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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Antirust machine applies protective oil to pipes, profiles

June 30, 2015

Kent Corp. offers DieTronic antirust machinery for the tube and pipe and stamping industries. The LCP antirust machine enables inline application of protective oil onto the surface of pipes and profiles. Oil is applied proportionally to mill speed by the encoder feedback circuit, which measures...

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Keeping it together at 330 MPH

June 29, 2015

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Top Fuel races are a dazzling sight, covering 1,000 feet in little more than 3 seconds. The drivers get the glory and the engines get the attention—they develop approximately 10,000 horsepower—but underneath the car’s exterior is a marvel of modern engineering: a tubular chassis that somehow holds together through 4G of acceleration during the race and the even harsher 5G of deceleration when it’s over.

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending receives performance award

June 25, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending, Dublin, Calif., has received an award from a longtime customer for performance in 2014, recognizing its quality, delivery, and service. The company manufactures custom tubular parts that are used in a variety of industrial and technical applications. Processes...

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All-electric CNC tube benders hold four sets of bend tools at once

June 25, 2015

Horn Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a line of all-electric CNC benders from 2- to 10-in. capacity. The clamp and pressure die are equipped with large electric servomotors. The Quad Stack design allows the user to mount up to four sets of full-size bend tools at once. This permits rapid...

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Machine punches holes in opposing walls of tubing

June 24, 2015

Multicyl Inc.® offers a double horizontal tube punching machine. The unit punches holes in the opposing walls of a tube or extrusion. Both holes are positioned and aligned correctly every time and punched in seconds, the company...

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Fabricators flying ultralights

June 24, 2015

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Most people who own ultralight aircraft buy them fully assembled, but this isn't the only option. U-Fly-It, DeLand, Fla., lets the buyer be the builder if he's handy and has about two weeks to spare.

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Mathey Dearman appoints Equipment Corps as certified service center

June 22, 2015

Mathey Dearman Inc., Tulsa, Okla., a manufacturer of pipe cutting and beveling machines and pipe alignment and re-forming clamps, has partnered with Equipment Corps, Stoney Creek, Ont., to participate in its certified service center program. The program provides factory-quality inspection, repair,...

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Burr Oak Tool forms partnership with OTS

June 18, 2015

Sturgis, Mich.-based Burr Oak Tool Inc., a manufacturer of production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has formed a partnership with Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. (OTS), College Park, Md., a provider of research, experimentation, and development in the HVAC and...

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All-electric tube bender designed for HVAC applications

June 11, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the 4-Runner, a multipurpose, compact tube bending machine for a variety of applications, but especially HVAC.The machine can be configured as a dedicated tube bender for a specific production application or a complete process that includes straightening from coil,...

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TPJTV: Superior Joining Technologies

Presented by TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

Length: 3:50

TPJ-TV host Eric Lundin interviews Thom Shelow, co-owner and vice president of Superior Joining Technologies, about the company’s joining capabilities, which include microwelding.

Tube Form Solutions, Herber Eng. announce partnership

June 8, 2015

Tube Form Solutions (TFS), a provider of tube bending services, equipment, and tooling in Elkhart, Ind., has entered into a partnership with tube bending machine manufacturer Herber Eng. AB, Värnamo, Sweden. TFS will market and sell Herber tube benders and deliver technical support to all...

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EFD Induction receives order from European pipemaker for welding machine

June 1, 2015

EFD Induction, based in Skien, Norway, has announced that it has been selected by a large European tube and pipe manufacturer to design, build, and install a single-cabinet, 750-kW, 200-kHz Weldac welding machine. The machine will weld profiles in various dimensions, as well as tubes up to 6.30...

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Tube fittings accommodate extreme-temperature applications

June 1, 2015

The Tube Fittings Division (TFD) of Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced Seal-Lok™ Xtreme. This O-ring face seal tube fitting is equipped with a metal sealing ring that makes it suitable for applications in which typical elastomeric sealing is not a possibility because of extreme temperature....

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Saw arm assemblies allow cutting system customization

May 28, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries’ saw arm assemblies enable users to create custom cutting systems. The KM20AS and K20AS saws have a 16-/18-/20-in. blade arm assembly. The K10AS manually operated saw features a 10-in. blade arm assembly. The K12-14AS manually operated saw features a 12-/14-in. blade arm...

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Schwarze-Robitec establishes new website

May 26, 2015

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec GmbH, Cologne, Germany, has launched a redesigned website at www.schwarze-robitec.com with large-format images and menu navigation. Under the Applications heading, visitors can choose from nine different industries and receive an overview of...

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