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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PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes - TheFabricator.com

PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes

March 27, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released FX Tube, a PC-based software system for tube and pipe processing, for use on the Mazak Fabri Gear machine. The new system can create complex pipe shapes via imported solid models, 2-D CAD data, or internal drafting features. The input system defines geometric...

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Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing

March 19, 2013

BLM Group has introduced the Lasertube LT5, an entry-level, automated laser tube cutter designed to handle small and medium-sized tubes. Equipped with a 1-kW IPG fiber laser, the unit can process mild steel, as well as highly reflective materials such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The machine...

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Machines handle longitudinal seam welding of circular, rectangular ducts - TheFabricator.com

Machines handle longitudinal seam welding of circular, rectangular ducts

March 7, 2013

Cemsa S.p.A. has designed two new machines for the longitudinal seam welding of circular and rectangular ducts for the HVAC sector. The MRL F 1000 SQ TOL for square tubes allows welding of ducts with minimum dimensions of 1.97 by 3.94 in. The MRL F 1000 LT is designed for small to medium-size...

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Roll-Kraft adds four employees

March 7, 2013

Roll-Kraft, a manufacturer of tooling for the tube and pipe and roll forming industries, has hired four new employees at its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters. The company has added Jacob Bohinc and Tyler Kirby to its shipping/receiving and cleaning/regrinds departments. Billy Breeding has been hired as...

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CSI orders tube welding line from SMS Meer

March 7, 2013

California Steel Industries (CSI), Fontana, Calif., has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, for the delivery of a 24-in. HF tube welding line. The line will enable the company to expand its maximum HF tube OD from 16 to 24 in. in lengths up to 80 ft. The line is designed to produce pipes at a...

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Roll bending machine alters for varying applications - TheFabricator.com

Roll bending machine alters for varying applications

March 5, 2013

Cole-Tuve Inc. offers Sahinler Metal Makina four-roll angle and shape bending rolls with capacities up to 4 by 4 by 0.5 in. The roll position geometry allows each machine to be used as a pyramid roll, three-roll initial-pinch or double-pinch roll, four-roll double-pinch roll, or press, depending...

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Narrow induction heating blankets fit in small spaces - TheFabricator.com

Narrow induction heating blankets fit in small spaces

March 5, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new, narrow, air-cooled induction heating blankets for weld preheating in pipeline applications with the ProHeat™ 35 induction heating system. The blankets, 4.25 in. wide by 160 or 185 in. long, are designed for 48- and 56-in.-dia. pipes,...

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ELT Tooling, Midwest Bender Services announce merger

March 5, 2013

ELT Tooling Inc., a manufacturer of tube bending and end forming tooling, and Midwest Bender Services Inc., a provider of tube bending and end forming machinery, have merged to form Tube Form Solutions LLC. The merger allows the companies to provide turnkey systems of machinery and tooling. The...

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BLM Group USA appoints southern region sales manager - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group USA appoints southern region sales manager

March 5, 2013

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Jason E. Blair as its new southern region sales manager. In this position, Blair is responsible for customer account management and sales of the company's line of tube processing equipment. The southern...

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Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr. - TheFabricator.com

Electric hairpin bender produces 4,000 hairpins/hr.

March 4, 2013

The Oak Triumph electric hairpin bender from Burr Oak Tool Inc. features throughput capacities of up to 4,000 hairpins/hr., handling eight parts per cycle. The machine processes tubes up to 0.375 in. dia. The bender features stretch straightening to produce straight tubes, a feed and cut system...

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Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding system captures welding information for reporting

February 27, 2013

The APEX™ 2100 orbital GTAW system is available from Lincoln Electric. Housed in a modular cabinet, the system integrates a welding power source, controller, water cooler, and accessories required to drive the orbital weld head and pipe clamping system. The system monitors, adjusts, and...

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End cutoff system preps pipe for hydrotesting

February 27, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced a new end cutoff system for parting and beveling of pipes at various feed rates and surface speeds before hydrotesting. Beveling removes unwanted burrs on the outside of the pipe to prevent cutting the hydrotest seals as the pipe enters the test heads....

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Haven Mfg. adds director of engineering

February 25, 2013

Haven Mfg., Brunswick, Ga., a designer and manufacturer of tube and bar cutting machines, has named Mike Weidman as director of engineering. He has many years of experience in mechanical and control systems engineering within the OEM industry. An Army veteran, Weidman has a bachelor's degree in...

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Pipe saw produces end prep bevels for welding - TheFabricator.com

Pipe saw produces end prep bevels for welding

February 5, 2013

Esco Tool offers the APS-438 air-powered saw and WrapTrack® pipe trolley. It cold-cuts pipe with ±0.0625-in. accuracy and no HAZ to produce end prep bevels for welding. Suitable for cutting all pipe schedules of P-91, super-duplex stainless steel, and other hard materials, the saw...

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Graebener-Reika establishes new headquarters in Pennsylvania - TheFabricator.com

Graebener-Reika establishes new headquarters in Pennsylvania

February 4, 2013

Graebener-Reika Inc., a provider of machinery for processing tube, pipe, bar, plate, and sheet metal, has announced the establishment of its technical and sales headquarters in Reading, Pa. The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility houses the company's engineering, sales, and service staff with on-site...

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