Working With Round Aluminum Tubing
When working with customers, we often hear people use the terms “tubing” and “pipe” interchangeably as they describe hollow, round aluminum stock. However, as experts we know that the two are not the same. Typically, our customers are referring to the dimensions of round aluminum tubing, which we offer in standard sizes, as well as custom extrusions for all types of applications.
You will find round aluminum tubing being used for all types of products from commercial railings, airplanes and boats to store displays and fixtures. Aluminum is naturally resistant to corrosion and has a great strength to weight ratio. Extruded aluminum tubing can be finished in a variety of ways to create a custom look.
Bending and Shaping
Aluminum is a naturally soft alloy and when extruded in the shape of round aluminum tubing, it is relatively easy to bend.
At Eagle Mouldings we offer full bending and fabrication services. Our fab team has years of experience and will work with you to ensure the finished product meets your exact requirements.
When cutting round aluminum tubing, check for the presence of burrs. Burrs are the irregularly shaped and sometimes sharp shards that are left on the edge after cutting aluminum and may need to be removed. This can be done by hand with a fine-tooth metal file, but this is a time-consuming task. As with bending and shaping, we offer precision cutting and deburring services.