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Advantages of Rolled Tubular Spacers Over Cut Tubing

by Peter Grant

Tubular Spacers are generally used to separate / space two components from each other by a distance equal to the length of the Spacer. Typically, a Tubular Spacer is used in conjunction with a bolt that passes through the inner diameter (ID) of the Spacer to retain the assembly together. Tubular Spacers can also be used as stand-offs, bushings, tension sleeves, axles, and pins. Common materials for Tubular Spacers include low carbon steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, and austenitic stainless steel. Other materials are sometimes used based on the specific application requirements.

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