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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Pipe saw comes in battery-operated version

July 16, 2015

The PipeCut 170E pipe saw from Exact Pipe Tools cuts all types of material, including ductile iron. The 5.7-lb. saw has a six-speed control, constant torque, and automatic fuse and cuts 0.6- to 6.7-in.-dia. pipes with steel wall thicknesses of 0.31 in. The interchangeable Diamond X, cermet (for...

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Tube bender designed for small-batch production

July 6, 2015

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. offers the Unison EvBend 2000 rotary draw tube bender for producing precision tubular parts in small volumes. Target sectors for the new machine, which can bend tube diameters of up to 2 in., include shipbuilding and oil and gas. The machine combines manual...

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Antirust machine applies protective oil to pipes, profiles

June 30, 2015

Kent Corp. offers DieTronic antirust machinery for the tube and pipe and stamping industries. The LCP antirust machine enables inline application of protective oil onto the surface of pipes and profiles. Oil is applied proportionally to mill speed by the encoder feedback circuit, which measures...

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All-electric CNC tube benders hold four sets of bend tools at once

June 25, 2015

Horn Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a line of all-electric CNC benders from 2- to 10-in. capacity. The clamp and pressure die are equipped with large electric servomotors. The Quad Stack design allows the user to mount up to four sets of full-size bend tools at once. This permits rapid...

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Machine punches holes in opposing walls of tubing

June 24, 2015

Multicyl Inc.® offers a double horizontal tube punching machine. The unit punches holes in the opposing walls of a tube or extrusion. Both holes are positioned and aligned correctly every time and punched in seconds, the company...

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All-electric tube bender designed for HVAC applications

June 11, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the 4-Runner, a multipurpose, compact tube bending machine for a variety of applications, but especially HVAC.The machine can be configured as a dedicated tube bender for a specific production application or a complete process that includes straightening from coil,...

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Tube fittings accommodate extreme-temperature applications

June 1, 2015

The Tube Fittings Division (TFD) of Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced Seal-Lok™ Xtreme. This O-ring face seal tube fitting is equipped with a metal sealing ring that makes it suitable for applications in which typical elastomeric sealing is not a possibility because of extreme temperature....

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Saw arm assemblies allow cutting system customization

May 28, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries’ saw arm assemblies enable users to create custom cutting systems. The KM20AS and K20AS saws have a 16-/18-/20-in. blade arm assembly. The K10AS manually operated saw features a 10-in. blade arm assembly. The K12-14AS manually operated saw features a 12-/14-in. blade arm...

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Vertical-column cold saw suitable for cutting tubes, profiles

May 26, 2015

Kalamazoo Machine Tool offers the C320SA semiautomatic vertical-column cold saw. It features simple operator controls for fast, easy setup, the company states, making it suitable for production sawing of tubes, profiles, and small solids. The saw features two spindle speeds—17 and 34...

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Rolling tube forming produces complex forms with minimal tooling

May 20, 2015

Rolling tube forming machines from transfluid minimize the use of tools and allow for creation of freely formed geometries. The technology is most suitable for use on tubes that already have been axially preformed, if sharp-edged contours need to be created for sealing elements, or if perfect...

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Design, prototype, production services offered for hydroformed parts

May 19, 2015

Excella Technologies provides part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. The company focuses on fluid-carrying and structural parts for such industries as agriculture, construction, commercial truck, and automotive, using stainless, mild, and...

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Process allows tube threading in very short cycle times

May 19, 2015

Suhner, in cooperation with Wagner, has developed a process that allows threading operations in very short cycle times. The workpiece is fed from barstock material. After a cut-to-length operation, it is machined by three BEX15 machining units with Weldon toolholders. Operations include OD/ID and...

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Right/left bending makes machine suitable for challenging tube geometries

May 6, 2015

The t bend machine from transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH offers right/left bending technology for challenging tube geometries. The machine comes with two individually adjustable heads for use on tubes with a diameter of less than 1.25 in. The adjustable heads allow right- and left-hand bending;...

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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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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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