When we say end forming, we really mean…
The term “end forming” is a broad term for a number of different processes. End forming, or end finishing, is any process that can be done to change a tube’s shape. This includes processes like ram forming, flaring, expanding, reducing, IO sizing, and beading.
How do you know which process is right?
When determining which end forming process to use it is often helpful to ask a few basic questions.
- What is the beginning tube shape? -Round, oval, and square are all common shapes.
- What is the final shape desired? – If you need the final shape to have a flare, then flaring is the obvious choice.
- What tolerance is required? - This will help determine how much a tube can be manipulated.
Each type of end forming process requires different tooling (and in some cases different machinery) and has its own set of advantages, limitations, and common applications. Tube size, material, and end use ultimately determine which process to use for a given application.
Which machine is used for end forming?
We offer a number of machine options for end forming applications. The 150 MULTI STRIKE Ram Former, however, is designed to be a complete ram forming solutions. Other end forming machines offered by Tube Form Solutions include:
- SOCO TF-80-E
- SOCO TF-80/2-E
- SOCO TF-80-IO
- SOCO TF-80/2-IO
- SOCO TF-80/2-IOE