Tube flaring is a type of forging operation, known usually as work hardening which is the strengthening of a metal or polymer by plastic deformation. 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 overmolding, 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 overmolded object.
Tube flaring improves accessibility to the interior of the tubing. This is to facilitate insertion of tools, stents, wires, et cetera. Also, tube flares can be formed to create easier pathways to insert wires, optical fibers, and other instruments into the inside of the extrusion.
Tube flanging is a modification frequently used to facilitate the attachment of tubings to fittings to provide an end to the tubing. Further more, each of the different types of flanges have different applications.
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