It is not advisable to run thinner material on the Model 3T Flanger. Please inquire about flanging thinner materials.
1/4" / 6 mm
Can the Model 3T run thicker material?
No. Unless the material is aluminum or another soft material, do not exceed 1/4" / 6 mm.
Standard 3T Pressure Cylinder
Optional Small-Diameter 3T Pressure Cylinder
15" / 375 mm
12" / 300 mm
Can the Model 3T flange smaller diameter heads?
This machine can be modified for work pieces smaller than 12" / 300 mm. Please inquire if you have further questions.
60" / 1525 mm
Can the Model 3T flange larger diameter tubes?
Yes, A spacer can be placed under the machine base so as to raise the machine higher to work larger diameters. Or, the machine can be modified at our factory for larger diameter work.
8" / 200 mm
Can the Model 3T flange smaller length tubes?
Yes the tailstock device can be modified; or, short length tubes can be accommodated by using a holding system that is built into the pressure cylinder.
60" / 1525 mm
Can the Model 3T flange longer length tubes?
Yes. The machine would need to be equipped with longer upper channels in order to flange longer length tubes. Depending on the overall length and weight of the tube, it may be needful that a foot is placed on the end-plate of the upper channels which extends to the floor.
Standard Knuckle Radius
We have offered a 1/16" / 1.5 mm knuckle radius Upper Tube Flanging Role as a standard for the flanging of thin material. For material about 11 gauge / 3 mm thickness it would be better to use a 1/8" / 3 mm or perhaps larger knuckle radius. Depending on the application of the flanged tube in your product, we would suggest a knuckle radius to thickness ratio of at least 1:1, and in many cases it may be preferable for this ratio to be 2:1.
Minimum Knuckle Radius
1/16" / 1.5 mm
This knuckle radius is only suitable for thin material. In certain cases the Model 3T can use a smaller knuckle radius. Please inquire if you have need of a smaller knuckle radius.
Maximum Knuckle Radius
3/4" / 19 mm
Please inquire if you would like to flange with a knuckle radius of up to about 1 1/2" / 38 mm.