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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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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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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Tube bending CAD/CAM software accommodates laser tube cutting

October 3, 2014

A new version of TubeWorks tube bending CAD/CAM software, which provides tubular metal fabricators with preproduction tools for laser cutting as well as tube bending, is available from Unison. Developed by the software consultancy 3DCompound, the software is an add-in module for the SolidWorks®...

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Pipe sealing plugs offered

September 30, 2014

The Pipestoppers® Division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has released a set of literature describing its line of pipe sealing plugs and stoppers. The accessories can be used for low-pressure water or air testing of pipe systems in water, gas, oil, and other fluid industry pipe work, as well as...

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Tube bending lubricant sticks to tubing for improved housekeeping

September 16, 2014

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metdraw 6640 for the bending of ferrous and nonferrous tubing up to 5 in. dia. and 0.109 in. wall thickness. The lubricant is suitable for use on aluminum, aluminized steels, high-carbon steels, stainless steels, and copper alloy tubing. The lubricant is oil-free...

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Cutting machine handles pipes, tubes, and flat plate

August 27, 2014

HGG’S new Multi-Profile Cutting (MPC) machine is designed for manufacturers with production volumes that cannot justify dedicated machines for profiling pipe alone. It can be configured to cut a variety of profile shapes, including pipes, box sections, angle bars, and flat sheet metal strips....

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Incremental tube forming process shapes high-strength pipe materials

August 25, 2014

Dortmund Technical University and transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH have cooperated to develop incremental tube forming, a step-by-step shaping of a tube end or tube that allows processing of high-strength and ultrahigh-strength materials. Straight tubes can be formed into increasingly complex shapes,...

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Machine automatically deburrs miter-cut and bent tubes

August 18, 2014

Kent Corp. has developed a new Burrmaster deburring machine to deburr the ends of miter-cut and bent tubes. It allows the machine operator to control the machine completely from the push-button station. The process begins when tube is loaded into the custom clamp fixture by the machine...

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Multichannel automatic bar loading magazine is sized for job shops

August 18, 2014

Breuning Irco’s ecoPROFI automatic bar loading magazine, available from Lexair Inc., delivers automatic, multisize bar feeding in a small-footprint package suitable for job shops. Capable of handling barstock from 0.2 to 2 in., the multichannel, “Gatling-Gun”-style magazine allows one-button...

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Portable beveling tools generate no sparks, heat

August 7, 2014

Fastenal offers portable beveling tools that create inside/outside bevels, pipe beveling, countersink, and radius paint edges. The portable tools generate no sparks or heat, and changeouts are completed in 30 sec. The electric FMT Bevel Mate can bevel depths up to 0.5 in. Proprietary cutter...

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Process pipe welding system suitable for pipe from 6 to 72 in.

August 7, 2014

Magnatech’s Pipeliner FCAW process pipe system makes code-quality welds with the high-deposition FCAW process. Designed to weld pipe 6 to 72 in. and larger, the system can be used for construction of electric utility power piping and oil, gas, and water pipelines, as well as for fabrication of...

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Circular saw makes straight, miter cuts on bars, tubes, structural workpieces

July 29, 2014

Pat Mooney Inc. offers the OMP KR3 fully automatic circular miter saw. It is designed for production sawing applications requiring straight and miter cuts on bars, tubes, and structural workpieces. Its upcut design provides a cutting capacity of 8.5 in. and the ability to cut angles in the...

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Composite system repairs steel pipes/pipelines

July 29, 2014

Henkel offers the Loctite® composite repair system for steel pipes and pipelines, which meets the requirements of the ISO/TS 24817 global quality standard. The heart of the new all-in-one repair system is a composite material made of resin reinforced with fibers. In steel pipelines, the...

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