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Fabricated Tube Solutions

Fabricated Tube Solutions, a division of Plymouth Tube, offers machining and cutting capabilities that allow our customers to streamline their supply chain. FTS offers opportunities to consolidate your tube purchases and processing with one supplier.

Titanium Extrusion Manufacturing Process

Titanium has long been the material of choice for aerospace manufacturers seeking materials to withstand the high-temperatures, chemical corrosion, and mechanical stress occurring within military and commercial aircraft.

Pipe vs Tubing

Pipe and Tube are manufactured and processed in similar methods and in many cases on the same process equipment.

Stainless Steel 101 Video

Stainless steel is known for being one of the most versatile and specialized group of metal alloys used across a variety of industries due to their performance in the harshest environments.

Module 7: Non-Destructive Examination

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/Non-Destructive-Examination.mp4 DESCRIPTION: Non-Destructive Examination, or NDE, is a group of analysis techniques used to evaluate the integrity of materials, components, or systems without causing damage to the material you’re testing. In this video module, you’ll learn how selecting the proper NDE method helps reduce costs, ensures safety, and builds confidence.  ACCESS MORE VIDEOS Select video …

Module 8: Cold Working

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/Cold-Working.mp4 DESCRIPTION: Cold working is a process that enhances quality, corrosion performance, and dimensional flexibility in tubular products. In this video module, you’ll learn more about cold drawing in depth and the overall benefits cold working provides.  ACCESS MORE VIDEOS Select video topics of interest:* Stainless Steel 101 Pipe Vs. Tube How Tubing is Made …

Module 9: Annealing

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/Anealing.mp4 DESCRIPTION: Annealing is a heat treating process that is critical to certain applications where some added corrosion resistance is desired, but machinability and formability are also necessary. In this video module, you’ll learn about the process and benefits of annealing as well as its impact on product performance. ACCESS MORE VIDEOS Select video topics …

Module 10: ASTM Structure

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/ASTM-Structure.mp4 DESCRIPTION: The American Section of the International Association for Testing Metals, or ASTM, develops and publishes technical standards for a wide range of materials and products in certain industries. In this video module, you’ll learn how metal tubing products are manufactured to the criteria and specifications of ASTM standards. ACCESS MORE VIDEOS Select video …

Module 4: Basics of Corrosion

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/Basics-of-Corrosion.mp4 DESCRIPTION: When selecting materials in the design or planning phase of your project, it is important to understand the basics of corrosion. In this video module, you’ll learn how corrosion is defined, the different types of corrosion, the factors which govern corrosion’s initiation and rate, corrosion mechanisms, and how metals achieve corrosion resistance. ACCESS …

Module 3: How Tubing is Made

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/How-Tubing-is-Made.mp4 DESCRIPTION: Today, there are several manufacturing methods to produce steel tube that are being used in the industry. In this video module, you’ll learn about the different methods, which include welded, seamless, and welded and drawn. Also, you’ll learn about the different situations in which one method is chosen over the other. Understanding each …

Module 2: Pipe vs Tube

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/Pipe-vs-Tube.mp4 DESCRIPTION: Pipe and Tube are manufactured and processed in similar methods and in many cases on the same process equipment. So you may be wondering, what is the difference?  Both appear to be similar cylindrical, hollow sections, but it is important to understand that each has its own specific characteristics which make them the …

Module 1: Stainless Steel 101

https://www.plymouth.com/video-files/Stainless-Steel-Tubing.mp4 DESCRIPTION: Stainless steel is known for being one of the most versatile and specialized group of metal alloys used across a variety of industries due to their performance in the harshest environments. Whether you’re specifying stainless steel into a new design or engineering a product which you believe will requires its superior anti-corrosive properties, …

West Monroe wins award for manufacturing excellence

Plymouth Tube Company’s West Monroe, Louisiana Tubing Mill is a proud recipient of a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. One of six to receive the award, West Monroe demonstrated significant improvements over a three year period with a focus on best practices, creativity and innovation.

Trent Mill Visit and recognition from NASA

TRENT, WI — Four-time shuttle astronaut and United Space Alliance COO, Dan Brandenstein, visited Plymouth Tube Company’s Trent Mill in recognition for the AL-6XN® tubing provided for NASA’s Constellation program. Along with the acknowledgment, Dan also presented the Trent Mill a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of United Space Alliance, which is equally owned by the Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation

SEA-CURE super ferritic condenser tubing

Titanium may be great for golf clubs but are you sure it is the correct material for your condenser? Try Plymouth’s SEA-CURE super ferritic steel tubing which is manufactured with your condenser in mind. If you are looking for the same corrosion resistance with a proud history of performance choose SEA-CURE.

Cold Drawn Carbon and Alloy Steel Tubing Process Video

Explained simply: Producing steam in a saucepan. A steam boiler produces steam – but how? The function can be explained very simply by means of a saucepan: with the lid sealed airtight, the steam produced can not escape. The pressure in the pan rises and this leads to an increased boiling temperature.

AISI Coding System for Carbon Steel

Plymouth Tube Company’s Carbon Technical Services Manager Eric Rayner explains the AISI coding for carbon steel and how it applies specifically to the Boiler Market.