What is Forging?

What is Forging?

Tube Forging, also referred to as upsetting, is a process that thickens the end of a steel tube after heating the tube and simultaneously holding the tube and driving the tube material onto itself. The resulting forge or upset can then be threaded and retain substantially or all of the initial tube wall thickness under the threads.

Our Forging Process

Our Forging Process

TSC has the largest tonnage pipe and tube dedicated upsetter in the Americas. TSC utilizes multiple upsetting lines to provide forgings on tube ends from 1.315” to 9” outside diameter with a maximum 10.5" upset outside diameter.
The following is a list of upsets and corresponding outside diameters available at TSC:

  • API EUE: 2.375” to 4.500”
    (standard / extended head lengths are available)
  • Premium OCTG Forging 1.315"-7.000"
  • Line Pipe/ Flow Lines/ Risers 1"-9" - (Swedge, Swell and Customized Premium Forgings)
  • Drill Pipe: 2.375" to 8.750”
  • Specialty Upsetting: Hose loops, any steel tubular product. - Customized to your specifications.