Tube threading involves created screw-threaded ends for assembly and is used for a variety of OEM applications including decorative lighting tubing, electrical conduit, and plumbing fixtures. Electrical applications typically involve adding a straight tube threading, where plumbing applications usually require a tapered tube threading.
Tapered tube threading is used in plumbing applications because it provides a tighter, more leak resistant seal for the passage of fluids and gases. Straight tube threading is not self-sealing and is commonly for electrical tubing applications. When used for plumbing, straight threaded tubes must be used with a plastic or rubber seal to prevent leakage.
Threaded tubing that is mass produced or purchased through large retailers often comes in standard thread lengths that are too long or short for your application. The result is less secure fittings and unsightly exposed threading on appliances and decorative lighting fixtures. Working with a company that offers tube bending and threading services is the best and most efficient way to get a finished product that not only looks good but meets your exact design requirements.
Contact us to learn more about our customized tube threading services and discuss your project design.
Pre-Bend and Post-Bend Tube Threading Services for Any Application
Tube benders located overseas may offer threaded tube, but their threaded products are almost exclusively produced in bulk. This means that customers must select the option that is “good enough” for their needs. While this may work for certain applications, we believe every piece should be custom-made to meet the customer’s needs.
To give our customers better quality parts that more closely match their final product designs, Triad Products can thread tubing after the bending process. Few companies in the tube bending market have the equipment or the know-how to add threads post-bending—this specialized capability gives even greater value to our products.
We offer internal and external custom tube threading in any size or length and can work with tubing or solid stock. Our capabilities include tubes up 1/2” diameter or larger upon special request. While the majority of our projects involve brass and copper tube threading, we also provide threaded stainless steel tubing, customized threaded aluminum pipe, or any other material you require. We also offer other end configurations including flattening, punching, and 37- and 45-degree flaring.
What Are the Benefits of Threading Tubes Pre-Bending vs. Post-Bending?
Tubing can be threaded pre-bending or post-bending, but there are a few factors to consider before selecting a process. Threaded tube bending involves first threading the tube, and then placing it into a piece of equipment for bending. If not done carefully, the threading can be damaged during the bending process. This can especially be an issue in high volume, fully automated processes.
Threading pre-bent tubing eliminates these issues by first bending the tubing and then adding customized threading to the ends. Our specialized machinery allows us to do custom pre- and post-bend threading economically and in quantities ranging from hundreds to thousands of pieces. We will work with you to determine which tube threading process is best for your application.
Customized Tube Threading that Meets Your Specifications
We can quickly and efficiently add customized threads to bent tubing to match your requirements. The length of the threaded section, thread pitch, thread depth, and certain other factors can be adjusted to your unique specifications.
Threading can be added, post-bending, to tubing in any size and material with which we work—if we bent it, we can thread it. We can add threads to tube ends, center sections, and any other part of the tubing that needs it.
Contact Us for Custom Tube Threading and Bending
Triad is one of a few tube bending companies in the U.S. that offers tube threading post-bending. We also offer several other secondary and finishing services including flaring, drilling, welding and much more. To learn more about our custom threading of tubes post bending, contact us or request a quote today.