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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Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment -

Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment

September 13, 2013

Wendt USA has introduced the new FPM 230, a portable, electric finishing and polishing tool. The unit, which features a 900- to 2,500-RPM variable-speed control, can be configured as an orbital polisher or linear finishing tool for flat and irregular parts. With the addition of an optional belt...

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Rosenberger launches new website

September 11, 2013

Rosenberger AG, Simonswald, Germany, has announced the relaunch of its website at Besides a refreshed design, the site includes new content such as applications, projects, current issues, dates, and a media library. Highlighted are the company's tube bending machines, robot...

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Weld Plus named exclusive distributor for Watts Specialties

September 9, 2013

Weld Plus Inc., Cincinnati, has been named the exclusive distributor of Watts Specialties products in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, and Michigan. Watts Specialties manufactures a variety of pipe fabricating products, including manual and automated computerized cutting...

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Olicana Products installs tube preparation machine

September 9, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube fabricating company based in West Yorkshire, U.K., has finished production of a tube finishing machine for use in its facility. The machine's horizontal-mounted ram can spline, drill, ream, countersink, and swage. Hydraulic workholding offers repeatability, and...

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Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 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. -

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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