Tube Swaging

Tube Swaging

Tube swaging is one of the many methods used for tube forming and shaping. At Detroit Tube Products, our company does tube forming of all types for various effects. So, what are the applications of swaging tubes? Furthermore, what goes into the swaging process?

The Use of Swaging Tubes

First of all, what are swaging tubes used for? These types of tubes find applications in industries such as medical, industrial, and aerospace. Swaging tubes are made into medical needles for vaccines, transfusions, and other medical procedures. In the aerospace industry, these tubes are found in landing gears and aircraft instruments. Other applications include:

  • Automotive
  • Furniture
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Bicycles and Motorcycles
  • Constructions

With so many applications, it is clear that tube swagging is an important fabrication method. However, what goes into this specific fabrication process?

Tube Swaging Process

The swaging process is a metal forming for precision forming tubes, rods, and other cylindrical pieces. It is a cold-forming operation that reduces the outside and inside diameters of a tube. A mechanical and hydraulic tool compresses and reshapes the fitting. The fabrication process is similar to flaring. Both processes do not lose material and open up the end of the tube. 

However, there is a difference.  While flaring and flanging do change the diameter, swaging makes a cylindrical shape from the initial diameter. As a result, the swaging process creates a deeper funnel in a flute-like shape. Furthermore, the swagging process is excellent for hard and soft metals. These fundamental differences are why Detroit Tube Product uses tube swagging in tube fabrications. 

Tube Swaging at Detroit Tube Products

Since 1911, Detroit Tube Products has provided tube fabrications for a variety of industries. Our services include tube bending, shaping, and assemblies. Whether you are looking for basic tube fabrications or something unique, Detroit Tube Products has over a century of experience in this industry.

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