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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Kasto delivers band saw to Aerodyne Alloys

April 30, 2015

Kasto Inc., Export, Pa., has delivered a Kasto Tec AC4 KPC high-performance band saw to South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys, a subsidiary of O’Neal Steel. The saw is used to cut and process large-diameter specialty alloys. Aerodyne has purchased 18 saws from Kasto over the past 12...

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Getting to the root of pipe welding automation

April 29, 2015

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Automating the root pass in pipe spool fabrication has always been a challenge, and making weld preparations more consistent just hasn’t been economically practical. In this market, advanced vision systems and adaptive welding have helped overcome these challenges.

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending receives award for 20th anniversary

April 22, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc. has been recognized by the city of Dublin, Calif., with the 20 Years of Successful Business Award. The company manufactures custom tubular parts that are used in a variety of industrial and technical applications. Processes include tube bending; tube...

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Unison Ltd. wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2015

Tube bending machine manufacturer Unison Ltd., Scarborough, Great Britain, has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which the company says is the U.K.’s highest accolade for business success. The company received the award, presented annually, in recognition of its...

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Schwarze-Robitec establishes U.S. subsidiary in Michigan

April 13, 2015

Schwarze-Robitec has opened a subsidiary, Schwarze-Robitec America Inc., in Big Rapids, Mich., offering sales and service for its tube cold bending machines for diameters from 0.125 to 16 in. The firm also offers bending tools and application-specific equipment. The facility provides spare...

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Replacement of aging pipelines to drive demand for ERW pipes, says report

April 13, 2015

The comprehensive global report “Electric Resistance Welded Pipes and Tubes: A Global Strategic Business Report,” released by Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., projects that the global market for ERW pipes and tubes will reach 76.8 million tons by 2020, driven by the recovery in...

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Jaco Vessel Eng. acquires Quality Vessel Eng.

April 7, 2015

Jaco Vessel Eng. has established a metal fabrication and field service business in Southern California. The primary focus is welding of stainless steel and aluminum alloys. The formation of the company is a transition from Quality Vessel Engineering (QVE), formerly located in Santa Fe Springs,...

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End machining center made for continuous processing of tube

April 3, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the BC80, an automated, CNC end machining center for cut-to-length, chamfering, facing, boring, and threading of tube and bar. Designed for 24-hr. production processing of tube up to 3.15 in. dia. and lengths from 0.4 to 13 in., the unit is suitable for high-volume...

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Unison installs all-electric pipe bender at Newport News Shipbuilding

April 1, 2015

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has commissioned what the company says is the largest all-electric tube bending machine ever produced at Virginia-based Newport News Shipbuilding, a supplier of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines to the U.S. Navy. The machine can generate more than...

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Pipe processing software comes in three versions

April 1, 2015

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has developed “t project” software for use in pipe processing applications. Based on the Windows® operating system, it has a user-friendly structure and offers intuitive possible uses without intensive training, the company reports. Three versions of the software...

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Mathey Dearman launches new website

March 31, 2015

Mathey Dearman, Tulsa, Okla., has launched an updated website at www.mathey.com. The site has been redesigned for quick navigation and full functionality on screens of all sizes. Visitors will find detailed information on the company’s full line of products, including pipe cutting and...

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SMS Meer to provide extrusion press to Yasuda Metal Industries

March 25, 2015

SMS Meer has received an order for a HybrEx 14 extrusion press from Yasuda Metal Industries, Osaka, Japan. The press, which can attain a maximum force of 14.5 mN, will be used to produce light-metal sections for windows and facades. The press uses its hydraulic system solely to generate the...

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Coolant designed for pipe threading process

March 24, 2015

Quaker Chemical Corp. offers QUAKERCOOL® 750 TP coolant fluid for the pipe threading process. The mineral oil-free microemulsion provides lubrication, short-term corrosion protection, clean rinsing, and a wide water-quality tolerance. The coolant resists microbiological growth and does not contain...

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Cold saw designed for high-volume sawing of steel tubes

March 18, 2015

Pat Mooney Saws offers the Matic 315 CM 1B fully automatic circular cold saw designed for high-volume sawing of steel tubes. The machine comes standard with an automatic loading system that includes an automatic bundle loader capable of running long production runs. A heavy-duty pivoting saw...

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Electric bender cuts lead times, scrap rate

March 12, 2015

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Former toolmaker Toolspec Manufacturing Co. has transitioned over the years to become a fabricator, and over the years acquired 14 hydraulic benders. The machines are capable but require lengthy tool changeovers, hours of programming time, and substantial expertise to maintain bend consistency. It recently invested in two all-electric machines, benders that don’t have these issues.

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