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Automatic sawing machine handles tube up to 4 in. dia.

January 9, 2017

BLM Group USA has introduced the CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine. It can handle tube and bar up to 4 in. dia. depending on the material, achieving blade speeds up to 5,000 RPM. The saw is suitable for cutting short and medium-length steel, copper, brass, and aluminum tubes, as well as solid bars...

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Construction project showcases best of metal fabrication

January 4, 2017 | By Eric Lundin

Editor Eric Lundin interviewed several of the people who were instrumental in the design, fabrication, and installation of the decorative façade that adorns FMA’s new office in Elgin, Ill

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Software supports tube cutting with plasma, laser, waterjet, oxyfuel

December 22, 2016

Hypertherm has released Rotary Tube Pro™ software to help users design and cut tube and pipe parts with no 3-D CAD experience required. It supports plasma, laser, waterjet, and oxyfuel cutting processes for almost all brands of tube cutting machines, including stand-alone units and cutting table...

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Nelson Global Products announces changes in executive leadership

December 6, 2016

Nelson Global Products Inc., a Stoughton, Wis.-based manufacturer of tubular and exhaust products, has promoted Steve Scgalski to the position of CEO. He previously served as president/COO of Nelson’s On & Off Highway business. He succeeds Sergio Carvalho, who resigned in November for personal...

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Filter bag, housing manufacturer finds faster cutting process for aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel

November 22, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

When industrial filter and filter housing manufacturer Filter Technology Inc. had one too many late and substandard shipments of steel components, it took matters into its own hands and started cutting pipe and making plate components using a band saw and machining centers. Then its staff went to FABTECH and saw a Soitaab plasma machine with a bed for flat parts and chucks for pipe.

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Shopping cart manufacturer rings up productivity gains with automated bending cell

November 21, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

Shopping cart manufacturer Technibilt has been incorporating automation little by little over the last few decades, but recently took a big step when it solicited bids for a transfer system that would bend and punch tube to make shopping cart frames.

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Tube bender switches from clockwise to counterclockwise bending

November 18, 2016

Transfluid offers the t bend DB 630 CNC bending machine for pipes up to 1.65 in. dia. While the machine usually processes the parts in a clockwise direction, it can be converted to counterclockwise bending for smaller diameters.For the processing of smaller pipe diameters, a quick change of the...

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End forming machine achieves tube expansions to 12 in.

November 8, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl. has introduced a new end forming machine for large tube and pipe expansions. The 1674V achieves expansions from 1-1/2 to 12 in. The machine has two expanding cylinders, mounted vertically. The vertical orientation uses gravity to hold the part against the expander head and...

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Horn Machine Tools, Omni-X MX form strategic alliance in Mexico

October 11, 2016

Madera, Calif.-based tube bending machine manufacturer Horn Machine Tools Inc. and Omni-X MX S. de R.L. de C.V. have entered into an exclusive sales and service alliance for Mexico and South America.Located in Querétaro, Mexico, Omni-X MX manufactures tooling for tube bending and tube end forming...

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Tube bender bends random-length tube components in single step

October 11, 2016

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 80 E TB MR tube bending machine, developed for the series production of tube systems, commonly used in the automotive industry.A disconnecting device integrated into the bending tool makes it possible to bend and separate tube components at random lengths in a single...

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Magswitch Technology’s first magnetic drill wins industry innovation award

October 10, 2016

Lafayette, Colo.-based Magswitch Technology’s first magnetic drill to market, the MagDrill Disruptor 30, is a winner in the fourth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards.The machine, designed for pipe drilling and hole cutting, handles round and thin material. It combines the company’s patented...

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Proposed ASTM standard to help engineers with stainless steel projects

October 5, 2016

ASTM Intl., W. Conshohocken, Pa., is creating a consolidated reference guide for engineers and consultants who want to use stainless steel in transportation and construction projects. “The proposed standard will be a practical guide for engineers to use when plans and specifications are being...

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Burr Oak Tool names Tubex as representative in Canada

October 4, 2016

Burr Oak Tool, Sturgis, Mich., a designer of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has named Montreal-based Tubex Technology Machinery Inc. as a representative in Canada.Tubex is a provider of tube forming, bending, and cutting machines for the HVAC,...

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Rattunde marks 10 years in business

September 30, 2016

Rattunde Corp., Caledonia, Mich., a builder of metal tube and bar processing machinery, recently marked its 10-year anniversary with a technology open house. Live machine demonstrations highlighted new technology and a fully operational production system for metal tubing. The event included on-site...

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BLM Group supplies end machining center, CNC saw to Tube Fabrication Industries

September 29, 2016

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube and flat sheet processing equipment, has sold a BC80 CNC end machining center and a CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine to Tube Fabrication Industries, a fabricator of aluminum and carbon steel tubular components in Logansport, Ind. The end...

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