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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3-D simulator speeds development of tube bending programs -

3-D simulator speeds development of tube bending programs

October 14, 2013

Unison has launched a 3-D simulator, available from Horn Machine Tools, to help metal fabricators accelerate the development of control programs for all-electric tube bending machines. Using artificial intelligence techniques, the simulator provides program analysis and optimization facilities,...

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Permian Tank and Mfg. breaks ground in South Dakota

October 10, 2013

Texas-based steel tank manufacturer Permian Tank and Mfg. has broken ground on a new facility in Belle Fourche, S.D. The plant, expected to open in July 2014, will create about 65 jobs....

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Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing -

Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing

October 8, 2013

Carell Corp. offers Imcar vertical bending and welding equipment for tank manufacturing. The semiautomatic vertical systems combine economy of motion, reduced material handling, optimization of space, and multitasking capabilities, the company reports. Coil stock is fed vertically into the...

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Rattunde to build new facility in Michigan

October 8, 2013

Rattunde Corp., a Germany-based manufacturer of finished length tube and solid bar processing equipment, has announced plans to open a new facility near its current location in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility, scheduled to open in April 2014, will continue to house the North...

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Power sources, weld heads introduced

October 1, 2013

Arc Machines Inc. has introduced several new products for automated orbital welding. The company has released enhanced versions of its M415 and M205 power supplies, which have been equipped with an optional welding data recording (WDR) feature to register digitally each weld as it is produced, as...

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Split-frame pipe cutter designed for ODs up to 120 in.

October 1, 2013

E. H. Wachs has introduced the new LDSF (large-diameter split-frame) pipe cutter for cold cutting, beveling, facing, and counterboring of large-diameter pipes and vessels. Four standard sizes cover pipe from 60 to 120 in. OD. Features include a hydraulic drive system with dual-drive motors, a...

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AddisonMckee, Eaton Leonard announce merger

September 30, 2013

Tube bending and end forming technology companies AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, and Eaton Leonard, Vista, Calif., have announced that they have merged under the common ownership of AddisonMckee Holding LLC (ADMC). Both companies provide equipment and systems to the automotive, aerospace, furniture,...

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Portable videoscope inspection system features pan-and-tilt color camera head -

Portable videoscope inspection system features pan-and-tilt color camera head

September 30, 2013

Lenox Instrument Co. has introduced its portable videoscope system. The self-contained system combines video technology, cordless operation, and portability for the inspection of tube and pipe, heat exchangers drill pipe, turbines, airframes, bridges, power-generation equipment, process tanks...

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OD clamping end prep tool offered with electric motor -

OD clamping end prep tool offered with electric motor

September 30, 2013

Esco Tool offers the electric C-MILLHOG® OD clamping end prep tool for use on thin-wall and heavy-wall tubes with a high percentage of chrome, especially in high-purity applications. The tool has a massive clamp that grips tubing from the outside, evenly distributing the holding power to...

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HGG Profiling Equipment launches online resource

September 19, 2013

HGG Profiling Equipment, Charleston, S.C., has announced the launch of, an online resource for manufacturers and fabricators of pressure vessels. The site addresses typical problems associated with manufacturing and fabricating pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and...

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TPJTV: The Tube Manufacturing Process

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

Length: 10:00

Join Eric Lundin as he interviews Dan Janikowski of Plymouth Tube Company, East Troy, Wis., to learn about the tube manufacturing process.

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Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi -

Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi

September 18, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software for the metals industry in Miñano, Spain, has formed a distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corp., Japan, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The agreement will lead to the...

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Ohio Laser appoints CEO -

Ohio Laser appoints COO

September 17, 2013

Ohio Laser, a fabricator of tube, sheet, and plate in Plain City, Ohio, has appointed Albert Wittkopp as chief operating officer. He previously served the Midwest Express Group of Companies, the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda Logistics, where he held executive positions including officer and...

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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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