Everything You Need to Know About Bellows and Boats

By | 2018-07-19T16:48:16+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

Metal bellows and expansion joints have many applications for the exhaust industry specifically, especially when it comes to ships and marine environments. What can bellows be made of? What can bellows be made of? Well, metal bellows specifically can be made of a variety of metal alloys, including brass, bronze, nickel, Monel, beryllium copper, and stainless steel. When it comes to marine environments, stainless steel is usually the best [...]

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The Important Role Stainless Steel Expansion Joints Play In a Bridge’s Function

By | 2018-06-26T19:23:21+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

Stainless steel expansion joints are a type of metal bellows that are often used in construction projects to help relieve the stress that regular movement places on building materials. When pieces of a building or structure move, metal expansion joints ensure that the materials are not compromised. These high pressure expansion joints reduce movement stress caused by things like seismic events, live or static load deflection, thermal expansion and [...]

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Understanding the Manufacturing Methods for Metal Bellows

By | 2018-06-22T20:29:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

When it comes to making metal bellows, you have to determine manufacturing methods before you can start talking about performance. Here are some of the basic manufacturing methods when it comes to steps for metal bellows manufacturing in the way they are formed or welded. Seamless hydroformed bellows As the name suggests, seamless metal bellows don't have any welded joints. They are instead produced in a multi-step, deep-drawing process [...]

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The Breakdown on Hydrostatic Testing and Its Applications

By | 2018-05-25T22:21:51+00:00 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 [...]

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7 Things Engineers Should Consider When Working With Metal Bellows

By | 2018-05-16T20:45:27+00:00 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 [...]

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The Importance of an Exhaust System in Your Vehicle

By | 2018-05-08T20:37:08+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Most motor vehicles, whether it be a car, truck, motorcycle, or even a marine vehicle, need an exhaust system. The exhaust system is usually made of piping and guides reaction exhaust gases away from the controlled combustion inside the engine of the vehicle. What parts are included in an exhaust system? The exhaust system for includes many parts, like the exhaust manifold, muffler, catalytic converter, and the exhaust pipe. Within [...]

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Choosing the Right Metal Alloys for Metal Bellows

By | 2018-05-01T17:13:17+00:00 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 [...]

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Common Reasons Boats Sink and Ways to Keep Your Boat Afloat

By | 2018-04-12T19:59:39+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

Although you never think it's going to happen, there is a real possibility that your boat might sink, even when it's safely tied up at the dock. There are some common reasons, however, that your boat may be sinking, according to Boat U.S. Missing or damaged hose clamps Unsecured engine hoses Spring rains Broken sea strainer Leaking stuffing box There is some good news to this sinking dilemma, however. There [...]

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What Goes Into Making Custom Bellows? 12 Attributes

By | 2018-03-13T16:22:35+00:00 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-03-08T22:02:22+00:00 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 [...]

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