At George A, Mitchell Co., we want to help you learn about our push pointers and how they work. Our push pointing machines are hydraulically powered and feature contoured gripper jaws to hold a tube in place. With the tube fixed in place, special drawing dies are forced over the end of the material, reducing it to a smaller diameter.
Another Mitchell device guides the reduced end, ensuring that it has a straight and concentric point. This process is repeated until the reduced end reaches the desired diameter. Typically the wall thickness at the reduced point will be higher than the rest of the tube, strengthening the tip. The tip is also never fully sealed so that air can pass through the pipe during later processing. In addition to our push pointing technology, we offer other cold forming machines to augment our services.