MicroGroup, a part of TE Connectivity, offers the complete range of methods to produce flares. For rapid prototypes, MicroGroup toolmakers can create flares on lathes using soft tooling, whereas production runs may warrant the fabrication of dedicated flaring machines.
For applications where surface finish of the flare is critical, MicroGroup employs rotary flaring, which can actually improve surface finish and produce higher OD-to-flare ratios by reducing the wall thickness.
MicroGroup can flare stainless steel and most exotic alloys of the following dimensions:
- Walls as thin as .003″ can be flared
- Materials up to 1.25″ OD and walls as heavy as .065″ can be flared