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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Rafter Equipment now selling Takeco equipment

January 12, 2010

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has formed a strategic alliance with Takeco Co. Ltd. of South Korea to sell and service Takeco's strip entry, flying saw cutoff, and tube packaging equipment to the North American market.Under the collaboration, Rafter has exclusive rights to North...

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Unison receives all-electric tube bender order from BAE Systems

January 12, 2010

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has received an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.Capable of handling tube and pipe diameters up to 6.89 in., the...

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Unison supplies all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing

December 15, 2009

Unison, located in Scarsborough, U.K., has supplied a second all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.The Breeze 20 system can make precision bends on alloy and aluminum tubes with diameters of up to 3/4 in. It was shipped in mid-July and installed at Boeing's...

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American Piping expands in Houston, hires CFO in St. Louis

December 15, 2009

American Piping Products has expanded its Houston facility with a new sales and operations headquarters. The company is a supplier of heavy-wall carbon, stainless, and chrome-moly steel pipe, fittings, and valves used in the oil and gas and power generation industries, as well as for manufacturing...

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Harco Metal Products purchases state-of-the-art equipment

November 20, 2009

Harco Metal Products (Harco), Tempe, Ariz., a provider of tube fabrication, systems integration, and seamless manufacturing, has announced the purchase of new, advanced machinery.Both the Wafios BMZ42 and the Accurex TubeInspectHD were selected for their unique and unparallel performance...

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Backing tape for pipeline joints permits arc welding up to 240 amps

November 10, 2009

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has published a four-page leaflet about weld backing tape for pipes and pipelines. Weld backing tape is used to allow pipeline welding from one side only, producing a smooth, flat, slag-free weld on the back side, the company reports.The literature shows three...

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Slip-on pipe fittings can be used to build ADA-approved handrail systems

November 10, 2009

Easyfit™ Inc. has introduced a line of slip-on structural pipe fittings to build handrail systems that conform to the barrier-free requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable state and local building codes. Designed for stairs, ramps, walkways, and other areas...

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Industrial camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long, as small as 1.0 in. diameter

November 10, 2009

Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT) has introduced the PILIT™ industrial push camera. The 32-lb. camera inspects pipelines up to 200 ft. long and industrial lines as small as 1.0 in. in diameter.Since it is an integrated system, the user does not have to carry two separate components to...

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BLM Group appoints VP

November 10, 2009

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., has appointed John P. Ovsek as vice president. He is responsible for all equipment sales and after-sales service of the company's business in North America.Ovsek has 28 years of increasing responsibilities in direct sales, strategic planning, and management of sales and...

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Mathey Dearman hires VP of sales, marketing

November 9, 2009

Mathey Dearman Inc., Tulsa, Okla., has hired Charles G. Lutz as vice president of sales and marketing—Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America, Middle East, and New Zealand.Lutz previously was director of international business development with industrial control component and system provider...

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Frost & Sullivan recognizes ESAB as 'Best Partner for Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation'

November 5, 2009

Frost & Sullivan has presented its '2009 Global Best Partners Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation Award' to ESAB. In 2009, the company accounted for nearly 18 per cent of the global welding and cutting market for energy generation.Key performance drivers for ESAB have been its unique...

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L.B. Foster, Lally Pipe & Tube joint venture to manufacture precision pipe couplings

November 5, 2009

L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced a newly formed joint venture between three partners, Kentucky-based Lally Pipe & Tube, L.B. Foster, and industry veteran, Jim Legg. Together, the three partners have formed LB Pipe & Coupling Products LLC to manufacture couplings and accessories for...

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Harco acquires new technologies

November 3, 2009

Harco Metal Products, a tube fabricator with facilities in Tempe, Ariz., and Fort Payne, Ala., has announced that it has procured several new machines to complement its existing equipment. These include:CNC tube bending equipment, including rotary arm, free-form multidimensional, roll, ram, and...

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Extruded-material tube fittings aimed at oil, gas, and chemical markets

October 13, 2009

The Instrumentation Products Div. of Parker Hannifin has developed a production process for its A-LOK® tube fittings based on stainless steel extrusions. The technology is aimed at users in processing markets such as oil, gas, and chemical.According to the company, the uniformity of metal grain...

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Pipe cutter, beveler also performs socket weld removal, chipless wheel cutting

October 13, 2009

The Small Diameter Split Frame (SDSF) from E.H. Wachs® is an externally mounted machine tool for cutting, beveling, and counterboring pipe from 0.84 to 4.5 in. in diameter. It also can perform socket weld removal and chipless wheel cutting.Lightweight and flexible, the unit is designed for...

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