Tube Forming and Machine, Inc. has an Engineering and Sales Department that can assist you in specifying your design requirements, from quote to product delivery, utilizing 2-D layout and 3-D solid modeling, we have the capability of assisting in your design process. Our state of the art CAD software is updated regularly to better serve you.
When determining your tube design specifications, it is suggested that you do not use bend radii smaller than 1.5 times the diameter of the tube, and, if possible, avoid placing radii near the tube end points.
Prints that identify bend radii and the straight centerline intersection points in an XYZ format tend to be the preferred of specifying tube geometry (see Figure 1). Also, including the tubing outside diameter, wall thickness, material type, and any unique features that the tube may have.
Electronic print file formats that we work with are:
- Autodesk Inventor
- DXF, IGES, STEP
- Graphic Files – TIFF, JGP, PDF, CGM, etc.