Tube and Pipe Fabrication Products

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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Honing process produces less than 2-micron cylindricity in long, small-diameter bores

May 7, 2014

Sunnen Products Co. offers the high-precision Single Stroke Honing® process, which achieves cylindricity and straightness of less than 2 microns in bores up to 10 times longer than diameter. Developed to meet leak-free requirements for high-pressure hydraulic systems, the process is almost 200...

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Abrasive-belt coping machine has compact footprint

May 1, 2014

Used to cope square, rectangular, and irregularly shaped tubing and pipe, the LCV 3000 abrasive-belt coping machine from Linders Specialty Co. Inc. is designed to take up minimal shop space and fit into a mobile welding truck. The 300-lb. steel and aluminum machine, which has a footprint of 48...

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Pipe cutting systems process pipe up to 40 in. dia.

April 28, 2014

Exact Pipe Tools Inc. offers the patented PipeCut™ line of pipe cutting systems for cutting and beveling pipe from 0.6 to 40 in. dia. The systems process steel, ductile, nodular cast iron, stainless steel, copper, and plastic. Seven models are available for use in applications including...

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CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing

April 23, 2014

Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...

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Cutback brush performs three tasks in one step

April 22, 2014

Osborn has introduced a new 114-knot cutback brush for angled removal of three or more layers of coating from pipe ends. It completes the three steps of standard coating removal simultaneously: the brush cleans the pipe edge, removes the pipe coating, and grinds the coating angle, all at one time....

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Machines perform single-, double-sided endworking of tubes, pipes

April 16, 2014

Arla Maschinentechnik GmbH offers CNC endworking machines in single- and double-sided models. Based on a solid frame, the machines contain one or two machining units and concentric workholding technology. All components are aligned to realize high accuracy over the length, the company states....

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Fiber laser, CO2 laser equipment designed for stainless steel tube fabrication

April 15, 2014

Rofin offers FL series fiber laser equipment for welding thin-walled stainless steel tubes, as well as CO2 slab lasers for welding medium- and thick-walled stainless steel tubes. The fiber lasers, with output power up to 6 kW, are suitable for welding different stainless steels and nickel-based...

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Tube cutting/finishing system produces 5,000 pieces/hr.

April 10, 2014

Rattunde Corp. has introduced the ACS® + CFMtwin tube cutting and finishing system. Equipped with a twin machining head that fits onto the standard head, the machine cuts two tube or bar sections simultaneously, then machines both ends of both workpieces at the same time. The machine can...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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Pipe marking unit includes digital inclinometer gauge

March 18, 2014

Sumner Mfg. offers the Sumner Center Punch for measuring angles and marking pipe. It includes a digital inclinometer gauge which displays angles to the nearest hundredth. The gauge is set on an angled magnetic base, from which it can be removed, that contains a push-button, spring-loaded striking...

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All-electric tube bender delivers high levels of automation

March 10, 2014

The Elect XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM Group USA bends tubes up to 6 in. dia. The unit can handle applications with few or no straights between bends and those requiring tight-radius bends. The precise control and positioning of the bender’s electric axes help ensure that optimum...

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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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