Metal Electrical Conduits vs. Electrical Raceways

January 3, 2023

The terms electrical raceway and electrical conduit are often used interchangeably amongst electricians and OEMs. However, do you know the differences between the two? Before deciding what business to partner with for your electrical fabrication needs, it’s important to determine whether you need a cable raceway, metal conduit, or wireway. This blog will address the key differences so you are set up for success and can make the right decision for your application.

Challenges of Tube Bending Custom Lighting Fixtures

December 27, 2022

Tube bending is a frequent process in lighting fixture assembly. Whether you’re looking at stainless steel or brass, you can encounter many challenges when custom bending metal. Maybe you don’t have the capacity to complete your project in-house, or you’re looking at a tight deadline or want to reduce expenses, or maybe the task just falls outside of your expertise. Whatever your situation or circumstances, we can help you solve any lighting tube bending challenges.

Challenges of Manufacturing Metal Tubular Assemblies

October 7, 2022

There are many challenges to consider when manufacturing metal tubular assemblies. That’s why you need to trust the experts in turnkey tubular manufacturing. Triad Products has 30 years of experience manufacturing all types of metal assemblies. We are qualified to complete the manufacturing assembly process for you, so they can save you time and the hassle of a complicated process.

What Should You Look For in a Tube Bending OEM Supplier?

June 6, 2022

You need to find a tube bending OEM supplier. Maybe you don’t know where to start, but you know not just any company will do. You want the right manufacturer that will meet all of your needs.

Stainless Steel Tube Bending: Process & Considerations

May 3, 2022

Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials used for custom tube bending due to its excellent strength and superior resistance to corrosion. It is the ideal choice for a variety tube and pipe components, including OEM instruments and machinery, manifolds and hydraulic fluid supply lines, cooling coils, water nozzles, and more.

What is the Difference Between Aluminum 6061 & Aluminum 6063?

February 25, 2022

Aluminum 6061 and aluminum 6063 have very similar compositions and mechanical properties. Both alloys contain a percentage of magnesium to offer increased strength, as well as a percentage of silicon to lower the temperature at which they melt. Due to their excellent formability, both 6061 & 6063 can be used to make a variety of metal extrusions, including angle, bar, and tubing.

How Triad Bends Copper Tubing

February 4, 2022

Copper, as a tubing material, offers excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, making it a preferred choice for a wide variety of applications, including residential and commercial plumping, refrigeration and supply lines, cooling components for lasers, laboratory testing equipment, and more. While copper is known for its formability, it is very difficult to bend without it kinking or collapsing. As such, in order to achieve your desired result, custom copper tube bending often requires extreme caution and access to the proper tools or machinery.

Custom Tube Bending Techniques: Rotary Draw Bending

December 02, 2021

Rotary draw tube bending is a popular and versatile method of bending metal tubes and pipes that allows varying degrees of bending while maintaining a constant centerline radius (CLR). The rotary draw pipe bending technique is slower than other methods but has significantly fewer limitations. This pipe bending technique provides the control and flexibility to bend tight or loose radiuses and creates smaller center line radius bends.

Custom Tube Bending Techniques: Ram Bending

December 01, 2020

Pipe and tube ram bending is a simple and cost-effective tube bending technique compatible with square or round tubing. While effective and efficient, this tube bending technique provides less control and has more limitations than other types of tube bending. Pipe and tube ram bending is best suited for projects that do not require a tight tolerance and have a limited number of radiuses.