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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CAD Partner recognized with SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner status for piping design software

August 8, 2014

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. has awarded Gold Partner status to CAD Partner GmbH, Nittendorf, Germany, for its Smap3D Piping design software. The direct integration of the piping software in SOLIDWORKS® decreases design time, according to the company. The software also helps prevent...

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Portable beveling tools generate no sparks, heat

August 7, 2014

Fastenal offers portable beveling tools that create inside/outside bevels, pipe beveling, countersink, and radius paint edges. The portable tools generate no sparks or heat, and changeouts are completed in 30 sec. The electric FMT Bevel Mate can bevel depths up to 0.5 in. Proprietary cutter...

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Process pipe welding system suitable for pipe from 6 to 72 in.

August 7, 2014

Magnatech’s Pipeliner FCAW process pipe system makes code-quality welds with the high-deposition FCAW process. Designed to weld pipe 6 to 72 in. and larger, the system can be used for construction of electric utility power piping and oil, gas, and water pipelines, as well as for fabrication of...

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Fontijne Grotnes Group adds sales/service office in Mexico

July 29, 2014

Fontijne Grotnes Group, Vlaardingen, Netherlands, is expanding its North American footprint by opening a new sales and service office in Monterrey, Mexico. The company also operates North American sales and manufacturing facilities in Niles, Mich., and Buffalo Grove, Ill. The new location...

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Circular saw makes straight, miter cuts on bars, tubes, structural workpieces

July 29, 2014

Pat Mooney Inc. offers the OMP KR3 fully automatic circular miter saw. It is designed for production sawing applications requiring straight and miter cuts on bars, tubes, and structural workpieces. Its upcut design provides a cutting capacity of 8.5 in. and the ability to cut angles in the...

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Composite system repairs steel pipes/pipelines

July 29, 2014

Henkel offers the Loctite® composite repair system for steel pipes and pipelines, which meets the requirements of the ISO/TS 24817 global quality standard. The heart of the new all-in-one repair system is a composite material made of resin reinforced with fibers. In steel pipelines, the...

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Cutting opportunities in hollow structural sections

July 21, 2014

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The construction industry’s use of hollow structural sections (HSS) has been on the rise since the recession. Because of their high strength, HSS allow engineers to use less material, extending the maximum unbraced length between structural members. It’s in this environment that the tube cutting laser is beginning to open up new opportunities.

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Innovative Tube Equipment, TTM Laser install tube laser at Unverferth

July 16, 2014

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp., Chicago, and TTM Laser S.p.A., Brescia, Italy, have announced the installation of an FL-400 3-D tube laser at Unverferth Mfg. Co.’s agricultural equipment manufacturing facility in Shell Rock, Iowa. The machine cuts up to 16-in. round and 12-in. square tube...

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Pipe weld purging systems’ inflatable dams stay out of heated areas

July 14, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has manufactured a variety of weld purging systems for long tubes and pipes, with inflatable dams that can be kept outside of the heated areas. High-temperature-resistant gas hose material helps ensure that the purge dams stay inflated, firmly sealing the purged...

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Mills Products names quality manager

July 10, 2014

Mills Products, Brentwood, Tenn., a producer of hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the appliance and automotive industries, has appointed David Sampson as quality manager for its North American operation. A Six Sigma leader, Sampson comes to the company after working at the...

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Bewo moves to new location in Netherlands

July 8, 2014

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. will move its Netherlands headquarters to Waalwijk in October, after nearly 80 years at its Tilburg location. The move will give the company, a developer and manufacturer of manually operated circular saws and automatic cutting machines for tubes, additional space for...

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Registration open for Pipe & Tube Houston 2014

June 19, 2014

The Tube & Pipe Association International® (TPA), Rockford, Ill., and the International Tube Association (ITA), Germany, will co-host their fourth conference devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes. Pipe & Tube Houston 2014 – Developing Technology for...

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Machining center handles tube diameters up to 3.15 in.

June 9, 2014

BLM Group USA offers the EM80, a combined automatic sawing and CNC end machining center for tube and bar processing. The machine performs cutting, chamfering, facing, boring, threading, and profiling of tube and bar. The system handles tube diameters from 0.39 to 3.15 in. with wall thicknesses...

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Burr Oak Tool names VP of sales and marketing

June 6, 2014

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a provider of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries in Sturgis, Mich., has promoted Tim Doot to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Doot succeeds David C. Clark, who will retire from the position Aug. 1 after 47...

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Circular cold saw features double clamping, self-centering vise

June 2, 2014

The CPO 350 circular cold saw from Scotchman® Industries features a double clamping and self-centering vise that provides burr-free, high-quality volume parts, according to the company. The saw has 135-degree mitering ability and a miter-locking device that stops automatically at 45 degrees left,...

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