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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Innovative Tube Equipment, TTM Laser install tube laser at Unverferth

July 16, 2014

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp., Chicago, and TTM Laser S.p.A., Brescia, Italy, have announced the installation of an FL-400 3-D tube laser at Unverferth Mfg. Co.’s agricultural equipment manufacturing facility in Shell Rock, Iowa. The machine cuts up to 16-in. round and 12-in. square tube...

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Pipe weld purging systems’ inflatable dams stay out of heated areas

July 14, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has manufactured a variety of weld purging systems for long tubes and pipes, with inflatable dams that can be kept outside of the heated areas. High-temperature-resistant gas hose material helps ensure that the purge dams stay inflated, firmly sealing the purged...

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Mills Products names quality manager

July 10, 2014

Mills Products, Brentwood, Tenn., a producer of hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the appliance and automotive industries, has appointed David Sampson as quality manager for its North American operation. A Six Sigma leader, Sampson comes to the company after working at the...

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Bewo moves to new location in Netherlands

July 8, 2014

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. will move its Netherlands headquarters to Waalwijk in October, after nearly 80 years at its Tilburg location. The move will give the company, a developer and manufacturer of manually operated circular saws and automatic cutting machines for tubes, additional space for...

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Registration open for Pipe & Tube Houston 2014

June 19, 2014

The Tube & Pipe Association International® (TPA), Rockford, Ill., and the International Tube Association (ITA), Germany, will co-host their fourth conference devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes. Pipe & Tube Houston 2014 – Developing Technology for...

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Machining center handles tube diameters up to 3.15 in.

June 9, 2014

BLM Group USA offers the EM80, a combined automatic sawing and CNC end machining center for tube and bar processing. The machine performs cutting, chamfering, facing, boring, threading, and profiling of tube and bar. The system handles tube diameters from 0.39 to 3.15 in. with wall thicknesses...

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Burr Oak Tool names VP of sales and marketing

June 6, 2014

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a provider of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries in Sturgis, Mich., has promoted Tim Doot to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Doot succeeds David C. Clark, who will retire from the position Aug. 1 after 47...

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Circular cold saw features double clamping, self-centering vise

June 2, 2014

The CPO 350 circular cold saw from Scotchman® Industries features a double clamping and self-centering vise that provides burr-free, high-quality volume parts, according to the company. The saw has 135-degree mitering ability and a miter-locking device that stops automatically at 45 degrees left,...

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Fully automatic pole cutting, bending machine saves processing time

May 29, 2014

Baykal Machinery has designed a fully automatic pole cutting and bending machine. The cutting line has an area of 85.3 by 196.8 ft. and a cutting size of 8.2 by 45.9 ft. According to the company, the machine saves up to 50 percent of the total processing time and works with a 0 percent margin of...

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Downhole casing and pipe cutting system features ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology

May 28, 2014

Centura Oil Inc. has developed a downhole casing and pipe cutting system that can fit inside pipes as small as 2 in. ID and cut multiple layers of grouted casing in a single pass with a 55,000-PSI abrasive waterjet. Operable in hazardous environments, the CenJet 90® casing and pipe cutting...

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R&B Machining adds staff

May 27, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired Bill Bernard as sales manager – exhaust. In this position he focuses on increasing the company’s sales of tube bending and forming tooling and tube end forming machines and growing its automation business in the target automotive and truck exhaust...

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ASME celebrates 100th anniversary of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

May 27, 2014

On May 14, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first edition of what has evolved into the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) held a banquet recognizing the collective efforts of the many volunteers and staff...

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Pipe bending/forming system suitable for tight pipe coils

May 21, 2014

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has incorporated its right-hand/left-hand bending machines into a system designed specifically for tightly coiled pipes. The system eliminates cross-section loss and burrs. A robot places coiled material into a measuring device that enters the coil’s exact...

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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


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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