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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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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Roll-Kraft receives perfect score on ISO certification

March 7, 2006

For the second year in a row, Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has completed its annual ISO 9001:2000 certification with no major or minor nonconformities.Roll-Kraft manufactures equipment for the tube,...

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Hydro Aluminum adds to staff

March 7, 2006

Hydro Aluminum, Baltimore, has named Mike Byrum as director of business development for the St. Augustine, Fla., extruded products operation, and Allan Bennett as vice president of sales and marketing...

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Accumet offers fabrication of refractory metals

February 7, 2006

Accumet Materials Co., Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., offers precision fabrication of tantalum and other refractory metals such as molybdenum and tungsten using various processing techniques.Tantalum offers...

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AK Steel to build large-diameter tube mill

February 7, 2006

AK Steel, Middletown, Ohio, has invested $8.5 million at its wholly owned subsidiary, AK Tube LLC, to produce large-diameter stainless tubing that will assist heavy-truck manufacturers in meeting new...

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Universal Tube opens division company

February 7, 2006

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced the opening of another division company, Universal Controls Group USA, which specializes in mill control systems.Universal Controls...

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