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j s

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How is seamless metal tubing made?
« on: 16/10/2008 09:02:32 »
j s  asked the Naked Scientists:

Chris et al,

I have a question of geometry and industrial processes:  How do they make seamless metal tubing?  Is Scarborough Faire somehow involved?

John in San Diego

What do you think?


 

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How is seamless metal tubing made?
« Reply #1 on: 16/10/2008 10:24:02 »
Extrusion.  Look up:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrusion
 

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How is seamless metal tubing made?
« Reply #2 on: 21/10/2008 17:33:18 »
I worked in a steel tubing factory for sometime and the tube wasnt really "seamless" but where it was welded the extra burr was cut off with a carbon blade making the tube smooth.
The tube was electric arc welded fusing the two ends of the metal together and as far as I know the weld is stronger then the rest of the tube.
 

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