Beads or bulges are often added to a tube to provide a stop for contact with another part.
The internal and external features of a bead are rounded. The amount of deformation that can be achieved is dependent upon the size of the tube, alloy and the wall thickness. Typically, with stainless steel, the maximum increase in outer diameter is 40% of the tube’s original diameter.
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