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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Burr Oak Tool, industry partners develop simulations of copper tube inner grooves

May 22, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has partnered with the International Copper Association (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. to develop simulations of the inner grooves of MicroGroove™ copper tubes using CoilDesigner® software from the University of Maryland. With these new developments implemented...

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Rolling tube forming produces complex forms with minimal tooling

May 20, 2015

Rolling tube forming machines from transfluid minimize the use of tools and allow for creation of freely formed geometries. The technology is most suitable for use on tubes that already have been axially preformed, if sharp-edged contours need to be created for sealing elements, or if perfect...

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Design, prototype, production services offered for hydroformed parts

May 19, 2015

Excella Technologies provides part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. The company focuses on fluid-carrying and structural parts for such industries as agriculture, construction, commercial truck, and automotive, using stainless, mild, and...

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Process allows tube threading in very short cycle times

May 19, 2015

Suhner, in cooperation with Wagner, has developed a process that allows threading operations in very short cycle times. The workpiece is fed from barstock material. After a cut-to-length operation, it is machined by three BEX15 machining units with Weldon toolholders. Operations include OD/ID and...

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Getting the most for your tube bending buck

May 12, 2015

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Understanding the basic tube bending methods, including their capabilities and limitations, can help you uncover the best and most economical way to achieve a quality bend.

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Tube Innovation Days finds success at first staging in Shanghai

May 11, 2015

Chinese customers and interested parties gathered in Shanghai on April 15-16 for the first Tube Innovation Days. The event covered the entire process chain of tube manufacturing and processing. Almost 200 visitors from Asia attended the event, seeing displays by Dreistern, TRUMPF, Sema,...

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STI-SPFA bestows 2014 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards in 13 categories

May 11, 2015

Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI-SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has recognized member companies in 13 product categories with its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2014. The awards recognize a product’s promotional value, uniqueness, design and...

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Tri Tool Services appoints VP

May 7, 2015

Tri Tool Services, Rancho Cordova, Calif., has appointed Robert Korey as vice president of field services, overseeing Tri Tool Services, Tri Tool Power Services, welding operations, OEM shop services, and OEM training. He is based at the company’s Gulf Coast Service Center in Stafford, Texas....

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Brighton Tru-Edge rebrands, launches new website

May 7, 2015

Cincinnati-based Brighton Tru-Edge, a cold-form vessel and tank head manufacturer, has rebranded and launched a new website at www.brightontruedge.com. The website includes a scrolling market update showing surcharge and scrap; an online catalog of products with technical diagrams and datasheets...

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Right/left bending makes machine suitable for challenging tube geometries

May 6, 2015

The t bend machine from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH offers right/left bending technology for challenging tube geometries. The machine comes with two individually adjustable heads for use on tubes with a diameter of less than 1.25 in. The adjustable heads allow right- and left-hand bending;...

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Bewo and Hebö partner to supply tube processing system

May 1, 2015

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V., a Netherlands supplier of automated tube cutting lines, has installed a tube fabricating system at a company in Germany that supplies products to the agricultural sector. The system combines its automated circular cutting machine with two of its deburring machines and...

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Kasto delivers band saw to Aerodyne Alloys

April 30, 2015

Kasto Inc., Export, Pa., has delivered a Kasto Tec AC4 KPC high-performance band saw to South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys, a subsidiary of O’Neal Steel. The saw is used to cut and process large-diameter specialty alloys. Aerodyne has purchased 18 saws from Kasto over the past 12...

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Getting to the root of pipe welding automation

April 29, 2015

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Automating the root pass in pipe spool fabrication has always been a challenge, and making weld preparations more consistent just hasn’t been economically practical. In this market, advanced vision systems and adaptive welding have helped overcome these challenges.

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending receives award for 20th anniversary

April 22, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc. has been recognized by the city of Dublin, Calif., with the 20 Years of Successful Business Award. The company manufactures custom tubular parts that are used in a variety of industrial and technical applications. Processes include tube bending; tube...

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Unison Ltd. wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2015

Tube bending machine manufacturer Unison Ltd., Scarborough, Great Britain, has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which the company says is the U.K.’s highest accolade for business success. The company received the award, presented annually, in recognition of its...

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