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Types of Steel Tubing AKDQ
Aluminum Killed Drawing Quality

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AKDQ Tubing Explained 

To make AKDQ grade tubing, aluminum is added to molten steel during the alloying process before annealing and tempering. The added aluminum locks up normally occurring oxygen in the form of aluminum oxide. The result is tubing that can be oxy-acetylene or TIG welded without gas bubble formation. Further benefits are: 

  • Strong Weldability
  • Elevated Consistency
  • Strong Formability
  • High Ductility
  • Good Surface Texture

Uses of AKDQ tubing

Deoxidizing with aluminum before solidification increases ductility and performance consistency. Consequently, AKDQ grade tubing is perfect for many applications. 

The T&B Tube way 

Obtaining AKDQ grade tubing in the desired condition may require additional processing, and juggling service providers increases wait times and costs. T&B Tube offers an array of value-added services under one roof, streamlining your supply chain. 

Tubing cut for your project  

T&B Tube cuts tubing to customer-specified lengths using precision saw-cutting process lines. Holes or intricate shapes are made using advanced laser-cutting equipment. 

Deburring removes unwanted metal shavings and rough edges, making the material safe to handle and ready to process upon receiving. This process is applied to the tube’s outside and inside diameters. 

Delivery tailored to the client 

AKDQ tubing packaged so that it doesn’t suit your storage system or processing abilities must be removed. As a result, essential workers are pulled away from other processes, and production slows. 

As a top AKDQ grade tubing supplier, T&B Tube tailors packaging to the customer. We work with you to develop the best shipping solution, whether it’s special piece counts or custom-built packaging. Common bundling options include: 

Your AKDQ tubing source 

T&B Tube is an ISO 9001:2015-certified provider of semi-finished and finished AKDQ steel tubing. With innovative production, processing, and inventory management capabilities, we help you gain an advantage in your competitive marketplace. 

Give us a call to learn more about aluminum killed drawing quality steel.

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