Tube and Pipe Fabrication Products

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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Fiber laser, CO2 laser equipment designed for stainless steel tube fabrication

April 15, 2014

Rofin offers FL series fiber laser equipment for welding thin-walled stainless steel tubes, as well as CO2 slab lasers for welding medium- and thick-walled stainless steel tubes. The fiber lasers, with output power up to 6 kW, are suitable for welding different stainless steels and nickel-based...

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Tube cutting/finishing system produces 5,000 pieces/hr.

April 10, 2014

Rattunde Corp. has introduced the ACS® + CFMtwin tube cutting and finishing system. Equipped with a twin machining head that fits onto the standard head, the machine cuts two tube or bar sections simultaneously, then machines both ends of both workpieces at the same time. The machine can...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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Pipe marking unit includes digital inclinometer gauge

March 18, 2014

Sumner Mfg. offers the Sumner Center Punch for measuring angles and marking pipe. It includes a digital inclinometer gauge which displays angles to the nearest hundredth. The gauge is set on an angled magnetic base, from which it can be removed, that contains a push-button, spring-loaded striking...

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All-electric tube bender delivers high levels of automation

March 10, 2014

The Elect XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM Group USA bends tubes up to 6 in. dia. The unit can handle applications with few or no straights between bends and those requiring tight-radius bends. The precise control and positioning of the bender’s electric axes help ensure that optimum...

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Pipe cutting attachment designed for laser system

February 20, 2014

Kern Laser Systems has introduced a new pipe cutting option for its Micro and HSE laser systems. The rotary attachment implements a small, lathe-type chuck and brushless servomotor, resulting in smooth, accurate cutting, the company says. The machine can handle pipes up to 62 in. long and 6 in....

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End finishing/inspection machine has seven stations working simultaneously

February 17, 2014

Haven has developed a custom machine for prehydroform tube machining, inspection, and identification for a supplier of aluminum automotive frame components. The machine has seven stations working simultaneously to complete a finished tube every 5 sec. The sequence of operation is double end...

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Pipe, flange protection products can be installed, removed by hand

February 12, 2014

Mocap has introduced a new line of pipe and flange protection products, including pipe caps, pipe plugs, outside-fitting flange protectors, push-in flange protectors, and bolt hole flange protectors. The products can be installed and removed by hand. They are designed to protect many sizes and...

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Demagnetization coils help decrease weld repairs

February 10, 2014

Western Instruments offers the WD series magnetizing and demagnetizing coils for such applications as downhole drilling assemblies, particularly for horizontal well drilling, as well as pipeline construction and repairs. According to the manufacturer, preweld demagnetization of line pipe helps...

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Tube and pipe cutting software drives multiple 3-D laser cutting machines

February 4, 2014

SigmaTek Systems LLC has released SigmaTUBE® tube and pipe cutting software for round, square, rectangular, and triangular tube and pipe. It also supports structural materials such as I-beams, H-beams, C-channel, and angle iron. Custom programs are available for use with Mazak FabriGear,...

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Tube bending CAD/CAM software

Tube bending CAD/CAM software extracts data from CAD models in seconds

January 28, 2014

Horn Machine Tools offers the TubeWorks software add-in, manufactured by 3DCompound Ltd. The PC-based CAD/CAM system allows tubular metal fabricators who use SolidWorks® CAD software to reduce order processing and preproduction development time from hours to minutes, states the...

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Manifold made for automotive, HVAC/R industries

January 9, 2014

Uniweld offers the Spirit manifold, which comprises a lightweight, extruded aluminum body; handles for positive control; a double O-ring piston valve; and an easy-access front hose holder. Its 3.125-in. steel case NPF™ gauges feature color-coded protective boots, as well as a 3-, 5-, or 6-ft....

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Mini profiler delivers pipe cutting in small footprint

January 8, 2014

Vernon Tool offers the Lincoln Electric MASTERPIPE® mini profiler, an entry-level CNC pipe cutting system in a compact footprint. It cuts and profiles pipe from 1 to 12 in. OD, performing straight, miter, saddle, center-offset, and multiple-intersection cuts, as well as gusset slots. The unit...

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Pipe purging system designed for preheated pipe welding

January 7, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT®, has developed the HotPurge™ pipe purging system for use up to 572 degrees F for 24 hours, rated up to 1,292 degrees F. The system is based on the company's Quick Purge®II design, but adapted for use at high temperatures. The system is suitable...

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Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation - TheFabricator.com

Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation

November 25, 2013

Swagelok Co. has introduced the new Swagelok® high-volume swaging unit (HVSU), designed to streamline nut-ferrule installation in the oil and gas, alternative fuel, and general industries. The unit enables installers to preswage the manufacturer's nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel...

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