Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Custom tubes and rods available

June 13, 2006

Marshall Mfg. Co. offers custom-manufactured surgical tubes and rods with burr-free custom slots, notches, cross holes, and multiple angles made with high-precision wire EDM processes.The process has...

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Bar cradle trucks have up to 10,000-lb. capacity

June 13, 2006

Newly designed bar cradle trucks from The Durham Mfg. Co. offer 25 percent more cradle space with 4,000- and 10,000-lb. weight capacities for storage and movement of heavy pipe, tubing, and...

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Michigan Seamless Tube names president/CEO

June 13, 2006

Michigan Seamless Tube LLC, South Lyon, Mich., has named Michael Rinker as president and CEO.Rinker has spent 28 years in the stainless steel industry, most recently as president of North American...

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Envelope, please!

June 13, 2006

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Bud Graham revisits his January/February column on problems that plague tube mills (or nearly any manufacturing company, for that matter) and shares some reader feedback. Also, he provides the runners-up and winner of a caption contest for a photo that also appeared in the January/February issue.

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The regrind process for tube mill tooling

June 13, 2006

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Although most tube and pipe producers don't get too involved in the regrind process, it is crucial—reconditioning roll tooling can extend its useful life by 15 or 20 times. The regrind process reduces the producer's overall out-of-pocket tooling expenses, while helping to ensure the tooling continues to produce a consistent-quality product at the required speeds. A better understanding of the process, especially familiarity with the types of flaws that reconditioning can and cannot resolve, can go a long way toward a better working relationship between a tube and pipe producer and its regrind contractor.

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Lincoln Electric receives President's 'E-Star' Award

June 2, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Company has received the President's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. The award was...

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Troubleshooting Guide for Cleaners

May 15, 2006

Rust, wear, and dirt cost tube fabricators and producers millions of dollars annually, and they can be the bane of tube processes. Analyzing the criteria for selecting the lubricant, cleaner, and rust preventative can help provide maximum protection.

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Macsteel Service Centers USA announces expansion

April 17, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., owned by the global steel company Macsteel Holdings of South Africa, has announced that it is constructing a $10 million metals manufacturing and distribution...

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Steel Dynamics completes Roanoke Electric Steel acquisition

April 12, 2006

Today Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. The transaction closed on April 11, 2006, immediately following approval...

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Modern flying shear tube cutoff systems - Part I

April 11, 2006

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Modern flying shear tube cutoff systems comprise state-of-the-art mainframes, tools, and controllers. This article, Part I of a two-part series, discusses the different types of mainframes, their capabilities, and construction. It describes and includes images of the construction process from start to finish.

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The regrind process for tube mill tooling - Part I

April 11, 2006

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Although most tube and pipe producers don't get too involved in the regrind process, it is crucial—reconditioning roll tooling can extend its useful life by 15 or 20 times. The regrind process reduces the producer's overall out-of-pocket tooling expenses, while helping to ensure the tooling continues to produce a consistent-quality product at the required speeds. A better understanding of the process, especially familiarity with the types of flaws that reconditioning can and cannot resolve, can go a long way toward a better working relationship between a tube and pipe producer and its regrind contractor.

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Cutoff machines simultaneously face, chamfer OD/ID

April 11, 2006

Graebener Group Technologies offers the Reika line of compact, rotating-head tube cutoff machines that cut and simultaneously face and chamfer the OD/ID on both tube ends.The units hold the tube in a...

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Messe Dsseldorf to co-organize Brazilian show

April 11, 2006

Messe Dsseldorf, organizer of international trade fairs for the wire, cable, and tube and pipe industries, has become the co-organizer of TUBOTECH 2007, an international tube, fittings, pipes,...

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IPSCO invests in plate and pipe upgrades

April 11, 2006

IPSCO Inc., Lisle, Ill., as part of its planned capital expenditures for 2006, has approved the $17.7 million expenditure for the installation of a vacuum degasser at its Montpelier, Iowa, steelworks...

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Hydro Aluminum names sales fabrication manager

April 11, 2006

Hydro Aluminum, Baltimore, has named Tony Amendola as general sales fabrication manager for the company's Midwest region.Amendola is responsible for developing new fabrication business for the...

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