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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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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Eliminating problems that cause flaws

April 11, 2006

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Problematic material? Yes, bad coil is out there. It could be mislabeled; the yield strength could vary from one part of the coil to another; it might have damaged edges; and so on. In the second part of this two-part series, columnist Bud Graham discusses steel coil, how its characteristics can vary, and how these variations can result in substandard tube.

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Steel Dynamics expanding Columbia City mill capacity

April 10, 2006

Steel Dynamics Inc. today announced plans to add additional production capacity at its Columbia City, Ind., mini mill that will allow the plant to produce a higher volume of rail products and add...

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Nucor to purchase Connecticut Steel assets

March 21, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Connecticut Steel Corp. for a cash purchase price of approximately $43 million, subject...

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Ultrasonic test instrument allows on-, offline tube, bar inspection

March 7, 2006

Magnetic Analysis Corp. offers the FD-4 Echomac® ultrasonic test instrument for on- or offline inspection of tube, bar, and plate and flaw detection and measurement of wall thickness and OD in...

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Lincoln sponsors NASCAR Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes

March 7, 2006

Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has announced its NASCAR® Fantasy Weekends Sweepstakes, that offers individuals a chance to win one of three NASCAR prizes.The grand prize is a VIP race package...

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