Compression fittings, which are used in plumbing and electrical conduit systems, work by connecting two tubes or thin-walled pipes together. In instances where two pipes made of dissimilar materials are to be joined (most commonly PVC and copper), the fittings will be made of one or more compatible materials appropriate for the connection. Compression fittings for attaching tubing (piping) commonly have ferrules (or olives in the UK) in them.
Compression fittings are also used extensively for hot and cold water faucets (taps) and toilet stop valves; compression fittings are well suited to this application, as these valves are usually located in confined spaces where copper pipe would be difficult to solder without creating a fire hazard. Also, the fittings allow easy disconnection and reconnection.
Brass Forging & Machining for Compression Fittings
Many people may not be familar with the manufacturing process of brass compression fittings. As the direct brass forging & machining manufacturer for compression fittings, We can customize a wide range of brass compression fittings in many different sizes and dimensions. Some of our products include:
- Compression Sleeves
- Compression Nuts
- Compression Caps
- Compression Unions
- Seal Plugs
- Brass Inserts
- Compression Tees
- Union Elbows
- Compression Connectors
- Compression Flares & More
The complete brass forging process will include the dies making, billet cutting & heating, brass forging, and shot blasting. Brass for forged compression fittings is extruded into round bars, cut to length and then straightened. After straightening, the bars are cut into short lengths (slugs), reheated to the pliable state and pressed between upper and lower die cavities at a pressure in excess of 25,000 pounds per square inch. After cooling, the excess material is trimmed away and the forged blank is ready for machining. This process produces a uniform piece of brass with exceptional strength. Because the grain flow follows the contour of the blank, the finished fitting has high impact strength and is resistant to mechanical shock and vibration.
The brass forging process creates brass compression fittings that are stronger than those manufactured by any other metalworking process. Forging takes advantage of the metal’s natural grain flow, shaping the grain flow to conform to the contours of each fitting’s unique geometry. This grain flow contouring is lost when cutting through the grain by machining it and is also lost when casting parts. Brass forged compression fittings can be nearly any shape, which will require less machining.
CFS Forge is the professional brass forging company mainly for various brass fittings including compression fittings in China. If you have any inquiry on forging and machining of compression fittings, pls get in touch with us, we will be pleaseured to offer you our competitive prices for reference first.