Benefits And Uses Of Mechanical Tubing

Mechanical Tubing

There are many benefits to using mechanical tubing. One great benefit is the uniformity of the tube. A mechanical tube has uniform concentricity and wall thickness and also uniform mechanical properties. In addition to uniformity, strength is another great benefit.  The cold forming process gives the tube a higher tensile strength and yield than other tubes. 

There other benefits of mechanical tubing such as cost, wide size range, a variety of shapes and less processing. This type of tubing is usually made from cold-rolled coil. Now do not confuse pipe with tubing, because there is a difference. Tubing is usually used for structural type applications, such as a bike frame. Where pipe is usually used for the transportation of liquids or gasses. 

Uses Of Mechanical Tubing

There are many uses for the mechanical tubing in a variety of industries. The tubing is used in industries such as:

  • Automotive
  • Construction Equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Store Fixtures
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Steel Furniture

As explained in a previous article, mechanical tubing is made for specific requirements, specifications, tolerances, and chemistries. At Detroit Nipple Works, we can help you determine the exact type of tube your project needs. Whether you need mechanical tubing, galvanized steel pipes carbon steel pipes or hydraulic pipe we have it all.  Also, our experts are here to answer any question you may have. 

While other tubing suppliers struggle to fill orders, we here at Detroit Nipple Works will deliver on time for a reasonable rate. We have been Detroit’s number one supplier of tubing and steel products for decades. If you are looking for a pickled and oiled pipe, fittings, DOM tubing, brass pipe or any other type just contact us today.

Finally, please feel free to give us a call today at 1.888.698.7888 or use our easy quote form for a quote on tubing, nipples or fittings.


Industrial Round Mechanical Tubing

Industrial Round Mechanical Tubing

Industrial Round Mechanical Tubing can be made from a variety of metals. Mechanical tubing can be made from carbon steel, alloy steel, and round carbon steel tubing. One of the first types of mechanical tubing is made from carbon steel and known as cold drawn seamless. The cold drawn seamless has an increased strength and tolerance over hot rolled tunes. Also, cold drawn seamless offers enhanced machinability.

The next type of industrial round mechanical tubing is the hot finished seamless. One advantage it has over cold drawn is it is usually cheaper. Also, hot finished seamless is usually used for applications that require high strength and thicker walled tubes. Drawn-Over-Mandrel (DOM) tubing is another tubing option.  A DOM tube is a tube that is cold drawn electric resistant tube that is welded with all of the flash removed. In addition, DOM tubing is cost effective and available in a wide array of sizes.

Industrial Round Mechanical Tubing Alloy Steel

4130 Chrome-Moly is a type of steel can be used to create race car roll cages or bicycle frames.  It can be welded easily and considered to be stronger than other lesser steels. This type of steel is generally used in the aviation industry among others. Another type of round mechanical tubing is the continuous buttweld. These tubes are usually used for air lines, gas lines, and steam. The continuous buttweld is not meant for high pressure, bending, or coiling.

There is a large variety of tubes to choose from depending on the task at hand. Good thing that the experts at Detroit Nipple Works are always here to help you find the right tubing that you need to get the job done. We offer a large range of metal working services and supplies that can help you. Give us a call today at 1.888.698.7888 or get a quote now on any of your nipple or mechanical tubing needs.

Detroit Nipple Works

Detroit Nipple Works is located at 6530 Beaubien St., Detroit, MI. We have been in Detroit for many years. We provide quality top notch nipples, pipes, fittings, flanges, valves and much more for a plethora of businesses.

Some of the industries we serve are Automotive, Mechanical Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Municipalities, O. E. M.’s, Fabricators, Piping Contractors, Petroleum Industries, Petro-Chemical, Fire Protection, Paper Mills, Steel Mills and Do It your selfers.

We provide a quality product and a reasonable cost. If you would like a free quote, click here.