Materials Used: All metals for low-pressure applications.
Machines/Processes Used: Mandrel bending and roll-form bending. Bend “1D” (tight radius). Dual tube bending (tube within a tube while maintaining flow).
Minimums/Maximums: Single-piece to moderate production (1000/month)
Sizes: 6″ outside diameter 11 gage tube or 4″ schedule 160 pipe
Possible Applications: All low-pressure applications where casting is too heavy or costly. Product development, mass-customization in engine upfits, specialty vehicles, marine and yacht, engine exhaust, generators, architectural or interior design, display projects, cleaning equipment from car washes to commercial dishwashers.
Stainless Steel Tubes: 316 stainless, 304 stainless is most common. 400 series not stocked, but can be ordered with tube bending service
When researching tube bending companies, you might ask yourself, what exactly does ISO certified mean? To be ISO compliant, a company must follow the rules of an International Organization for Standardization. Also, an ISO certification proves that the company is following international standards. In the case of Detroit Tube Products, they are ISO certified with the American Systems Registrar, LLC or ASR.
Detroit Tube Products ISO certification is ISO 9001:2015. This means Detroit Tube Products follows all International Quality System Standards. When looking for any type of tube bending company, you should always make sure they are an ISO Certified Manufacturer.
Tube flaring is a type of forming operation, known usually as work hardening which is the strengthening of a metal or polymer by plastic deformation. Also, the strengthening occurs by dislocation movements and generation within the material’s crystal structure. Also, flare nut is then used to secure the flared tube’s tapered end to the fitting producing a strong seal.
Flanging heat causes the tubing wall to curve outward at a 90-degree angle from the machine’s direction. In addition, tube flanging is often used for applications with over molding, the process of adding an additional layer of material over an already existing part, due to the powerful mechanical bond between the flanged tube and over molded object.