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.
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
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
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"
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"
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
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.
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