between the previously unattached parts. Read More…

Tube Swaging Swaging is the process of using pressure to adjust the diameter of tube endings, usually for the purpose of attaching them to pipe fittings or cables.
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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  |  262-649-3807

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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Oshkosh, WI  |  920-231-5590

Wald Wire & Manufacturing offers wire fabricating, bending and welding, as well as zinc plating, chrome plating and powder coating. We manufacture wire racks, refrigerator racks, ceiling fan guards and more.

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Wald Wire & Manufacturing Company $$$

East Palestine, OH  |  800-496-1364

Unity Tube provides custom bending, coiling and fabrication services. From single piece prototypes to high volume production, we can do it all. Besides manufacturing helically wound finned tubing with a range of fit-to-tube attachment methods, we also offer precise tube forming and have the capabilities to design, cut, drill, flare, deburr, paint, finish and weld a quality product for you.

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Unity Tube, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-745-0116

AWC Industries is your one stop source for metal fabrication and finishing. Specializing in tube fabrication and finishing as well as sheet metal and wire processes, our experienced engineers provide the quality craftsmanship you deserve using state of the art CNC machining. AWC we believe that outstanding customer service has and will always be the key to our continuing success.

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AWC Industries $$$

Portland, OR  |  800-503-5060

AMPCO provides quality custom tube and pipe bending services with seamless and wrinkle-free bends, as well as multiple bends and compound tooling. Our machines and technicians can handle tube diameters from 5/8” to 8” so call us today if you need one or 1,000 parts, and we’ll go to work for you.

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Tube swaging is one of the many specialized services of tube fabricating, and should be done by qualified personnel. Many industries require the use of pipes and tubing, and thus require the ability to connect tubes to create a flow system. Swaging and flaring tools easily merge wires and pipes, bending and fitting individual pieces together to create sealed joins.

Radial hammering is a process used to compress the pipes, adjusting the shape and diameter of the tube under repeated pressure. Tube diameters can be reduced in order to be fed through the die block and prepared for attachment. Tube flaring, a similar process to swaging, creates a funnel shape at the end of a tube that matches the fitting or component it is to be attached to.

Wires and pipes are easily joined together through the process of swaging as it bends and fits individual sections together to create a cohesive system. With the complicated system of tubes in many appliances and machines, it is important the ends of the tubes and piping fit together in a tight seal. Leaks can be hazardous and cause damage to the unit, and to the people using it.

Swaging is accomplished by using a tube die to compress one tube in order to reduce its diameter, it is then connected to another pipe or fitting and compressive force is applied to form a join. The inner diameter of the tube can be a different shape as a result of the compression. Swaging is the method commonly chosen for fabricating precious metals as there is no material lost during the process; rather it is simply a compression and reshaping of the existing material.

Tube swaging and tube end forming are used with various material alloys such as stainless steel, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper or brass. Common industries that utilize the process of tube swaging include aerospace, medical, automotive and commercial, and in a variety of commonly used machines and appliances.

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