TPT July 2017
BENDING, FORMING & SWAGING
What may the customer of a state-of-the-art tube mill confidently expect of these specialities?
even hand-finishing. But it is regularly achieved by companies such as those whose names appear in this section of Tube & Pipe Technology. Without sacrificing in the smallest degree the benefits won by computerisation, they have effectively erased the distinction between high- volume output and product that suggests the presence of an artisan.
At the very least: bending without kinking; end forming with minimal material loss; and no distortion of outside and inside diameters during swaging.
In many industries, that degree of finesse would be associated with customised craftsmanship –
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