Archive for February 23, 2018

What are Metal Bellows, and How are They Made?

Written by Small Business Magazine on February 23rd, 2018. Posted in Bellows band, How metal bellows are made, Standard bellows

Bellow forming machine

One essential part of modern manufacturing is the metal bellows, usually equipped with single expansion joints or a high pressure expansion joint.

What are Metal Bellows?

These custom bellows are made from heavy metals like nickel alloys, titanium, or sometimes stainless steel. Their purpose is to compress under extreme pressure, bend as needed, and return to their original shape when the pressure is released.

What are Bellows Used For?

Metal bellows with metal can be used making load cells, vacuum interrupters, seals, sensors, pressure gauges, altitude sensors, and in the exhaust systems of engines. In most applications, they are designed to absorb movement Th