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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Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections

October 3, 2011

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT Jumbo series automatic laser tube cutting system for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes. The system can be used to cut round, square, and rectangular tubes, as well as nontubular open structural sections in diameters from 3 to 20 in. and lengths up to 60 ft....

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Fiber-optic laser machine designed for tube and profile processing

September 26, 2011

Haven Mfg. Corp. offers the SOCO Machinery SLT-150 fiber-optic laser machine to the U.S. market. Designed for tube and profile processing, the laser cutting machine combines multiple machining processes in one system. The company manufactures tube cutting and processing equipment, including...

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Articulating roller heads can be used to form tubular parts with obstructions

September 26, 2011

Articulating roller heads from Orbitform Group have rollers that can move inward or outward toward the material to be formed. They can be used to form tubular parts with obstructions. The orbital power head becomes the transporter of the tooling head; once in advanced position, the articulating...

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Metal cutting controller has expanded functionality

September 14, 2011

Hypertherm has announced plans to produce the new MicroEDGE Pro CNC with the latest Phoenix® version 9 software. The CNC delivers customizable control for a variety of cutting applications. The software expands the control's functionality for multiple plasma bevel designs, waterjet, and cutting...

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Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe

September 14, 2011

Esco Tool offers the Wart MILLHOG® right-angle, ID clamping end prep tool for beveling, facing, and boring pipe simultaneously, including compound bevels and J preps. According to the manufacturer, the tool achieves consistent, contaminant-free end preps required for orbital welding, pulling...

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Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models

August 23, 2011

Scotchman® Metal Fabricating Solutions has introduced pipe notchers by ALMI. Suitable for preparing double-corner joints for welding, the machines help ensure that the correct cope is made on gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Three types of notchers are available: manual,...

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Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training

August 15, 2011

Magnatech's Tubemaster 517 orbital welding machine integrates a controller and orbital head with standard GTAW power supplies. An intuitive, symbol-based interface requires minimal operator...

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Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser tube cutting system processes galvanized steel and highly reflective materials

July 25, 2011

LT Fiber from BLM Group USA is the first automated laser tube cutting machine to use a fiber laser resonator, the company reports. With its 2-kW IPG fiber laser source, the system can process highly reflective materials such as brass, copper, and aluminum, as well as galvanized steel. The...

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Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys - TheFabricator.com

Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys

July 18, 2011

Swagelok® has added four new tube facing tools and one new cutting tool to its product line. The tools are intended for use with 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, and most nickel-based alloys. The tube facing tools produce flat, smooth, square, burr-free, and chamfer-free tube...

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End caps lock securely onto threads until removed by pulling tab and breaking seal - TheFabricator.com

End caps lock securely onto threads until removed by pulling tab and breaking seal

July 18, 2011

Mocap's tear-tab caps are designed to fit over threaded tubing, rods, and fittings. They are suitable for use as shipping caps, end caps, pipe caps, product protection, and thread protectors. The inner rings lock the cap securely onto threads until the cap is removed by pulling the tab and...

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Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line - TheFabricator.com

Automatic tube saw operates as stand-alone unit or part of processing line

June 20, 2011

The TC720 automatic tube saw from BLM Group USA is designed to operate as a stand-alone unit or as part of a fully automated tube processing line controlled by a single CNC. The programming system has an applications-tested database that covers blade speeds and feeds for different materials,...

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Pipe/tube cutting and profiling system designed for handrail, fencing fabrication - TheFabricator.com

Pipe/tube cutting and profiling system designed for handrail, fencing fabrication

June 3, 2011

VERNON Tool™ Co., a Lincoln Electric subsidiary, offers pipe and tube cutting and profiling systems for use in the handrail and fencing fabrication market. The MasterTube™ Cutter (MTC) and MasterPipe™ Profiler (MPP) models are suitable for small to medium-sized shops. The...

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End prep tool features air power-assisted clamping - TheFabricator.com

End prep tool features air power-assisted clamping

May 23, 2011

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ end prep tool from Esco Tool features air power-assisted clamping for instant attach and release to the tube or pipe ID. Developed for repetitive end preps on tubes from 0.5 to 3 in. OD, the tool is suitable for use on boiler panels in limited-access...

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Air-driven pipe cutter also performs horizontal front cutting - TheFabricator.com

Air-driven pipe cutter also performs horizontal front cutting

May 2, 2011

Delivering 1.75 HP at 12,000 RPM, the new air-powered Titan 150™ from Pipeline Renewal Technologies cuts almost any pipe or liner material quickly and cleanly. With two-axis articulation, its cutter arm reaches up 9 in. and sweeps 400 degrees; it also performs horizontal front cutting....

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Portable end prep tool designed to remove simply from tube and not catch on burrs - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool designed to remove simply from tube and not catch on burrs

April 5, 2011

Esco Tool’s Ground MILLHOG® is a right-angle-drive, air-powered, portable welding end prep tool that features a clamp rib assembly incorporating a captive internal band and smooth clamp ribs. The ID clamping tool removes simply from the tube, does not catch on burrs, and is unaffected...

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