Custom Tube Beading Services
A versatile end forming technique that can be applied to a variety of industrial applications. In conjunction with an o-ring, for example, beaded joints can be used to interconnect exhaust tubes or low pressure fuel lines. Beads can also be used to dampen vibration in solid lines or to increase the effectiveness of the seal when a rubber or fabric sleeve is clamped to a metal duct. Typical applications include low pressure air, exhaust, and liquid systems in automotive, appliance and boating fields. Beads are formed within the tight specifications called for in MS33660 or AS5131, for example. A compression bead has more of a commercial application than a standard bead and does not keep as tight of a tolerance. Compression beads typically act as a stop or as a means of containing another part within an area on the tube. This type of bead is created by compressing two sides of the tube together, while leaving a small open space for the tube to collapse into. You can alter the width of the bead slightly by setting the distance of compression. Typical applications include athletic, lawn and garden, and personal sporting goods equipment.