How to build your own Swedge and Spring Button Aluminum Tube

How to build your own Swedge and Spring Button Aluminum Tube

Extending Versatility with Swedge and Spring Button Tubes

Swedge and spring button tubes are widely recognized for their versatility and ease of use in a variety of applications, from tent frames to display stands and other modular structures. TestriteAluminum is excited to introduce a family of off the shelf Swedge and Spring Button tubes that can be used in a wide variety of projects

Swedge and spring button tubes are engineered to connect beautifully, thanks to a simple yet effective mechanism. The swedged tube end (a tube reduction operation which results in a slightly tapered end) fits snugly into the adjoining tube, while the spring button locks the tubes in place. This design allows for quick assembly and disassembly tool free, making it an ideal solution for both temporary and permanent structures. Swedging is a precise operation, creating a tight fit between the tubes while allowing you to create an infinitely long assembly with constant diameter.

Introducing New Standard Swedge and Spring Button Aluminum Tubes

  1. 24" Extension Tube - Each of these tubes will add 24 inches to a swedge and spring button assembly. Whether you need to adjust the height or length of your structure, this extension piece offers a simple solution. The length of each piece is longer than 24” because part of each tube goes inside the next. You can buy 1” Diameter swedge aluminum tubes and buy 1-1/4” diameter swedged aluminum tubes on
  1. End Tube - The end tube has no swedge and acts as the finishing piece for your assembly. It caps off the assembly, and accepts the swedged tube of the same diameter. This tube is cut to 24” long, and it has a hole on one end to accept the swedged extension tube, and is available in 1" Diameter and 1.25" Diameter

- Practical Application: Building a 96" Swedge and Spring Button Tube

Let’s consider a practical example. Let’s say you want to build a 96” Swedge and Spring Button Pole as part of your project. You would buy 3 Swedged Extension Tubes (which each add 24” with an aluminum tube reduction on one end) and 1 End Tube, for a total assembled length of 96”. If you wanted a 120” Swage and spring button tube, you would buy 4 Extension Tubes and 1 End tube. Do you want to build a 72” Swedged Aluminum Pole? Buy 2 Extension Tubes and 1 End tube.

This modular approach allows you to customize the length of your structure according to your specific needs, whether it’s for a trade show booth, a temporary animal shelter, or any other application requiring adjustable tube lengths. Thoroughly test to ensure the tubing is appropriate for your application, as every application is different and you know your application best.

These swedged aluminum poles can be used in a wide range of applications, from construction projects to event setups, beverage display uprights to marching band displays, indoor flag poles to lightweight short antennas. The ability to add or remove sections as needed provides unmatched flexibility. Made with high-quality thin wall aluminum tubing and plated steel spring buttons, these tubes are built to last through repeated use as long as they’re treated well. This durability ensures a long lifespan and reliable performance. The modular design makes these tubes easy to transport and store. You can disassemble them into smaller sections for convenient packing and transport, making them ideal for on-the-go applications.

Need a different diameter aluminum tube swedged or a different length? We make custom swedged aluminum and even steel tubing in quantity 25+. Visit our sister website to Request a Fast Quotation today!

Note end caps and steel bases are sold separately by TestriteAluminum and may be the perfect compliment for your project.