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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Tube bending CAD/CAM software

Tube bending CAD/CAM software extracts data from CAD models in seconds

January 28, 2014

Horn Machine Tools offers the TubeWorks software add-in, manufactured by 3DCompound Ltd. The PC-based CAD/CAM system allows tubular metal fabricators who use SolidWorks® CAD software to reduce order processing and preproduction development time from hours to minutes, states the...

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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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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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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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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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Deburring machine automatically finishes part ends - TheFabricator.com

Deburring machine automatically finishes part ends

November 14, 2013

Kent has developed the new Burrmaster, an automatic end deburring machine that handles round, square, shape, extrusion, miter-cut, and bent tubes. The Rotoburr brush spins downward, and the head rotates for consistent end deburring of...

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Rotary tube, pipe cutoff blades cut cleanly

November 4, 2013

Federal Knife Inc. has introduced a new line of rotary tube and pipe cutoff blades. They are available in a variety of tool steels and hardnesses to match the blades’ performance to each cutting application. The company reports that it applies a perfect radius to the cutting edge, producing a...

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Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling - TheFabricator.com

Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling

October 22, 2013

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ welding end prep tool from Esco Tool is equipped with an air-operated clamp that attaches to a tube or pipe ID and releases from it at the flip of a toggle switch. It is suitable for highly repetitive end preps. Featuring a self-centering draw rod that...

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Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines - TheFabricator.com

Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines

October 21, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. offers a thread table that integrates with the big-bore lathes used to produce API and premium threads on tube and pipe in production applications. The table positions material in and out of these threaders quickly. The thread table uses adjustable stops to...

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Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds

October 17, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Tube Gear 2-D laser cutting machine for tubes and pipes. It offers high-speed capabilities for thin-walled applications. Available with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine can process round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters up to 6 in. With...

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Rotary bender designed for large-diameter pipe - TheFabricator.com

Rotary bender designed for large-diameter pipe

October 17, 2013

CML USA Ercolina® offers the Ercolina TB100 rotary draw tube and pipe bender. It is suitable for producing bends in large-diameter pipe, tube, squares, rectangles, and solids. Features include touchscreen programming with system diagnostics in multiple languages; a quick-change tooling...

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Notcher makes 90-degree joints on both ends of tube in single cycle - TheFabricator.com

Notcher makes 90-degree joints on both ends of tube in single cycle

October 16, 2013

Innovo Corp. has introduced the Generation II line of H237DN-D hydraulic double end-notching systems for high-volume notching applications producing 90-degree joints on both ends of tubing or pipe in a single cycle. The unit has a capacity of 2-in. Sch. 40 pipe. It can be adjusted to accept...

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3-D simulator speeds development of tube bending programs - TheFabricator.com

3-D simulator speeds development of tube bending programs

October 14, 2013

Unison has launched a 3-D simulator, available from Horn Machine Tools, to help metal fabricators accelerate the development of control programs for all-electric tube bending machines. Using artificial intelligence techniques, the simulator provides program analysis and optimization facilities,...

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Purging system includes device that prevents overinflation - TheFabricator.com

Purging system includes device that prevents overinflation

October 14, 2013

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®) has introduced the QuickPurge® II pipe weld purging system. One of the new features is PurgeGate™, a device that prevents the inflatable dams from bursting caused by overinflation. No matter how much pressure or flow the operator puts into the...

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