John Schwochert

Proto-1 Manufacturing LLC
10 Tower Road
Winneconne, WI 54986

Phone: 920-582-4491
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Notching options

April 26, 2010


While most fabricators could probably name three methods for notching tube, they actually have six choices. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each is the first step in selecting one.

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Making a 20-degree Marman bead

July 20, 2009


Two forming methods can make a bead for an airtight seal on a metal tube: rotary (spin) forming and progressive ram forming. Each has advantages and disadvantages in bead profile, cycle time, amount of wall thinning, and so on.

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