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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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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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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Superior Tube earns AS9100 certification

September 29, 2014

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., has announced its certification to AS9100. The company is a manufacturer of precision tubing for the aerospace industry, including seamless and welded tubes, straight lengths, and coils in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and...

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Haven Mfg. hires Midwest field service technician

September 26, 2014

Haven Mfg., a provider of tube cutting and processing equipment in Brunswick, Ga., has appointed Scott Jaynes as field service technician, located in the Indianapolis area. He is responsible for new and existing customer accounts in the upper Midwest. Jaynes spent most of his career in the...

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Muns Group marks 25 years in business

September 22, 2014

Muns Group Inc., a piping and mechanical construction company in Beech Island, S.C., celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1989 the company now has a 14,000-sq.-ft. fabrication shop and a 3,800-sq.-ft. administration building that house what has grown into three separate...

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George A. Mitchell Co. appoints director of sales and engineering

September 19, 2014

George A. Mitchell Co., Youngstown, Ohio, a producer of push pointing equipment and cold forming equipment for the tube industry, has appointed Craig H. Kyle to the newly created position of director of sales and engineering. Kyle has more than 12 years of experience in the pipe and tube...

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