At Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricators, we specialize in tube fabrication. Starting with laser quality tubing, we perform every possible type of modification on all tube shapes, sizes and materials.From 32-ton punch presses to 150-ton hydraulic presses, a variety of equipment is used to draw, pierce, form, and flatten parts.

We specialize in ID/OD and RAM types of tube forming. Operations such as reducing, expanding, and swaging can be performed to form tube ends. End forming and hi-speed tube perforation of tubes with ODs up to 3" can be handled by us. Our extensive experience in beading, roll forming, and flaring of copper tubes allows us to meet diverse customer requirements.

CNC lathes, mills and cut-off saws help us to perform different tube fabrication operations. As a secondary operation, we also punch holes in tubes using multiple size punch presses & brake presses. As a full service supplier, we also offer value-added engineering for your tube fabrication project.

Tube Fabrication:

Fabrication Services

Drawing
Blanking
Punching
Flattening
Reducing
Expanding

Swaging
Perforating
Beading
Roll Forming
Flaring

Materials

Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum

Copper
Brass

Thickness

3/8" to 6"
0 .028" wall to 0.250" wall

Up to 7 gauge

Shapes

Rounds
Ovals
Squares

Rectangles
Special Shapes

Maximum Tube Outer Diameter (Round) for Perforation

3"

Equipment Used

Punch Presses

32-ton Mechanical Press up to 75 Ton

Several Brake Presses up to 100 tons
Several Hydraulic Presses up to 150 tons

Other Equipment

CNC Lathes (up to 3")
CNC Mills

Drill Presses
Trim and Cut Off Saws

Benders

Numerous CNC tube benders up to 6" Diameter .250" wall - or - 4" square .250" wall

Benders

Numerous CNC tube benders up to 3"
Numerous Manual Benders up to 3"

Benders

Numerous CNC tube benders up to 2.00"
Numerous Manual Tube Benders

Twin Head Bender

CNC Capable of 2 simultaneous bends up to 1.500” OD

Press Bender

Numerous press benders - Variety of press form bending capabilities up to 1.250" OD

Multi Radius Bending

Numerous CNC tube benders with head shifter and roll bending (calendaring) capabilities in the same setup. This CNC rotary tube bender features a three-position head shifter for multi-radius, multi-diameter, multi-plane and compound bend applications. In addition, it includes the ability to perform calendaring (rollbending).

Additional Information

Applications

Engine Parts
Commercial Sweepers
Handles/Handlebars
Snowmobiles
Grounds Keeping Equipment
Tractor Parts
Refrigeration Parts
Playground Equipment
Exercise Equipment
Pressure Washers
Generators

Motor Homes
Truck Parts/Car Kits
Ice Makers/Coffee Makers
Luggage Carts
Hospital Beds
Motorcycle Parts
Skid Loaders
Track Vehicles
Chair Frames/Water Tubes/Heat Exchangers
Retail Displays

Products

Air Flow Tubes
Frames
Oil Fill Tubes
Water Flow Tubes
Turbo Charger Tubes
Suction Tubes
Exhaust/Rollover Tubes
Snow Blowers
Plasma Cutters
Snowmobiles, ATV's
Lawn Vacs
Commercial Lawnmowers
Welders
Personal Watercraft
Aerators

Handlebars/Luggage Racks
Exhaust Tubes
Suspension Parts
Backrests
Handlebars
Steering Tubes
Exhaust Parts
Support Tubes
Water Flow Lines
Structural Tubes
Footrest
Mower Caster Tubes
Rollover Protection
Tow Hooks
Frame Components

Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • Certified Level II Inspectors on staff for Liquid Penetrant Examination, as per ASTM E 1417-99 Specifications (Type 1 and Type II methods A and C)

Industries Served

Agricultural
Automotive
Medical
Commercial
Exercise Equipment
Grounds Keeping
Lawn Care


Motorcycle
Power Generation
Recreational
Residential
RV & ATV
Wind Power


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Since 1946, Bauer has been the industry leader in tube bending which has created a full complement of uniquely modified CNC benders.
For tube forming, highly specialized machines and RAM tools are used to form, bead, flare, reduce, expand, flatten and swag.
Bauer's high-speed CNC laser cutting machines precisely cut special features in metal components.