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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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

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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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