Capabilities

Tube Manufacturing

We offer our clients in the aerospace, automotive, biotech, medical, and military industries the best in tube manufacturing technology. We feature all the leading tube drawing methods, including tube sinking, stationary, floating, semi-floating plug drawing, pilger, and drawn over mandrel. You are no longer restricted to the industry standard tempers of annealed, 1/8 hard, 1/2 hard, and full hard. We offer custom tempers, sizes and surface finishes, all while maintaining the highest levels of precision available during every step of the process. All of our dies and mandrels are custom manufactured on site, so you can be sure all of the tools we use are held to our high standards of excellence.

Our facility allows us to create tubing in a large number of sizes, tempers, tolerances, shapes, and surface finishes. We assess every project on an individual basis to decide which of our various techniques will produce the best product based on your specific requirements. From start to finish, the drawing of your tubes is uniquely yours.

Our flexibility with using both imperial and metric units makes things more flexible on our clients’ end as well. No matter what industry you are in, we can manufacture tubes to your specifications without any difficulty.

Tube Methods' extensive testing processes, which include both destructive and non-destructive testing, make sure that your tubing will be drawn to meet or exceed your industry's toughest standards and specifications.

If you want to learn more about our tube drawing capabilities, please see the details below or contact one of Tube Methods' knowledgeable representatives.


Tube Manufacturing Capabilities

Drawing Method
Computer-Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machines
Hydroforming
Tube Sinking
Pilger
Stationary Mandrel (Fixed Plug) Drawing
Floating Mandrel (Floating Plug) Drawing
Semi-Floating Mandrel (Tethered Plug) Drawing
Drawn over Mandrel
Alloys
20
188
200
201
214
230
304
304-L
310
316
316-H
316-L
316-LVM
317-L
347H
321
347
403
410
430
446
600
601
625
718
800-HT
825
902
904-L
4130
A-286
B3
C-2000
C-22
C-276
Hastelloy X
HR-160
IN-102
K-MONEL
L-605
Monel 400
MP35N
NITI
X-750
Tempers
Annealed
1/8 Hard
1/4 Hard
1/2 Hard
Full Hard
Custom tempers available to achieve special tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, or mechanical properties over a specified range.
Body Cross Section
Elliptical
Flat Oval
Round
Square
ID and/or OD Shaped
All shapes can be stepped
Fabrication Features
Burrless Cutting
Chamfer
Flare
Electrolytic Cutting
EDM
CNC Machining
End Forming
Punched
Hydro Forming
Flanging
High Pressure
High Purity
Sanitary
Environmental Properties
Corrosion Resistance
Electrical Resistance
Moisture Resistance
Rust Resistance
Production Volume
Min
1 unit

Specialty
Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run
High Volume
Large Run
Long Run
Max
1,000,000 units
Tool Room
Manufacture all dies and mandrels
In-house tool makers
Grinding
Wire EDM
Die Sink EDM
CNC machining
Destructive Testing
Carbon Content
Chemistry
Elongation
Flange
Flare
Flatten
Grain Size
Micro Hardness
Microstructure
Rockwell
Tensile Test
Ultimate Strength
Yield Strength
Non-Destructive Testing
Borescope
Chemistry Verification
Cleanliness
CMM
Concentricity
Eccentricity
Eddy Current
Fluid Dye Penetrant
Heidenhain Wall Thickness
Hydrostatic
Laser Micrometer
Liquid Dye
Magnetic Particle
Penetrant
Pneumatic
Surface Roughness
Permeability
Straightness
Ultrasonic
Wall Run Out
Additional Services Provided
Brazing
Centerless Grinding
Cutting
Deburring
Drilling
End Trimming
Grinding
Laser Cutting
Machining
Polishing
Special Packaging
Stenciling
Welding
Industry Focus
Aerospace
Automotive
Biotech
Chemical
Chromatography
Environmental
Heavy Equipment
Laboratory Equipment
Medical
Military
Pharmaceutical
Semiconductor
Industry Standards
ANSI
AS
ASME
ASTM
ISO
Mil-T Spec
NIST
AMS
GE
LCS
Pratt Whitney
File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)
BMP
DXF
GIF
IGES
JPG/JPEG
PDES
PDF
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
STEP
TIFF