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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End prep blades feature heat transfer chip breaker

January 12, 2010

Esco Tool offers MILLHOG® cutter blades for its welding end prep tools. Made from T-15 tool steel and TiN-coated for lubricity, the blades feature a chip breaker that transfers heat away from the pipe and into the chip.Designed to keep the cutting edge cool and prolong blade life, they are...

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Tube bending tooling alternative to solid wiper tooling

January 12, 2010

Bend Tooling Inc. has introduced the patent-pending High-Pressure Wiper System™ as an alternative to solid wiper tooling.It is an assembly consisting of a solid steel body, a single- or double-sleeved bore insert that can be replaced without removing the system from the machine, and an...

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Automatic carbide circular cold saw cuts up to 5.0-in.-rounds, 5.3-in. squares

January 12, 2010

The HCS 150 Behringer Eisele automatic carbide circular cold saw is available from Behringer Saws Inc. It cuts rounds up to 5.9 in. in diameter and squares up to 5.3 in. in size.All models are designed to cut ferrous metals automatically at 90 degrees with carbide-tipped saw blades. The saw uses...

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Clamshell pipe machining tools built for machining 2 to 48-in. tube, pipe on job site

January 12, 2010

H&S Tool has introduced the AFC line of clamshell pipe machining tools. The 10 models in the series have been designed and built for machining tubes and pipes from 2 to 48 in. on the job site. The split-frame design sets up in the middle of a pipe section to sever and bevel as it does on the...

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Servo-electric bender performs multi functions with standard tooling

January 12, 2010

The Fast Bend is the newest member of the Prima Finn-Power servo-electric bender family. It can bend five different parts with different thicknesses and alloys in five minutes, the company states.The machine helps reduce or eliminate non-value-added costs associated with the traditional press brake...

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Tubotech 2009 attracts 16,500 visitors to Brazil

January 12, 2010

At Tubotech 2009, 5th International Tube, Fittings and Components Fair, in Sao Paulo, more than 16,500 visitors came to see 320 companies from 15 countries presenting the latest in pipes, pipe-making machinery, raw materials, measurement and control technology, and process technology tools and test...

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Harco receives ISO 9001 certification

January 12, 2010

Harco Metal Products, Tempe, Ariz., has received ISO 9001 certification.The company supplies fabricated tubular design, components, and assemblies, including project management and systems...

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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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