5 ways we can serve you better than our competition

We offer a high quality product on a consistent basis
We guarantee that every tube will be within the tolerances given. We don't do spot checking here, every single tube gets measured and visually inspected for defects before it leaves our shop.

Single tube minimum on custom tubes
1 tube 30" long, that's it!

Wide selection of proprietary tooling
We have over 100 mandrel sizes between zero and three inches. If we own it you can use it.

No minimum charge for custom tubes
The only price of entry for our services is the price of the tubes themselves. $5-20K minimums are not uncommon in our industry.

Fair tube pricing
We don't compete with Chinese factories but we will offer you a reasonable price with volume discounts for tubes made right here in the states.

TUBE PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES

Inner Diameter Range: .250"-3.75"
Wall Thickness Range : .024-.500"
Max Tube Length: 90"
Minimum Tube Length: 30"
Standard ID tolerance: +.002"/-0.00" (Based on layup mandrel dimension)
Standard Material Options: Carbon/Epoxy and E Glass/Epoxy (Minimum material purchase required with other materials)
Material Stiffness Options for Carbon, axial laminate: Standard (15-16msi), Intermediate (20-21msi), and High Modulus (30-32msi)
Tube heat tolerance options: 250F dry TG (Increase in material heat tolerance is available for large orders.)
*Resin TG provided by Newport. Mechanical properties of a finished tube will decline before TG temp is reached. Customer is responsoble for application testing.


SECONDARY OPERATION CAPABILITIES

CUTTING:


Standard cut length tolerance: +/- .030" (Tolerance improves for tube section less than 6" long)
Material loss per cut from saw kerf (thickness): .130"
Saw: MK wet saw with 10" diamond blade
Max tube OD that we can cut: 3.75"

SANDING


Best sanded OD tolerance for uni-directional tubing: +/- .003"
Best sanded OD tolerance for fabric tubing: +/- .006"
*Over sanding a fabric tube will degrade the look of the weave pattern so we try to find a balance between sanding and your required OD tolerance given the materials we have to work with.
Max tube OD we can sand: 2.50"

BONDING

We offer precision carbon/carbon, carbon/metal post bonding for production or prototype tubes. We often bond inner ferrules to create segmented tube assemblies that slip together to create a long tube section. We have significant experience with surface preparation to bring you a consistent and strong bond time after time.

PAINTING


We offer clear or color coating services to meet you project needs. The tubes shown in the header image above are examples of our in-house painting work.

To request a formal quote please fill in the email form below and click submit. Once we receive your quote we will contact you via email to confirm we have received your request. We will provide you with all relevant cost of the tubes and custom tooling if needed. Most quotes will be returned within 48 hours. Please give us as much information as possible so that we can produce an accurate quote for you. If a field is left blank we will assume that data is not relevant to your project.

  CFTS - REQUEST FOR TUBE QUOTATION
Name
Company
Email
Phone
  TUBE DETAILS
Inner Diameter
Inner Diameter Tolerance
Outer Diameter
Outer Diameter Tolerance
Length
Quantity
Outlook Fabric or Uni-Directional
Material Stiffness Standard, Intermediate, or High
Application Loading Scenario - Bending, Torsion, Internal Pressure
   SECONDARY OPERATIONS
Sanding OD Yes/No
Cutting Yes/No
Number of Cuts Needed
Post painting of tubes - Clear or Color
Number of Painted Parts
Bonding Yes/No
Number of Bonds
Materials to be bonded
   
  PROJECT TIME LINE
When do you need your parts?
Are all parts needed in one shipment?
Do you have your own tooling?
Prototype or ongoing production?
Special Instructions for your Quote
 
   
We look forward to serving you  

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