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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Team Industries receives award from Bechtel

March 4, 2014

Team Industries Inc., a provider of pipe fabrication, fabricated vessels, and welding positioners and grippers in Frederick, Md., is one of 56 companies honored with the annual Bechtel Power Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition Award. Companies were nominated by Bechtel Power project teams from...

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Tri Tool adds high-production CNC counterbore service in Houston

March 4, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., has established a high-production counterboring service to meet the demand for deep counterbore machining of steel catenary risers and critical pipeline needs in the Gulf of Mexico. Located in Houston, Tri Tool Services operates a high-speed system that can be...

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Cornerstone Capital Partners invests in Wauseon Machine

February 27, 2014

Cornerstone Capital Partners, New York City, has invested in Wauseon Machine & Mfg. Inc., Wauseon, Ohio, a manufacturer of tube fabricating machinery and tooling. Wauseon Machine continues to be a privately held company, and its founders remain as chairman/CEO and...

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European Heathyards applies for ASME S stamp

February 27, 2014

Midlands, U.K.-based European Heathyards, a fabricator of tube, plate, and section structures, has applied to ASME for S Stamp accreditation. The company serves the power generation, petrochemical, environmental, water, and offshore sectors. The certification will apply to boilers in which steam...

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Steelhead Composites acquires metal spin forming technology

February 27, 2014

Steelhead Composites, a Denver-based designer and manufacturer of lightweight pressure vessels, has purchased and installed a heavy-duty CNC neck forming machine manufactured by MJC Eng. and Technology. The machine is designed for manufacturing high-pressure cylinders, allowing the fabrication of...

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tube bending

Tube and pipe basics: How to achieve the perfect bend

February 24, 2014

Although tube bending technology has evolved significnatly over the years, the process still boils down to four factors: the material, machine, tooling, and lubrication.

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Pipe cutting attachment designed for laser system

February 20, 2014

Kern Laser Systems has introduced a new pipe cutting option for its Micro and HSE laser systems. The rotary attachment implements a small, lathe-type chuck and brushless servomotor, resulting in smooth, accurate cutting, the company says. The machine can handle pipes up to 62 in. long and 6 in....

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End finishing/inspection machine has seven stations working simultaneously

February 17, 2014

Haven has developed a custom machine for prehydroform tube machining, inspection, and identification for a supplier of aluminum automotive frame components. The machine has seven stations working simultaneously to complete a finished tube every 5 sec. The sequence of operation is double end...

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Pipe, flange protection products can be installed, removed by hand

February 12, 2014

Mocap has introduced a new line of pipe and flange protection products, including pipe caps, pipe plugs, outside-fitting flange protectors, push-in flange protectors, and bolt hole flange protectors. The products can be installed and removed by hand. They are designed to protect many sizes and...

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Demagnetization coils help decrease weld repairs

February 10, 2014

Western Instruments offers the WD series magnetizing and demagnetizing coils for such applications as downhole drilling assemblies, particularly for horizontal well drilling, as well as pipeline construction and repairs. According to the manufacturer, preweld demagnetization of line pipe helps...

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Tube and pipe cutting software drives multiple 3-D laser cutting machines

February 4, 2014

SigmaTek Systems LLC has released SigmaTUBE® tube and pipe cutting software for round, square, rectangular, and triangular tube and pipe. It also supports structural materials such as I-beams, H-beams, C-channel, and angle iron. Custom programs are available for use with Mazak FabriGear,...

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Tube bending CAD/CAM software

Tube bending CAD/CAM software extracts data from CAD models in seconds

January 28, 2014

Horn Machine Tools offers the TubeWorks software add-in, manufactured by 3DCompound Ltd. The PC-based CAD/CAM system allows tubular metal fabricators who use SolidWorks® CAD software to reduce order processing and preproduction development time from hours to minutes, states the...

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Holman Boiler Works expands operation in Des Moines

January 14, 2014

Holman Boiler Works Inc., based in Dallas, has signed a commercial property lease to expand its Des Moines, Iowa, operations to 10,000 sq. ft. The company, also known as Trabue Industrial Services in the Des Moines market, designs and delivers integrated boiler systems for commercial and...

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Tube Düsseldorf 2014

April 7-11, 2014
  • Düsseldorf
  • No less than the future of the tube industry awaits over 34,500 international trade visitors: On a growing area with increasingly attractive trade fair stands, decision makers gather information on future-oriented trends concerning machinery and plant for the manufacturing and processing of tubes, forming and bending technology, tube trade and accessories as well as profile technology.

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    FABTECH 2014

    November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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