Silverplated Copper Tube – Bend/Curving With Machine and Brazed Machined Parts

There are a number of industries that make very good use of silver plated copper tubes. But the thing about most types of tubing is that it is manufactured in a straight line. Unfortunately, not all uses call for a straight length but rather for tubing that is curved. Fortunately, it is possible to curve and bend tubing under the right circumstances, with the right machines, and proper tools.

Brazing can sometimes be used to join tubing to other machined parts, particularly if the piping is used in refrigeration or the delivery of medical gas. 

The Basics of Brazing

Brazing is a melting process that involves the joining together of two or more metal items. Into the joint between the items, a melted filler material flows. Compared to the adjoining metal, the filler metal has a lower melting point. This process should not be confused, however, with welding. The workpieces are never melted in the brazing process. Neither does it qualify as soldering. Compared to parts that are soldered, in brazing, the parts are much more closely fitted, and temperatures are higher.

Why use brazing? The reason is that with considerable strength, the process is capable of joining either different or the same types of metals. This is a major advantage.

Brazing Filler Metals 

As just mentioned, filler metals (which are actually combined metals or alloys) are needed for the brazing process. Some of the materials used for this include the following:

  • Sulfur
  • Zirconium
  • Titanium
  • Lithium
  • Phosphorus
  • Boron
  • Germanium
  • Silicon
  • Carbon
  • Magnesium
  • Cobalt
  • Manganese
  • Chromium
  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Gold
  • Aluminum
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Silver and many others 

Techniques for Brazing

There are various techniques that can be used for the brazing process including the following:

  • Dip brazing
  • Vacuum brazing
  • Cast-iron “welding”
  • Braze welding
  • Silver brazing
  • Furnace brazing
  • Torch brazing

Silver Plated Copper Tube Bending

Tube fabrication and custom metal tube bending services require extreme attention to detail and advanced precision. Why? Because in order to to achieve the correct bend or desired curve, the process must take place without causing the tube to crush inward or collapse. A collapsed or crushed tube, after all, is no good to anyone. It would hamper or prevent flow-through. When companies need custom coil projects completed, one of the solutions included frequently entails tube bending and/or metal fabrication.

What Are Machined Parts?

When you hear the term “machined parts” used, your mind probably turns to machinery being used in the building of an object. There is more to it, however. It specifically refers to parts that were created using routers, lathes, mills, or other cutting machines.

To specific measurements, a raw material is cut in the process of machining. The term “subtractive manufacturing”, however, refers to the removal of material in the machining process of a part, rather than simple cutting.

When You Need Custom Metal Tube Bending, Contact HBR Industries

Are you looking for custom coil assemblies, low-volume production runs, or prototypes? If so, HBR Industries, Inc. can be of assistance with our manufacturing services. HBR Industries works with a wide selection of tube and solid materials ranging in size from 1.25” OD down to 0.125” OD. We can provide you with custom metal tube bending, electromagnetic coils, water coils, air coils, air coils, flat wire coils, and many other coil types. 

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 408-988-0800. You can also use our convenient online form to start a conversation with one of our representatives.