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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Induction bending machine provides torsional support for sections during bending

November 19, 2015

The new Inductaflex IF30 induction bending machine, available from Trilogy Machinery Inc., features a device that provides torsional support for sections during bending. Created primarily to serve the induction pipe bending industry, especially the oil and gas sector, the machine recently was...

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Multistack tube cold bending machine processes diameters to 8.63 in.

October 28, 2015

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 220 HD MW heavy-duty multistack tube cold bending machine. It processes tubes with a maximum diameter of 8.63 in. and up to 19.7 ft. long. Offering quick setup time, the bender processes materials such as steel, copper-nickel-iron alloys, and stainless steel. It...

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Laser tube cutter handles diameters from 0.008 to 0.98 in.

October 27, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its Sigma laser tube cutter, which can be used with both microsecond fiber and femtosecond disk lasers. The new cutting system provides high edge quality, making it suitable for medical device applications, including a variety of tubes and stents. With 3-...

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Rotary draw tube bender offers simplified programming

October 22, 2015

The Ercolina Top Bender 050 Plus model rotary draw tube and pipe bender simplifies programming and allows the operator to store and produce the desired bend angle in seconds. The new color-coded control displays machine position and all current functions on one screen. Bend angle can be...

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Electric CNC bender handles difficult materials, profiles

October 21, 2015

Trilogy Machinery offers the Inductaflex AL-1, which is the manufacturer’s first fully electric CNC bending machine. The unit can bend most materials and profiles, from complicated aluminum extrusions to polished stainless steel tubes. During development, the machine successfully curved a...

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Forming tool includes 3-in. expander

September 28, 2015

The new Mitey Mate model #1685S from Huth - Ben Pearson Intl. LLC includes four segment expanders (1.5 to 3 in.), with an arbor bolt and two arbor tips. The lightweight, air-operated, portable tool is suitable for making flares, converter ball joint connections, slip-fit connections, replacing...

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Inflatable purging system withstands temperatures to 1,400 degrees F

September 21, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed the HotPurge™ inflatable tube and pipe purging system for heat-treated chrome steel pipe joints, handling temperatures as high as 1,400 degrees F. The purge can be continued safely for up to 24 hours while preheating, welding, and postweld...

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Fast-inflation purge system designed for large pipe diameters

September 9, 2015

Aquasol Corp. has introduced the Opti-Purge® fast-inflation purge system for welding pipes 48 to 84 in. dia. The one-piece system comprises two outer rings and a hollow connector that inflates to create an impermeable seal within the pipe wall. To facilitate rapid purging of large pipes, the...

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Tube and pipe weld purging system prevents oxidation

August 31, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgElite® tube and pipe purging system. Designed for use when welding tubes and pipes such as stainless, duplex, and chrome, the system purges the internal bore with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and discoloration and to ensure a good...

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Tube bending machine features swiveling bending head

August 27, 2015

Lang Tube Tec offers a new, fully electric, CNC tube bending machine with automatic change of bending direction. The 25CNC-EMR R/L features a swiveling bending head and shifting of the clamping unit and pressure die support to achieve short cycle times. According to the company, this provides a...

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Water-soluble film aids pipe purging

August 18, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT® has developed and manufactured Argweld® Weld Purge Film® kits with water-soluble materials that can be used for open assemblies and closing welds. The film produces an impenetrable purge barrier that can be washed away during the hydrotest cycle or by washing...

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Heat covers protect pipe purging equipment

July 31, 2015

Argweld® heat covers from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® protect pipe purging systems from high temperatures. Designed for pipework diameters less than 6 in., the heat covers work with PurgElite® and PurgExtra™ tube and pipe weld purging systems with a temperature endurance up to 572...

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CNC machine performs inside, outside pipe machining

July 27, 2015

Copier Bevelmachines has introduced the Beaver 24 CNC pipe finishing machine with radial and axial feeding. Because the machine cuts the metal from outside to inside, step by step, it can be used for machining tough materials such as stainless steel, duplex, and super duplex, as well as heavy-wall...

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Manual band saw delivers repeatable cuts

July 22, 2015

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool H350M manual band saw has a fully automatic sawing action. Once material is positioned and locked in place, the operator pushes a single button; the saw frame makes the cut at the preset rate and then automatically returns to clear the workpiece. This allows the operator...

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Pipe saw cuts ductile iron pipe

July 17, 2015

The PipeCut 360E from Exact Pipe Tools Inc. cuts through ductile iron, multilayer-material, steel, stainless steel, acid-resistant steel, and copper pipes. Features include a two-stage motor speed control, constant torque, soft start, and automatic overload protection. The machine can cut 3- to...

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