Put simply, it is the process whereby metal tube ends are shaped or reduced in various configurations to help create a connection to another tube or hose-type component.
Any end shape is available, and we work with a variety of metals including Mild/Seamless & Stainless Steels; Aluminium; Titanium; Copper; Brass and Coated materials.
Our machine’s capabilities are:
Many building elements require tapped holes for assembly, which can create issues when using tubular materials.
Flow drilling helps overcome this by applying pressure to the metal material to soften it and then drilling through the surface to create a hole. Against traditional drilling methods, this produces a bush from the parent metal that helps to increase the wall’s thickness for a stronger connection point.
Flow drilling benefits:
Our swaging expertise is designed to help those in search of the possibility of gradually widening or reducing the width of a tube. With tube tapering, you can achieve constant and cylindrical diameters.
This is a cold-joining process that involves a two-die rotary hammering operation and our swaging machine. We start by feeding your metal tube into our machinery and then into dies to form a bottleneck shape that meets your specific requirements.
It is ideal if you want to insert one tube into another of the same width. We regularly provide this assistance to leisure and outdoor play providers for products including swing frames, bench pressing and weightlifting systems, cycle racks and trailer systems.
Our end forming capabilities spread across a breadth of shapes and designs.
When you add beads or bulges to a metal tube it enables you to secure attachments to other materials.
Our end forming services are less expensive than welding methods and will create a professional finish to your exact requirements.
We are also able to offer tube cutting services. Using a bandsaw, we can crop your tubes to length so they can be used for another application or service.
Our automated flattening skills means tubes can connect to a flat material with a nut and bolt or rivet. While also providing you with the flexibility to pierce, flatten and bend your desired specifications.
This is another one of our cold-joining processes that helps us join two pieces of metal together.
To ensure your finished product is secure and completed to a high quality, we can complete any of your drilling or piercing needs.
Our metal finishing techniques are what set us apart from our competitors. Designed to provide you with a perfect surface to work with and present to the public eye, the team always works to go above and beyond.