Titanium three is usually made of TA2, is a common form of pipe connection,
the general small three-way production process for hydraulic expansion and
thermal extrusion. Let's go into more detail about these two production
The hydraulic expansion process produces titanium tees
A titanium tee is manufactured using a hydraulic bulge method. Place the
cut tube in the hydraulic mold and fill the pipe with liquid, and the hydraulics
push the pressure from the branch out of the mold's fixed hole. This method
provides good surface finish.
However, a higher thickness tee cannot be made by this method.
According to the titanium tee size to be prepared, select the titanium tube
corresponding to the outer diameter and wall thickness
Cut the titanium tube to the length required for the finished tee with a
Place the titanium tube in the mold, align the center, and fill the
The titanium tube is squeezed at both ends and formed under pressure
Cut the protruding part of the forming process, clean the inner and outer
wall surface, pipe opening at the machine plus ramp, the final appearance
The thermal extrusion process produces titanium tees
Large diameter, thick wall thickness and/or challenging special material
tees made using thermal extrusion methods,
These materials cannot be manufactured by hydraulic expansion. In thermal
extrusion, pipes with a diameter greater than the size of the finished product
are usually used to squeeze the branch outlet out of the pipe with the help of
the extrusion tool. If desired, you can also adjust the other dimensions of the
body and branch by pressing the mold.
The thermal extrusion process involves encapsulating a piece of metal
heated to forging temperature in a chamber called a "container" with a mold
with an opening in the shape of the desired finishing part and applying pressure
to the metal through the other end of the container.
When a metal flows plastically under the enormous pressure used, the metal
is forced to pass through an opening in its cross-sectional shape.
Using tees made of raw materials larger in diameter than the finished
product, the branch outlet is squeezed out of the pipe when the body is pressed.
The wall thickness of the outlet can also be adjusted as needed. Suitable for
special materials with large diameters, thick walls and/or challenging
machinability that cannot be manufactured using hydraulic bulge methods.