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Production Cutting Stainless Steel Tubing

Production Cutting Stainless Steel Tubing

Production Cutting Stainless Steel Tubing

My company fabricates lubricating oil conditioning equipment and every machine uses various sizes of custom fabricated stainless steel tubing. We currently cut the tubing to length on a band saw. This is going to become inpractical as we are moving to a new facility that will put the band saw in a welding area far from our tubing fab area. What other power-assisted options might there be out there for cutting stainless hydraulic tubing? I've got a price on a Swagelok machine but they're pretty proud of their equipment. Thanks for any guidance you can give me!

RE: Production Cutting Stainless Steel Tubing

Chop saw, band saw, shear.
Depends on the quality you want on the cut ends and/or post-cut processes.


RE: Production Cutting Stainless Steel Tubing

Search on "rotary tubing shear", without the quotes, and you'll find a lot of ways to cut a tube to length, many of which don't generate chips.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Production Cutting Stainless Steel Tubing

Before you spend your money, just check with the manufacturer of the fittings you will be using. Some joining techniques don't permit the use of rotary cutters (cutting wheels) because of the inclination of the cut edge and the burr on the inside of the tube.


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