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 Units
Metric Units
Cylinder Diameter, Max48.0 in1,220 mm
Cylinder Diameter, Min6.0 in152 mm
Length, Max60.0 in1,524 mm
Length, Min1.0 in25.4 mm
Flange Diameter, Max48.0 in1,220 mm
Flange Width*, Ideal< 0.88 in< 22 mm
Flange Width**, Max1.5 in38 mm
Max Sheet Thickness0.19 in4.8 mm
Min Sheet Thickness0.03 in0.75 mm
Max Part Weight50 pounds22.7 kilogram force
Typical Tolerance
( < 18", 460 mm)
+/- 0.030 in+/- 0.75 mm
Typical Tolerance
( > 18", 460 mm)
+/- 0.060 in+/- 1.5 mm
Typical Tolerance
( > 36", 914 mm)
+/- 0.060 in+/- 1.5 mm
Typical Part Production Volume20 to 5,000 pieces / year
Lead Time, Typical
Prototypes / Samples
2 to 4 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.