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Blog Posts 2018-05-16T20:41:47+00:00

The Breakdown on Hydrostatic Testing and Its Applications

By | May 25th, 2018|

In industries where precision and performance are highly regulated and monitored to ensure efficient production, the smallest variables are taken into account. Some of these industries include marine, oil and natural gas, solar power, manufacturing and processing, and even engine and generator. These industries rely on the performance of all parts, down to the stainless exhaust flex joint. In order to test the quality of parts, specifically components like [...]

7 Things Engineers Should Consider When Working With Metal Bellows

By | May 16th, 2018|

Metal bellows have the ability to be customized so that they fit their intended purpose. There are many attributes that should be taken into consideration when metal bellows are designed. Here are some of the things engineers should consider when making custom bellows. Spring rate: Metal bellows can vary in flexibility. You want to make sure the spring rate, or flexibility, of the bellows you design or choose is right [...]

Choosing the Right Metal Alloys for Metal Bellows

By | May 1st, 2018|

Metal bellows are very versatile as they can be made with different tensile, chemical, and physical properties. When making metal bellows in a bellow forming machine, there are a variety of materials you can choose from. Each material has its own advantages depending on the application of the bellows. Brass bellows Brass is a very popular material used when making metal bellows. It has a low manufacturing cost and [...]

What Goes Into Making Custom Bellows? 12 Attributes

By | March 13th, 2018|

Metal bellows are used in many different types of machinery as a kind of connector or expansion joint. There are many different kinds of bellows, including exhaust bellows, stainless steel bellows, standard bellows, and even custom bellows. There are many applications for custom bellows in particular, as every bellows has its own unique job and setting. There are 12 attributes that go into manufacturing custom bellows, and each attribute will [...]

What Are Multi-Ply Bellows, and What’s the Difference Between Them and Single Ply?

By | March 8th, 2018|

Metal bellows are unique structures, as they are often designed with their application in mind. They are made to be very strong yet flexible so that they can be used as a kind of connector joint in several different situations. There is a balance between flexibility and strength that is different for each bellows, depending on its intended job. This is why custom bellows are so popular. The United States [...]

Metal Bellows for Beginners

By | February 16th, 2018|

What are Metal Bellows? Metal bellows are like elastic vessels that have the ability to be compressed when pressure is applied. They then re-expand back to their original shape when the pressure is off. They also extend when under a vacuum, and of course, go back to their original shape when the vacuum is released. The key component of metal bellows is that they are flexible. This balance can be [...]

The 12 Factors Of Fabricating Customized Metal Bellows

By | January 22nd, 2018|

Standard bellows are found all across the metalworking industry and have been in use for a long time. Modern metal bellows are elastic components that can expand or contract under pressure (or the lack thereof) and still retain their original shape. There are many different industries that benefit from this technology today. In the oil and gas industry, custom metal bellows and expansion joints are essential for petroleum systems to [...]

Comparing Fabric And Metal Expansion Joints: Is One Better Than The Other?

By | December 29th, 2017|

Choosing the right type of expansion joints can be difficult. There are so many different types, materials, and features associated with each that it can be nearly impossible to ascertain which is right for your application. Fabric and metal bellows and expansion joints are both common and come with a number of advantages and disadvantages. Here are just a few pros and cons to consider when deciding between fabric [...]