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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Electric CNC bender handles difficult materials, profiles

October 21, 2015

Trilogy Machinery offers the Inductaflex AL-1, which is the manufacturer’s first fully electric CNC bending machine. The unit can bend most materials and profiles, from complicated aluminum extrusions to polished stainless steel tubes. During development, the machine successfully curved a...

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Forming tool includes 3-in. expander

September 28, 2015

The new Mitey Mate model #1685S from Huth - Ben Pearson Intl. LLC includes four segment expanders (1.5 to 3 in.), with an arbor bolt and two arbor tips. The lightweight, air-operated, portable tool is suitable for making flares, converter ball joint connections, slip-fit connections, replacing...

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Inflatable purging system withstands temperatures to 1,400 degrees F

September 21, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed the HotPurge™ inflatable tube and pipe purging system for heat-treated chrome steel pipe joints, handling temperatures as high as 1,400 degrees F. The purge can be continued safely for up to 24 hours while preheating, welding, and postweld...

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Fast-inflation purge system designed for large pipe diameters

September 9, 2015

Aquasol Corp. has introduced the Opti-Purge® fast-inflation purge system for welding pipes 48 to 84 in. dia. The one-piece system comprises two outer rings and a hollow connector that inflates to create an impermeable seal within the pipe wall. To facilitate rapid purging of large pipes, the...

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Tube and pipe weld purging system prevents oxidation

August 31, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has introduced the PurgElite® tube and pipe purging system. Designed for use when welding tubes and pipes such as stainless, duplex, and chrome, the system purges the internal bore with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and discoloration and to ensure a good...

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Tube bending machine features swiveling bending head

August 27, 2015

Lang Tube Tec offers a new, fully electric, CNC tube bending machine with automatic change of bending direction. The 25CNC-EMR R/L features a swiveling bending head and shifting of the clamping unit and pressure die support to achieve short cycle times. According to the company, this provides a...

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Water-soluble film aids pipe purging

August 18, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT® has developed and manufactured Argweld® Weld Purge Film® kits with water-soluble materials that can be used for open assemblies and closing welds. The film produces an impenetrable purge barrier that can be washed away during the hydrotest cycle or by washing...

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Heat covers protect pipe purging equipment

July 31, 2015

Argweld® heat covers from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® protect pipe purging systems from high temperatures. Designed for pipework diameters less than 6 in., the heat covers work with PurgElite® and PurgExtra™ tube and pipe weld purging systems with a temperature endurance up to 572...

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CNC machine performs inside, outside pipe machining

July 27, 2015

Copier Bevelmachines has introduced the Beaver 24 CNC pipe finishing machine with radial and axial feeding. Because the machine cuts the metal from outside to inside, step by step, it can be used for machining tough materials such as stainless steel, duplex, and super duplex, as well as heavy-wall...

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Manual band saw delivers repeatable cuts

July 22, 2015

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool H350M manual band saw has a fully automatic sawing action. Once material is positioned and locked in place, the operator pushes a single button; the saw frame makes the cut at the preset rate and then automatically returns to clear the workpiece. This allows the operator...

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Pipe saw cuts ductile iron pipe

July 17, 2015

The PipeCut 360E from Exact Pipe Tools Inc. cuts through ductile iron, multilayer-material, steel, stainless steel, acid-resistant steel, and copper pipes. Features include a two-stage motor speed control, constant torque, soft start, and automatic overload protection. The machine can cut 3- to...

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Pipe saw comes in battery-operated version

July 16, 2015

The PipeCut 170E pipe saw from Exact Pipe Tools cuts all types of material, including ductile iron. The 5.7-lb. saw has a six-speed control, constant torque, and automatic fuse and cuts 0.6- to 6.7-in.-dia. pipes with steel wall thicknesses of 0.31 in. The interchangeable Diamond X, cermet (for...

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Tube bender designed for small-batch production

July 6, 2015

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. offers the Unison EvBend 2000 rotary draw tube bender for producing precision tubular parts in small volumes. Target sectors for the new machine, which can bend tube diameters of up to 2 in., include shipbuilding and oil and gas. The machine combines manual...

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Antirust machine applies protective oil to pipes, profiles

June 30, 2015

Kent Corp. offers DieTronic antirust machinery for the tube and pipe and stamping industries. The LCP antirust machine enables inline application of protective oil onto the surface of pipes and profiles. Oil is applied proportionally to mill speed by the encoder feedback circuit, which measures...

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All-electric CNC tube benders hold four sets of bend tools at once

June 25, 2015

Horn Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a line of all-electric CNC benders from 2- to 10-in. capacity. The clamp and pressure die are equipped with large electric servomotors. The Quad Stack design allows the user to mount up to four sets of full-size bend tools at once. This permits rapid...

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