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Tube Fabrication & Joining

 
 

Tube Expansion and Indenting

Typically, an outside tube is indented providing a stop for an inside tube with an expanded line.
 

Threaded Connector (low cost)

These steel threaded connectors are placed into a tube with hydraulic forces. Once in, the design of the fins help keep the connector secure. While appropriate for many applications, these are not appropriate for higher stress applications.
 

Tube Notched Ends for Joining

By notching a tube end and intersecting with another tube using tube connectors at 90 degrees, a strong, cost effective joint is achieved. 
 

Solid Aluminum Bushing

We manufacture our own turned aluminum bushings in house. Each is made from a single piece of aluminum. They are press fit in. In most sizes of tubing (all but our smallest diameters), we drill holes in the tube and bushing after installation and secure the bushing in place with steel pins. Solid bushings offer the strongest possible connection outside of welding.
 

Tube Bending

Certain diameters and radii only.
 

Tube Piercing

For small runs, we can mill out slots or other irregular shapes in a tube. For larger runs, our in house toolmakers can manufacture a die which is much more efficient for production.
 

Swaging

An economical way to form leg ends, so one leg nests into another. A spring button can be an option. Swaging features close tolerances and provides great strength.  We are tooled up for 5/8", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" diameters. For other diameters - there is a one time, non-recurring setup charge. Available with and without optional Spring Button.
 

Spring Buttons

Can use to join telescopic tubes together when one fits into another.  Best with non-rotational tubing.
 

Strengthened Plastic 3-Way Snap Corners

Our 3-Way plastic corners for aluminum tubing are designed for our 1-1/4" tubing.  Rectangular and triangular 3-way corners. These can assemble to our tubing with spring buttons (removable) or rivets (permanent). This allows for the creation of light weight aluminum shapes and frames.
 

Plastic 3-Way Snap Corners Assemblies

 

Strengthened Plastic Snap "L"s and "T"s

We stock "L"s and "T"s for our 1" and 1-1/4" diameter tubing, and 3 way corners for triangular towers as well as rectangular towers for our 1-1/4" diameter tubing.
 

Welding

We have the ability to weld aluminum (to aluminum) and steel (to steel).


Tool and Die Rack

Automatic Screw Machining

Cross Cut Saw


Mig Welding


Laser Cutting



 
In-House Operations
  • Assembly
  • Automatic Screw Machining
  • Bending
  • Box Making
  • CAD Services
  • Cutting
  • Design & Engineering
  • Drilling
  • Forming
  • Imprinting
  • Laser Cutting
  • MIG & TIG Welding
  • Milling
  • Mitering
  • Notching
  • Piercing
  • Riveting
  • Spot Welding
  • Swaging
  • Threading
  • Tool & Die Making
  • Wireforming


Plus packing, packaging design
     and full logistical support.