Sheet Metal Cylinder Fabrication

TMS - Rolled, Welded, Flanged, and Spun Cylinders - Stainless Steel

TMS offers a full range of rolling and welding services to provide you a custom cylinder.  All cylinders are GTAW (TIG) welded using high quality Jetline seam welders.  Strict care is taken to ensure the 100% penetration and inert atmosphere to attain the highest quality standards for weld strength, minimum porosity, and best appearance.  We can form custom ends, ribs, and flanges onto your cylinder and add holes to the flange areas or in the cylinder wall.  If you prefer, we can also weld on flanges and fittings.  Weld flanges are especially useful for applications where the flange thickness needs to be greater than the wall thickness.  Call today, we are eager to provide you solutions to your cylinder needs.


Materials: Stainless Steel, Inconel, Hastelloy, Titanium, Copper, Aluminum, Steel


Cylinder Fabrication Capabilities

 English UnitsMetric Units
Custom Cylinder Diameter6.0 to 48.0 in160 to 1,220 mm
Custom Length1.0 to 60.0 in25 to 1,524 mm
Flange Width.38 to .88 in10 to 22 mm
Flange Width Special, Maxup to 1.5 inup to 38 mm
Max Sheet Thickness0.19 in4.8 mm
Min Sheet Thickness0.03 in0.75 mm
Max Part Weight50 pounds22.7 kilogram force
Typical Part Production Volume20 to 5,000 pieces / year
Lead Time, Typical
Prototypes / Samples
1 to 3 weeks
Lead Time, Typical
Production After Samples
1 to 2 weeks
Hole Options AvailableYes
Secondary Forming Options AvailableYes

*  Forming the flange successfully depends on the flange width, cylinder diameter and thickness of the material.  Smaller the flange width, easier it is to form.

** Larger flanges are not as ideal with respect to tooling costs.  Larger flanges require the part to be supported throughout during forming, thus often creating the need for customized tooling.