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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Band saw cuts metal tube in upward direction

January 6, 2016

Kasto Inc. has introduced the KASTOwin tube A 5.0, a fully automatic band saw designed for cutting tubular material. The blade cuts from the bottom of the tube in an upward direction as opposed to cutting from the top of the workpiece downward. The upward travel of the blade helps reduce blade wear...

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Electric tube end forming systems offered

December 29, 2015

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced two electric tube end forming systems for tubes up to 1 ½ in. dia. The M71-E-6 has a servo-driven, six-position rotary shuttle, and the M71-E-3 has a pneumatically driven, three-position shuttle; both are programmable through the machines’ HMI. A...

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Tube bending tool features integrated cutting device

December 28, 2015

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a bending tool with an integrated cutting device. This allows the user to bend and cut pipe components of commercially available lengths in a single process step. According to the company, this reduces material waste up to 90 percent and decreases production times....

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Tube cutting system employs direct-diode laser

December 17, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has developed the Versatile Compact Laser (VCL) Tube-100 laser cutting system, designed for low-volume tube and bar components up to 4 in. dia. (3 in. square) and lengths up to 25 ft. The machine uses a direct-diode laser. It includes a fiber delivery system, and the...

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Welding machine designed for pipe welding

December 16, 2015

The new Cross Country™ 300 engine-driven welding machine from Lincoln Electric is designed for cross-country or process piping welding. According to the company, the small-footprint machine is excellent for root, fill, and cap passes and designed for cellulosic or low-hydrogen stick...

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System helps simplify manifold design

December 8, 2015

The ExpandaFold from LSP Industries eliminates searching for components to create manifolds for specific applications. Put together with off-the-shelf components, the system replaces leaky and inefficient manifold systems. It comes ready to assemble into customized manifolds, using screws and...

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Induction bending machine provides torsional support for sections during bending

November 19, 2015

The new Inductaflex IF30 induction bending machine, available from Trilogy Machinery Inc., features a device that provides torsional support for sections during bending. Created primarily to serve the induction pipe bending industry, especially the oil and gas sector, the machine recently was...

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Multistack tube cold bending machine processes diameters to 8.63 in.

October 28, 2015

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 220 HD MW heavy-duty multistack tube cold bending machine. It processes tubes with a maximum diameter of 8.63 in. and up to 19.7 ft. long. Offering quick setup time, the bender processes materials such as steel, copper-nickel-iron alloys, and stainless steel. It...

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Laser tube cutter handles diameters from 0.008 to 0.98 in.

October 27, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its Sigma laser tube cutter, which can be used with both microsecond fiber and femtosecond disk lasers. The new cutting system provides high edge quality, making it suitable for medical device applications, including a variety of tubes and stents. With 3-...

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Rotary draw tube bender offers simplified programming

October 22, 2015

The Ercolina Top Bender 050 Plus model rotary draw tube and pipe bender simplifies programming and allows the operator to store and produce the desired bend angle in seconds. The new color-coded control displays machine position and all current functions on one screen. Bend angle can be...

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Electric CNC bender handles difficult materials, profiles

October 21, 2015

Trilogy Machinery offers the Inductaflex AL-1, which is the manufacturer’s first fully electric CNC bending machine. The unit can bend most materials and profiles, from complicated aluminum extrusions to polished stainless steel tubes. During development, the machine successfully curved a...

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Forming tool includes 3-in. expander

September 28, 2015

The new Mitey Mate model #1685S from Huth - Ben Pearson Intl. LLC includes four segment expanders (1.5 to 3 in.), with an arbor bolt and two arbor tips. The lightweight, air-operated, portable tool is suitable for making flares, converter ball joint connections, slip-fit connections, replacing...

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Inflatable purging system withstands temperatures to 1,400 degrees F

September 21, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed the HotPurge™ inflatable tube and pipe purging system for heat-treated chrome steel pipe joints, handling temperatures as high as 1,400 degrees F. The purge can be continued safely for up to 24 hours while preheating, welding, and postweld...

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Fast-inflation purge system designed for large pipe diameters

September 9, 2015

Aquasol Corp. has introduced the Opti-Purge® fast-inflation purge system for welding pipes 48 to 84 in. dia. The one-piece system comprises two outer rings and a hollow connector that inflates to create an impermeable seal within the pipe wall. To facilitate rapid purging of large pipes, the...

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Tube and pipe weld purging system prevents oxidation

August 31, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgElite® tube and pipe purging system. Designed for use when welding tubes and pipes such as stainless, duplex, and chrome, the system purges the internal bore with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and discoloration and to ensure a good...

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