Using a special grade of seamless billet, aerospace company Fine Tubes Ltd., is producing custom drawn raw material for Reynolds, designed for mandrel butting. Fine Tubes is an accredited supplier to Airbus and Rolls Royce.
Reynolds Cycle Techology MD Keith Noronha said several manufacturing obstacles had to be overcome by both Fine Tubes and Reynolds before the ti-tubesets could be produced commercially.
"Seamless 6-4 titanium tubing is innovative, and producing mandrel butted tubing takes this great material a step further," said Noronha.
The company has concentrated on high performance cycle tubing since an MBO in January 2000. Reynolds exports the great majority of its steel, aluminium and titanium tubes to America.
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