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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Manifold made for automotive, HVAC/R industries

January 9, 2014

Uniweld offers the Spirit manifold, which comprises a lightweight, extruded aluminum body; handles for positive control; a double O-ring piston valve; and an easy-access front hose holder. Its 3.125-in. steel case NPF™ gauges feature color-coded protective boots, as well as a 3-, 5-, or 6-ft....

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Mini profiler delivers pipe cutting in small footprint

January 8, 2014

Vernon Tool offers the Lincoln Electric MASTERPIPE® mini profiler, an entry-level CNC pipe cutting system in a compact footprint. It cuts and profiles pipe from 1 to 12 in. OD, performing straight, miter, saddle, center-offset, and multiple-intersection cuts, as well as gusset slots. The unit...

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R&B Machining names Aristo as sales rep

January 8, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has announced that Aristo Machines Inc., Indianapolis, will represent R&B in the promotion and sales of its machines and tooling targeting tube bending and forming markets. R&B is a supplier of tooling for tube forming and bending applications, as well as...

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Pipe purging system designed for preheated pipe welding

January 7, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT®, has developed the HotPurge™ pipe purging system for use up to 572 degrees F for 24 hours, rated up to 1,292 degrees F. The system is based on the company's Quick Purge®II design, but adapted for use at high temperatures. The system is suitable...

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TPJTV: Eric Lundin interviews OMAX

OMAX

Length: 7:42

TPJ-TV host Eric Lundin interviews Mike Ruppenthal, vice president of North American sales for Omax Corp, about the ins and outs of using an abrasive waterjet machine to cut tube and pipe.

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TPJTV: Eric Lundin interviews TigerStop

TigerStop LLC

Length: 11:30

Join the host of TPJ-TV, Eric Lundin, to learn how an automated stop system can speed up the process and reduce waste.

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Tube bending machines available for rent from transfluid Maschinenbau

December 16, 2013

Tube bending and processing machines producer transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, has established the new "tu go" concept for quick tube processing. The machines in stock for rent vary from compact, portable bending machines such as the t bend MB 642 with bending radii between...

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BLM Group announces staff additions - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group announces staff additions

December 16, 2013

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Todd O'Brien as product manager and Matthew Bleck, PMP, as continuous improvement project manager. The company also has placed four service technicians in the field in the last six months. O'Brien acts in a...

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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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European Heathyards earns ASME U Stamp accreditation

December 3, 2013

West Midlands, U.K.-based tube manipulation, fabrication, and pressure vessel manufacturer European Heathyards has announced that it has received ASME U Stamp accreditation from the American Society for Mechanical Engineers. The accreditation indicates that the manufacturer can demonstrate that its...

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Olicana Products announces expansion

December 2, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube bending company in Ilkley, U.K., has acquired buildings adjacent to its existing premises. The expansion will increase manufacturing space by 30 percent and allow the current workforce to grow and provide higher production efficiency, the company states....

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Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation - TheFabricator.com

Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation

November 25, 2013

Swagelok Co. has introduced the new Swagelok® high-volume swaging unit (HVSU), designed to streamline nut-ferrule installation in the oil and gas, alternative fuel, and general industries. The unit enables installers to preswage the manufacturer's nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel...

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Olicana names paint shop manager

November 19, 2013

Olicana Products, a tube bending company in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, U.K., has named David Sutcliffe as paint shop manager. He worked previously at Powells. In this position, Sutcliffe is implementing a leaner working system for the five-person team and is putting standard operation procedures into...

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Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications

November 19, 2013

Hydrapower Intl. Inc. has developed a 600-W YAG laser for shops with low-volume applications in sheet metal and thin materials. The YAG 3015 features an Australian cutting head, enhanced to enable 50 percent higher cutting speeds than previous types, the manufacturer states. The system is...

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TPJTV: Trends in architectural design and HSS

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

Length: 8:40

Mazak Optonics CEO Bill Citron discusses trends in architectural design, the growing use of HSS, and the equipment that makes the use of HSS possible.

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