Flaring and flanging are completed with very similar processes but typically serve very different purposes.
Both forms are produced by forcing a die into the open end of the tube. Depending on the material, the amount of flaring or flanging is limited by the wall thickness. The typical increase in outside diameter is 30-40%, but other results can be achieved with special requests. Different materials will react differently during the flaring process as well.
Think flaring or flanging might be the solution for your project? Call us today at (603)429-1600 to discuss your application and how New England Small Tube can help you!