This technology opens a new era in steel tube production. The use of Direct Forming Technology (DFT) is pioneered by APL Apollo in India and is the only company using this high-tech production methodology in the most elaborate manner. The DFT system is the result of many years of experience and knowledge in the tube field. This method brings undisputed advantages in terms of flexibility, production capability and cost reduction.
This innovation enables the possibility to produce any size, included into the mill range, without roll change resulting in extreme reduction in set up time. Compared to traditional production processes, this method is completely automatic and computerised. Set up operations are easy, accurate and fast.
Advantages of Direct Forming Technology (DFT)
• Great flexibility and possibility to modify tube dimensions without roll change for customised size
• Reduction in mill set up time thus resulting in fast delivery of material
• Corner radius can be varied as per requirement
• Direct material cost saving of 2% to 10% depending upon specifications, size and thickness