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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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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American Hydroformers increases capability for specialized welding technique

October 23, 2013

American Hydroformers, Fort Wayne, Ind., a fabricator with capabilities in hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming, has added a TRUMPF® TLF 6000 Turbo welding laser to deliver specialized welding techniques. According to the company, the machine combines precision and...

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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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Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility - TheFabricator.com

Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility

October 16, 2013

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a producer of machines for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has broken ground for its new assembly facility in Sturgis, Mich. The multimillion-dollar investment is expected to create about 50 new jobs immediately and many additional employment opportunities...

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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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Permian Tank and Mfg. breaks ground in South Dakota

October 10, 2013

Texas-based steel tank manufacturer Permian Tank and Mfg. has broken ground on a new facility in Belle Fourche, S.D. The plant, expected to open in July 2014, will create about 65 jobs....

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Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Vertical rolling, welding equipment aids tank manufacturing

October 8, 2013

Carell Corp. offers Imcar vertical bending and welding equipment for tank manufacturing. The semiautomatic vertical systems combine economy of motion, reduced material handling, optimization of space, and multitasking capabilities, the company reports. Coil stock is fed vertically into the...

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Rattunde to build new facility in Michigan

October 8, 2013

Rattunde Corp., a Germany-based manufacturer of finished length tube and solid bar processing equipment, has announced plans to open a new facility near its current location in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility, scheduled to open in April 2014, will continue to house the North...

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Power sources, weld heads introduced

October 1, 2013

Arc Machines Inc. has introduced several new products for automated orbital welding. The company has released enhanced versions of its M415 and M205 power supplies, which have been equipped with an optional welding data recording (WDR) feature to register digitally each weld as it is produced, as...

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