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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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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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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End machining center made for continuous processing of tube

April 3, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the BC80, an automated, CNC end machining center for cut-to-length, chamfering, facing, boring, and threading of tube and bar. Designed for 24-hr. production processing of tube up to 3.15 in. dia. and lengths from 0.4 to 13 in., the unit is suitable for high-volume...

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Pipe processing software comes in three versions

April 1, 2015

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has developed “t project” software for use in pipe processing applications. Based on the Windows® operating system, it has a user-friendly structure and offers intuitive possible uses without intensive training, the company reports. Three versions of the software...

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Coolant designed for pipe threading process

March 24, 2015

Quaker Chemical Corp. offers QUAKERCOOL® 750 TP coolant fluid for the pipe threading process. The mineral oil-free microemulsion provides lubrication, short-term corrosion protection, clean rinsing, and a wide water-quality tolerance. The coolant resists microbiological growth and does not contain...

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Cold saw designed for high-volume sawing of steel tubes

March 18, 2015

Pat Mooney Saws offers the Matic 315 CM 1B fully automatic circular cold saw designed for high-volume sawing of steel tubes. The machine comes standard with an automatic loading system that includes an automatic bundle loader capable of running long production runs. A heavy-duty pivoting saw...

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Laser tube cutting system cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in.

February 25, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the model LT8 laser tube cutting system. The 3-D CO2 laser tube cutting machine cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in. and a bar weight up to 1,000 lbs. The unit, equipped with a tilting, +/-45-degree head, provides for 5-axis cutting and ultrahigh-speed piercing, allowing...

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Pipe weld purging system designed for tubes up to 24 in. dia.

February 16, 2015

For producing zero-color, nonoxidized weld roots, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Limited HFT® offers PurgExtra™ for the weld purging of tubes and pipes from 1 to 24 in. dia. According to the company, the product complements the PurgElite® series, but also has extra purge gas inlets and...

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Cutting ring system helps prevent pipe slippage

February 9, 2015

Voss Fluid GmbH has developed a new, patented cutting ring system: the VOSSRing with preassembly stud. The system provides maximum leakage protection and prevents installation errors on pipe connections in hydraulic systems. The ring cuts steel and stainless steel pipes. Its material, geometry,...

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GMAW system made for piping applications

February 5, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced an orbital GMAW system suitable for industries such as pipeline, construction, and process piping. The system is driven by the APEX® 3000 mechanized controller and pairs with the HELIX® M85 weld head and track ring. Each component in the system can...

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CNC plasma tube cutter adjusts quickly to various material shapes

January 19, 2015

Electro-Mechanical Integrators (EMI) offers the Tube Processing Center (TPC), a CNC machine for cutting any combination of intersecting angles, copes, slots, and holes with no tooling changes. Changes to material sizes and shapes are accomplished in a matter of minutes with only an Allen wrench....

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High-speed pipe purging system upgraded

January 13, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®) has introduced the QuickPurge®III upgraded pipe purging system for high-speed pipe joint welding. The combination of Intacal® II and the integrated PurgeGate® device makes it possible to inflate the dams safely with argon gas before releasing it for...

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Lightweight pipe stand can be carried to where pipes need to be cut

December 4, 2014

The new lightweight, portable PipeBench 170 is available from Exact Pipe Tools Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Exact Tools Oy. Equipped with a chain vise, the stand holds the pipe firmly when creating a thread or welding. It features a worktable, a chip tray to catch sawing or threading chips, and a...

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