To achieve custom lengths for welded tube, there are several alternatives available. The option that is selected is often impacted by the wall thickness, the required length, and the lead time required by the customer. Another option to supply extra long lengths of tube is to butt-weld two tubes together to make the required section. The most economical way to produce a specific length is to supply plate or sheet sizes that meet the required lengths. Cutting plates back to size, while reducing the labor to produce a standard size tube, may produce higher costs in terms of lost raw material yield.
Please contact us and we can review all options to balance cost and delivery requirements.