Tube Pipe Bending Services in Fort Worth, TX
Rolling is a metal-forming process where metal stock travels through pairs of rollers which reduce the thickness of the metal and ensure uniformity.
At Holloway Steel Services, we use a ‘cold-rolling’ process as opposed to a ‘hot-rolling’ process with our Tube Rolling. With cold rolling, the temperature of the metal is below what is called its’re-crystallization temperature’ (usually at room temperature). This allows for an increase in the strength of the metal by plastic deformation. During this time the crystal structure of the material is intentionally affected, increasing the strength up to 20%. Cold-rolling will process the most tonnage out of all cold-working processes.
Tube Bending and Pipe Bending
Tube or pipe bending is a general term referring to metal-forming processes used to fabricate industrial piping or tubing. The terms ‘tube’ and ‘pipe’ are used interchangeably, though minor differences between the two, exist. It should be pointed out that pipe is mainly used as a conduit for moving materials such as gasses, liquids or other like materials. Tubing is purposed for structural needs. Also, pipe is sized by its interior diameter while tubing is measured by its exterior diameter. Bending can produce a V-shape, U-shape or channel shape in sheet- metal.
At Holloway Steel Services we use a mandrel system where plastic blocks are introduced inside the tube, while it is being bent. This does two things:
- It provides the tube with reinforced interior support which controls wrinkling and distortion and
- It allows for the exertion of extra bending force on thicker tubes that can be more challenging to shape.
The plastic blocks we use have the capacity to flex and adjust according to the bend. We can roll tubing, as follows:
- Square Tubing: 1/2” to 14”
- Rectangular Tubing: 1” to 14” (the Hard Way) and 1” to 20” (the Easy Way)
Holloway Steel Services can also roll ½” pipe up to 12” pipe. Our plate shop can roll plate into a cylinder and fabricate a piece of straight pipe to any diameter.
Holloway Steel Tube Pipe Bending Services
Because Holloway Steel Services cold-rolls our tubing as opposed to heat-rolling, we offer a much more cost-effective process. This puts us in a position to pass that savings onto our Fort Worth consumers.
Holloway has been in the steel services business for almost 45 years. We are experts in the cold-rolling method for tube and pipe bending.
General contractors, architects and the general public in the Fort Worth area appreciate our professional insight. We help our clients save time, effort and money.
At Holloway, we have the expertise to get the job done, and done right! If you find yourself in a time-crunch, we provide break-in services to meet those crucial deadlines. Our efforts at Holloway Steel Services cater to customer service and support. We guarantee unrivaled dependability and attention to your order.
Our cutting-edge equipment and experienced team-members ensure a seamless process from the start of fabrication to the pick-up or the delivery of your product, to your location.
Give us a call today, and we will be happy to discuss your steel-service needs!
Holloway Steel Services is one of the premier steel fabricators serving customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Lousiana, Colorado, Arizona and nationwide.