Tube and Pipe Fabrication

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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Carbide-tipped saw blade handles austenitic stainless steel tube

November 26, 2014

Kinkelder offers Connexxioncut 4 (CX4) carbide-tipped saw blades for cutting of 300 series stainless steel tubes from 0.12 to 0.24 in. thick. Based on a constant cutting speed of 262.47 FPM and constant tooth load of 0.002 in./tooth, the blades cut 2.36- by 0.16-in. tube in less than 4 sec.,...

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Innovation Days at transfluid Maschinenbau highlights pipe fabrication technology

November 24, 2014

At the ninth Innovation Days event, held recently at transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, industry experts and specialists met to exchange ideas and knowledge about pipe fabrication. The theme of the event, designed for medium-sized companies, was “Profitable Forming...

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Pipe weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer measures trace oxygen levels

November 24, 2014

Advanced Instruments Inc. has introduced the portable GPR-1000 WP weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer to measure trace PPM oxygen levels in seconds for pipe welding. The heavy-duty, rechargeable battery provides the unit with one week of typical use on a single overnight charge. A built-in pump draws...

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Eurolls S.p.A. to supply roll tooling to SMS Meer

November 21, 2014

Eurolls S.p.A., Attimis, Italy, has been selected by SMS Meer GmbH, Mönchengladbach, Germany, and its customer Huta Labedy, Gliwice, Poland, to supply tooling for SMS Meer’s 12.75-in. tube mill. Eurolls is a provider of roll tooling for the tube forming industry....

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R&B Machining launches new website

November 7, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.rbmachining.net promoting its tube bending and forming products and services. The new website offers a comprehensive view of the company’s latest developments in tube end forming machines, as well as tooling used in the...

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Burr Oak Tool marks 70th anniversary, opens new building

November 7, 2014

Burr Oak Tool Inc. is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2014. The firm was founded in 1944 in Burr Oak, Mich., as a provider of tools, dies, and fixtures to local companies. Today the company, now located in Sturgis, Mich., designs customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube...

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Sustaining fabricating success

October 31, 2014

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Located in the Pacific Northwest, P&A Metal Fab is not in a hotbed of North American metal fabricating activity. That hasn't stopped it, however, from growing into a successful and award-winning supplier of metal fabricating services. It's all about continuously improving the entire organization, not just the shop floor.

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Ratchet tube bender kit is portable

October 27, 2014

Uniweld Products offers the CrossBow™ ratchet tube bender for precision bending up to 90 degrees on soft copper and aluminum tubing. The low-friction mandrels and rotating side support blocks provide precision bending in restricted spaces. The bender works on tube ODs of 0.375, 0.5, 0.625,...

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Hydraulic tube scarfing mandrels made for small-diameter tube

October 20, 2014

Saar-Hartmetall USA has introduced three new hydraulic scarfing systems — RI-HN 2, RI-HN 1, and RI-HN 017 — for ID scarfing of ERW heavy-gauge tube and pipe. The hydraulically activated scarfing mandrels are equipped with double-wheel pressure carriage systems. They handle tube IDs...

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Record results reported at wire and Tube China 2014

October 16, 2014

The recent staging of wire and Tube China 2014 in Shanghai closed to record results: 1,461 exhibitors presented technology, machinery, and products from the wire, cable, and tube processing industries to more than 38,000 visitors. In addition to the strong Chinese participation and many...

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Cole-Tuve named as exclusive distributor in U.S., Canada for Apollo s.r.l.

October 16, 2014

Cole-Tuve Inc., White Marsh, Md., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canada by Apollo s.r.l., a manufacturer of high-speed CNC tube and pipe punching and drilling machines based in Italy. Apollo manufactures 22 different hydraulic punching machines for punching and...

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Exact Pipe Tools establishes warehouse, warranty repair center in Canada

October 14, 2014

Pipe cutting machine manufacturer Exact Pipe Tools Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Finland-based Exact Tools Oy, has established a warranty repair and distribution center in Canada at Quality Tool Repair Ltd. of Saskatoon, Sask. The company also has opened a distribution...

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All-electric tube bender handles diameters to 9 in.

October 9, 2014

Unison has developed an all-electric tube bending machine that can bend tubes and pipes up to 9 in. dia. According to the company, the availability of an all-electric machine at this size level brings instant setup and precision bending to applications in the shipbuilding, power generation, oil and...

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Spring packs, guides designed for copper bar processing

October 9, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced spring packs and guides for processing copper bars with Boschert bus bar presses. The tooling for A and B stations comprises custom-length spring packs that work with UltraTEC® guides, punches, strippers, and dies. The tooling for C and D stations...

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Clamp-on weld heads expand orbital GTAW system

October 6, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced HELIX® C series orbital GTAW clamp-on weld heads. They allow operators to weld large-diameter pipes and tubes with no upper limit, as well as smaller-diameter pipes and tubes. They are designed for use with the manufacturer’s APEX® 2100 orbital welding...

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