The iconic oval tube profile and casting system have been around for many years, having been founded by Timeless Tube in 1987. Specially designed for marine and architectural applications, the oval tube profile and its casting system have been carefully developed over the years.
Offering a more gentle aesthetic together with an ergonomic and tactile shape, the oval tube profile has a vast number of possible applications. The low maintenance design has proved to be particularly popular to use with architectural and marine purposes.
This oval tube profile and casting system enable fabricators to produce high quality handrails and balustrades in conjunction with structural glass and brickwork.
When utilised as a handrail, the oval tube profile can be joined by welding the castings into the tube without any visual defects to create an uncompromising, seamless form or simply dry joined.
This elliptical tube profile can be formed from any of the metals that we offer, but should you choose to use stainless steel 316L or stainless steel 304 then the oval tube is ideally suited to both internal and external applications.
Depending on your project requirements, you may decide that an alternative metal is preferable. We have developed techniques to form this oval tube in both aluminium 5083 and aluminium 6063 which provides the added benefit of reduced weight. Alternatively, why not choose copper, brass or bronze to create a more significant visual impact.
Timeless Tube now offers this profile in smaller sections of rolled or fixed radius bends. Please contact us for more details.
Typically supplied in a bright polish finish which can be easily polished further to achieve a mirror finish through sisal polishing. If you would like some more information on the various finishes available, please contact us to discuss
The manufacturing process reduces the length by 0.2 meters. This means that our stainless steel oval tube profiles and aluminium 5083 oval tube profiles are sold in lengths of 5.8 meters. Other metals are supplied in different tube sizes; the total is size reduced by 0.2 meters.
Stainless Steel 316l / 1.4404
All of our five tube products are available in premium quality stainless steel 316L. Also known as 1.4404 stainless steel, this marine grade stainless steel have fantastic qualities with a high resistance to corrosion. Perfect for exterior applications both structural and decorative, it is a strong and versatile material that is ideal for marine applications.
Stainless steel 304 / 1.4301
Any of our tube styles can be made using stainless steel 304. Sometimes referred to as 1.4301 stainless steel, this practical and versatile material provides ample strength while retaining a high degree of manipulability. This quality metal is suitable for structural and decorative purposes and lends itself to interior applications.
Aluminium 5083 is a high quality premium grade aluminium that possesses immense strength coupled with excellent formability. This combination makes aluminium 5083 perfect for a wide range of applications. This material has a high value, but the additional attribute of being lighter in weight makes it desirable for specific projects.
Aluminium 6063 is cost effective alternative for applications where strength and weight are key attributes. Although a lower grade material compared to aluminium 5083, it remains a practical and versatile metal that can be used to create our flat sided oval tubes, oval tubes and ornamental square tubes.
Copper / Brass / Bronze
Copper is a pure metal that is known for its strength, durability, resistance to corrosion and natural reddish brown colour.
Brass is an alloy consisting of copper and zinc, which increases its strength compared to pure copper and provides a lighter gold-like finish.
Bronze is also an alloy consisting primarily of copper that offers increased strength and more resistance to abrasion.
All of our tube products are available in these metals and are suitable for decorative applications due to their enhanced aesthetics.
Contact us for more information on using alternative materials.
Stainless Steel Tube Finishes
Our quality stainless steel tubes are available in different finishes depending on your project requirements. We can deliver your tubes with a mill finish or descaled finish that is ready for you to incorporate into your project.
Brushed or satin finishes offer a warmer tone to unfinished stainless steel and is effective in disguising blemishes or fingerprints.
Alternatively, you could opt for a bright polished finish which provides a stunning aesthetic with reflective qualities and can achieve a mirror finish with sisal polishing.
The image above shows how dimensions are detailed, for example 47mm x 25mm x 1.5mm. Please see our full range of sizes in the enquiry form below.