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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Honing process produces less than 2-micron cylindricity in long, small-diameter bores

May 7, 2014

Sunnen Products Co. offers the high-precision Single Stroke Honing® process, which achieves cylindricity and straightness of less than 2 microns in bores up to 10 times longer than diameter. Developed to meet leak-free requirements for high-pressure hydraulic systems, the process is almost 200...

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Plasma cutting pipe in the water mist

May 5, 2014

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An Iowa pipe fabricating shop discovers it can eliminate secondary grinding on stainless steel material by adding water misting to its plasma cutting operation.

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Mayville Eng. chairman/CEO named finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award

May 2, 2014

Robert Kamphuis, chairman and CEO of Mayville Eng. Co., a manufacturer of complex metal fabrications, tube forming, coatings, and shooting sports products in Mayville, Wis., has been named as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Midwest. The awards program...

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Saar-Hartmetall USA hires product manager, beveling tools

May 1, 2014

Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., a subsidiary of the Germany-based parent company, Saar-Hartmetall GmbH, has hired Kurt Zahn as product manager, beveling tools. Zahn is responsible for growing market share for the company’s Gerima line of beveling tools and providing support to customers...

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Abrasive-belt coping machine has compact footprint

May 1, 2014

Used to cope square, rectangular, and irregularly shaped tubing and pipe, the LCV 3000 abrasive-belt coping machine from Linders Specialty Co. Inc. is designed to take up minimal shop space and fit into a mobile welding truck. The 300-lb. steel and aluminum machine, which has a footprint of 48...

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Synalloy to close Bristol Fabrication

April 29, 2014

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Synalloy Corp., a producer of stainless steel pipe and steel storage tanks and fabricator of stainless and carbon piping systems, has announced plans to close the Bristol Fabrication unit of Synalloy Fabrication LLC. The closure is scheduled for June 27, 2014. It does not...

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Eaton Leonard/AddisonMckee expand presence in Mexico

April 29, 2014

AddisonMckee and Eaton Leonard, Lebanon, Ohio, providers of tube manipulation equipment, tooling, and integrated process systems, are expanding their operations in Queretaro, Mexico. AddisonMckee will relocate Eaton Leonard’s operations in Queretaro to a new manufacturing and distribution...

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Pipe cutting systems process pipe up to 40 in. dia.

April 28, 2014

Exact Pipe Tools Inc. offers the patented PipeCut™ line of pipe cutting systems for cutting and beveling pipe from 0.6 to 40 in. dia. The systems process steel, ductile, nodular cast iron, stainless steel, copper, and plastic. Seven models are available for use in applications including...

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CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing

April 23, 2014

Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...

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Cutback brush performs three tasks in one step

April 22, 2014

Osborn has introduced a new 114-knot cutback brush for angled removal of three or more layers of coating from pipe ends. It completes the three steps of standard coating removal simultaneously: the brush cleans the pipe edge, removes the pipe coating, and grinds the coating angle, all at one time....

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Machines perform single-, double-sided endworking of tubes, pipes

April 16, 2014

Arla Maschinentechnik GmbH offers CNC endworking machines in single- and double-sided models. Based on a solid frame, the machines contain one or two machining units and concentric workholding technology. All components are aligned to realize high accuracy over the length, the company states....

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Tri Tool opens Houston facility

April 16, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., a provider of equipment for pipe beveling, flange facing, inline cutting, and multiprocess welding, as well as pipeline machinery and internal lineup clamps, has announced plans for a grand opening on May 7 of its 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in...

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Tube 2014 presents 1,200 international exhibitors

April 15, 2014

At Tube 2014, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in April, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 47 nations showcased their innovations in about 538,190 sq. ft. of total exhibition space. Exhibitors included 50 companies from the U.S., with 12 companies participating in...

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Fiber laser, CO2 laser equipment designed for stainless steel tube fabrication

April 15, 2014

Rofin offers FL series fiber laser equipment for welding thin-walled stainless steel tubes, as well as CO2 slab lasers for welding medium- and thick-walled stainless steel tubes. The fiber lasers, with output power up to 6 kW, are suitable for welding different stainless steels and nickel-based...

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Tube cutting/finishing system produces 5,000 pieces/hr.

April 10, 2014

Rattunde Corp. has introduced the ACS® + CFMtwin tube cutting and finishing system. Equipped with a twin machining head that fits onto the standard head, the machine cuts two tube or bar sections simultaneously, then machines both ends of both workpieces at the same time. The machine can...

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