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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Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced - TheFabricator.com

Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced

September 4, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Pipeliner® Arc 80, a low-alloy stick electrode designed for root pass welding up to X80-grade pipe and fill and cap pass welding for X70-grade pipe. It is available in 4.0-mm, 0.1875-in., and 5.0-mm dia. The electrode, which has no intentional addition of...

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GTAW power supply delivers multipurpose welding for tube, pipe - TheFabricator.com

GTAW power supply delivers multipurpose welding for tube, pipe

September 4, 2013

The Liburdi Group of Companies, Dimetrics® Division, has introduced the ORBITIG™ 240 GTAW power supply and control system. The lightweight, portable welding power supply employs PC-controlled, segmented schedule generation for flexible parameter control of the welding process. The new...

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Shortening the concept-to-market timeline for tube fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Shortening the concept-to-market timeline for tube fabricators

September 2, 2013

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Fabricators have quite a few bending processes to choose from—rotary draw, compression, hydraulic ram, and so on—and the variety of bent components is infinite. Matching a process to a specific application isn’t easy, and only will become more difficult as the use of tube and profiles continues to spread. This paper shows how fabricators can classify bend criteria to determine the optimal process.

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Central Tube and Bar hires operations manager - TheFabricator.com

Central Tube and Bar hires operations manager

August 15, 2013

Central Tube and Bar Inc., based in Conway, Ark., has appointed Monty Patton as operations manager of its Tulsa, Okla., facility. He has more than 25 years of experience, serving most recently as operations manager for a firm making engineered industrial washing systems. The company supplies...

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Tube Tech Machinery partners with ITEC

August 12, 2013

Tube Tech Machinery (TTM) of Brescia, Italy, has formed a partnership with Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC) of Rockford, Ill., and Montreal for the sale, service, and support of its equipment in North America. ITEC has more than 15 years of experience servicing other European manufacturers...

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Process Pipe Welding

Process pipe welding: Filler metal options to improve productivity and quality

August 6, 2013

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When welding process pipe, welders need to determine which wires can provide the most appropriate results for every weld pass—root, fill, and cap—and be certain that they are selecting the highest-quality filler metal.

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Fontijne Grotnes Group, Sango Co. sign license agreement

August 5, 2013

Sango, a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive components, and the Fontijne Grotnes Group, a Netherlands supplier of manufacturing equipment and processes, have signed a license agreement allowing the Fontijne Grotnes Group company Fontijne Formitt to market CNC eccentric and oblique spinforming...

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System brings multiprocess welding capabilities to on-site pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

System brings multiprocess welding capabilities to on-site pipe welding applications

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new PipeWorx FieldPro™ system for on-site pipe welding in the refinery, petrochemical, power generation, and HVAC industries. The system, which comes with traditional SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes, can run the advanced regulated metal...

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Burr Oak posts coil evolution white paper online

August 1, 2013

Burr Oak Tool Inc., Sturgis, Mich., has posted a new white paper featuring information on the evolution of coils at http://tinyurl.com/m86oorh. The information is from Chairman and CEO Newell Franks' presentation at the 2013 AHR Expo. The white paper highlights small-diameter coil production,...

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CNC pipe cutting system handles tube to 8 in. dia. - TheFabricator.com

CNC pipe cutting system handles tube to 8 in. dia.

July 30, 2013

Lincoln Electric® Cutting Systems has announced plans to release the new Pipemate™ Profiler CNC pipe cutting system from Vernon Tool® in the fall of 2013. Available in five sizes from 5 to 25 ft., the system cuts pipe lengths from 4 to 24 ft. Measuring 2 ft. wide, the automated...

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Tube bending machines optimized for speed

July 29, 2013

Horn Machine Tools has introduced a new generation of Unison all-electric bending machines featuring mechanical architecture and control software improvements that help reduce tubular part fabrication times. The redesign reduces the time required for intermediate handling and tooling configuration...

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Notcher combines three common sizes in single unit - TheFabricator.com

Notcher combines three common sizes in single unit

July 29, 2013

Innovo Corp. has introduced the 237SUT single-unit triple-station notcher for producing 90-degree joints on pipe ends. The design allows the user to combine three common sizes in a single unit, reducing the amount of tooling required and tool changeover time. Features include a hardened...

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Weld purge system designed for tubes from 1 to 24 in. dia. - TheFabricator.com

Weld purge system designed for tubes from 1 to 24 in. dia.

July 25, 2013

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has released the PurgElite® tube and pipe weld purging system in 15 models for diameters from 1 to 24 in. It is suitable for use on tubes and pipes for the biogas, semiconductor, shipbuilding, offshore, power, and petrochemical industries. The system can be...

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Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts

July 25, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has expanded its line of full-grip jaws to 24 in. dia. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force for thin-walled parts and distribute the gripping pressure over the workpiece surface to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw...

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Oddello Industries announces expansion

July 23, 2013

Oddello Industries, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of metal, tube, pipe, composite, and MDF components for OEMs in a variety of industries, has expanded its tube stamping and cutting operation. As part of the expansion, the company recently added a programmable process that couples a piercer from...

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