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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American Piping Products releases online pipe dimension calculator

December 13, 2012

American Piping Products has released an online pipe dimension calculator at http://amerpipe.com/pipe-dimension-calculator/#. The company reports that this is the only calculator of its kind in the industry, built for mobile use using responsive design. The interactive chart features drop-down...

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Atlas Tube releases new video on website

December 12, 2012

Atlas Tube has premiered the latest video in the "Designing with HSS" web series, "Use Jumbo HSS for Large Load Demands." This fourth installment in the video series, available at http://atlastube.com/jumbo-hss/designing-with-hss-jumbo-hss, explains how and why jumbo sections can help engineers...

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AddisonMckee to supply SIO end forming machine to Eastern Catalytic - TheFabricator.com

AddisonMckee to supply SIO end forming machine to Eastern Catalytic

December 11, 2012

AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, has been commissioned to build an SIO end forming machine for Eastern Catalytic, a manufacturer of catalytic converters, manifold converters, and converter components for the aftermarket and OEMs. The machine will feature Hydra Green technology, which employs...

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Modular bladder system is customizable - TheFabricator.com

Modular bladder system is customizable

December 11, 2012

Aquasol Corp. has introduced the patent-pending I-Purge™ modular inflatable bladder system. Operators can combine various components to create a customized, heavy-duty, reusable system. A pipe reducer can be created by connecting two bladders of different, yet similar, diameters. With the...

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Laser cutting system switches from flat-sheet to tube/pipe cutting

December 6, 2012

Amada has added a rotary index to its FOM2 laser cutting system, delivering the power and speed to cut mid to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three interchangeable shuttle pallets, simplifying the switch from flat-sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. The FOM2RI-3015 can...

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MetalTek acquires Specialty Maintenance and Construction

December 6, 2012

Waukesha, Wis.-based MetalTek Intl. has acquired Lakeland, Fla.-based Specialty Maintenance and Construction Inc., an industrial metal fabrication and machining company. SMCI manufactures piping, equipment components, structural designs, hardware, and pressure vessels. MetalTek has five other U.S....

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Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool - TheFabricator.com

Optical measuring system integrates into tube bending tool

December 3, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Springmatic optical measuring system. Integrated into a bending tool, it measures bent tubes directly while tensioned on the bending machine and either starts the required bending process or saves the correction value for subsequent bends. Tube processors can...

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Bringing new laser cutting, bending capabilities to market - TheFabricator.com

Bringing new laser cutting, bending capabilities to market

December 3, 2012

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After getting a start in the handrail business in 1990, Sharpe Fabrication Inc. relaunched itself in 1994 as Sharpe Products and started to offer general fabrication services. Two of the company’s investments, a free-form bender and a fiber-optic laser machine, reflect the company’s interest in staying abreast of technology developments.

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Saar-Hartmetall USA launches new website

November 9, 2012

Metal fabrication tools distributor Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., has announced the launch of its new website at www.shmusa.com. According to the company, the upgraded site offers improved navigability, more information about individual product lines, and simplified inquiry and request...

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending achieves top rating in raw material audit

November 9, 2012

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc., Dublin, Calif., a manufacturer of custom tubular parts, has received a top score in all nine key areas of a defense contractor audit with respect to raw material certification, identification, traceability, documentation, and control. According to Vice...

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Watts Specialties names sales manager

November 5, 2012

Watts Specialties, Puyallup, Wash., has appointed David Carr to the position of sales manager. Based in Houston, he is responsible for strengthening the company's position in the pipe cutting machine industry. Carr has more than 27 years of experience in industrial sales of pipe equipment....

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Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Videoscope systems suitable for tube, pipe inspections

October 30, 2012

Lenox Instrument Co. offers a complete line of videoscope imaging systems, including UV models that help speed inspection time and provide clear illumination of welds and surface defects such as pitting, corrosion, and denting inside tubing and pipe. The systems feature a choice of...

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System monitors vibrations during seamless pipe piercing

October 24, 2012

OG Technologies Inc. has introduced the In-line Piercing Process Monitoring (iPPM™) system. It monitors vibrations during the piercing operation for seamless pipes. The vibration signal carries information about the interaction among the pipe billet, the tapered rolls, and the piercing head and...

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Esco launches new website

October 22, 2012

Esco Tool, Holliston, Mass., has introduced an upgraded website at www.escotool.com highlighting its portable welding end prep tools, pneumatic saws, and accessories for machining and cutting tube, pipe, pipelines, and boiler tube panels. The website features an expanded search capability that...

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Cold bending machine processes large quantities with short setup times - TheFabricator.com

Cold bending machine processes large quantities with short setup times

October 22, 2012

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 220 HD MW tube and profile cold bending machine. It is designed for bending large quantities of many different tube types, such as for shipbuilding, chemical industry, or power plant construction applications. Using multiple bending tools, the machine processes...

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