Micro tube end forming


Techniswage-small-parts-areaTechniswage expanded the range of capabilities and can now offer micro tube end forming in order to develop the customer base across new diverse market sectors.

Paul Fellows, Director at Techniswage, had to say: “Swaging is a forming operation used to reduce the outside and inside diameter of a tube. And although we have always undertaken micro forming work, which we class as working on tubes below a 3mm diameter, we have never done so in an official capacity.  Looking to the future, we can see there is growth potential with the medical, electronics and nuclear markets, and as such we made the decision to invest in a dedicated area to develop an organised, clean and efficient process which meets the exacting requirements of these market sectors.”

Techniswage is able to form micro tubes out of most metals including copper, brass, stainless or mild steel and can manipulate tubes as small as 1mm in diameter and reduce tubes to just 0.2mm in diameter using hydraulic and rotary methods. By offering this new process, the company now able to produce component parts which can then be used in a variety of products including blood testing needles, meat probes and even throttle linkage pins for jet engines. “We believe that having this dedicated area demonstrates our commitment to working to the highest of standards within micro tube end forming”, Paul concluded.