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US7104103: Method for producing a metal tube
2 Claims, 5 Drawings
A small diameter metal tube whose inner surface is smooth and its production method are provided. The metal tube has an inner diameter of up to 1.0 mm and its inner surface has a maximum height difference (Rf) in the surface roughness of up to 3 μm.
- 1. A method for producing a metal tube, comprising the steps of:
providing a metal thin plate having a maximum height difference (Rf) in the surface roughness of up to 3 mm;
blanking a plate member having a development shape of the metal tube from said metal thin plate such that said plate member is left partly tied to said metal thin plate;
press forming said plate member into a tube member; and
cutting parts tying said metal thin plate to said plate member to produce the metal tube whose inner surface has a maximum height difference (Rf) in the surface roughness of up to 3 mm and which has an inner diameter of up to 1.0 mm.
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