Small Diameter Stainless Steel Tubing Fabricator

Precision Tube Bending, Coiling, Forming

Precision Tube Bending, Forming and Coiling

Tube bending allows for the creation of complex geometries and customized designs without the need for additional joining components like fittings or connectors. Tube bending capabilities and services offered at New England Small Tube range from performing a simple 90° elbow to complex parts with compound bends and multiple planes. Precision tube bending requires tight control over the tolerances for the bend radius, the tube wall thickness, and other geometric parameters. Tight control is essential to ensure that the bent tubes meet exacting customer design specifications. NEST’s decades of experience bending stainless steel tubing will ensure that our results meet your specifications every time.

Bending, Forming and Coiling Processes

Both bending and coiling require specialized machinery, skill and expertise to achieve all desired results without compromising the integrity and properties of the stainless steel itself. Factors such as the grade of the stainless steel, the tube diameter, wall thickness, and bend radius are carefully considered to ensure that the final product meets the required specifications and performance standards. NEST is highly experienced and follows industry standards to maintain the quality and integrity of the stainless steel tubing during the bending, forming and coiling processes.

Tube forming encompasses a broader range of processes, including bending, but also includes other operations like flaring, swaging, expanding, and end-forming. These processes are used to change the shape and configuration of the tube, often altering its cross-section or diameter in addition to bending.

Expert Tube Bending & Fabrication

Each tube bend is created by using custom fixtures made specific to the outside diameter of the tube and the radius of the bend. This process provides smooth uniform tube bends with minimal distortion. Because the performance of your part is key.

Whether it's done manually or automatically, we can provide the small diameter tube bend you need for your design with a process that is easily repeatable. NEST can offer clean, smooth tube bends in sizes ranging from .375" OD down to .016" OD.

Keep in mind while designing your part, that the wall thickness can have an impact on the performance of the tube bend. Tubing with a wall that's too thin or too heavy stands the chance of crimping or even collapsing depending on the radius called out. In many cases, this can be prevented by keeping your bend radius greater than twice the outside diameter of the tube. Special requirements can typically be accommodated as well.

Call us today at (603)429-1600to learn how New England Small Tube can lower the costs for your stainless steel tubing, probes and specialty needles and also shorten lead times for your application.