At its most basic, ram tube end forming, or end finishing is done to change a tube’s shape. The end forming process can encompass a wide range of options like ram forming, flaring, expanding, reducing, IO sizing, and even beading.
What is Ram Forming?
Ram tube end forming most often requires one end of a tube to be held in place with clamps, while a ram forming tool is used to form the end of the tube. The ram-forming tool compresses the stationary tube down towards the clamp dies to form the end.
Ram forming is used to form both non-symmetrical and symmetrical shapes. When ram forming, the typical tool set includes vice jaws and ram nose. Ram forming also moves the material being formed a greater distance and reduces splitting compared to segment sizing tools.
A Complete Ram Forming Solution
Capable of accommodating a minimum tube size of OD 1” with a maximum of OD 6”, the 150 MULTI STRIKE Ram Former is a heavy-duty solution that makes extreme tube end expansions possible.
A four-post design delivers rock-solid clamping, distributing the clamping force more evenly and eliminating part slippage during the forming process.
This machine is ideal for tube flares and large expansion end forming!
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