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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FMA and TPA seek applicants for industry awards

July 23, 2009

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA) seek applicants for two industry awards.The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010, presented by FMA,...

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Horizontal band saw now available with hydraulic vising

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has announced that its Spartan Model S330 horizontal band saw now is available with hydraulic vising.The new Model S330HV features an hydraulic work holding vise in...

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Vacuum system for carbide circular saws introduced

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has introduced a vacuum system for use with carbide circular saws used in cutting tubing.The vacuum removes the hardened chips from the center of the tube, preventing...

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Twin post band saw designed for specialty steels

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has added the PA460-HD production band saw designed to cut specialty steels to its Spartan line.The twin post machine combines rigid construction, a 10-HP blade drive,...

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Band saw handles large billets, bundles

July 20, 2009

Marvel Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis., has added the PA700HD production band saw with a capacity of 28 in. by 32 in. to its Spartan line. The saw is suitable for large billets and bundles.The twin post...

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Making a 20-degree Marman bead

July 20, 2009

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Two forming methods can make a bead for an airtight seal on a metal tube: rotary (spin) forming and progressive ram forming. Each has advantages and disadvantages in bead profile, cycle time, amount of wall thinning, and so on.

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Band saw blades suitable for interrupted cutting applications

July 14, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced the Versatix™ MP line of multipurpose band saw blades. They feature a new tooth design that is suitable for interrupted cutting applications in structural...

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Mechanized pipe welding system requires less welder skill and effort

June 30, 2009

The Piper Bug Pipe Welding System from Bug-O Systems is a digitally controlled programmable welding travel carriage integrated with Lincoln Electric® Invertec® V350-PRO Power Source. The Piper...

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Focusing on bent tubing

June 29, 2009

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Measuring the bends and straight sections of a bent tube can be tricky and time-consuming, especially if the tube has a large number of bends in several directions. Photogrammetry, also known as optical measurement, uses a booth equipped with several digital cameras to make a digital image of the part, allowing fast, easy measurements.

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New services brochure available

June 16, 2009

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. offers a new 4-page brochure detailing its steel fabricating and production machining services, as well as the production machining and tube end forming services from BKB...

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Accessories improve cutoff operations

June 9, 2009

Continental Pipe & Tube Cutoff Machines offers a variety of accessories to improve cut-off operations in an efficient, economical manner. Among them are various cutter block assemblies, which can be...

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Cutoff blades provide thousands of cuts between resharpening

June 9, 2009

Continental Tube & Pipe Cutoff Machines offers precision ground cutoff blades made of the finest shock-resistant tool steel alloy.Each blade is heat-treated and tested for proper hardness and...

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Tube cutoff machines provide quick, easy setup

June 9, 2009

Continental Pipe & Tube Cutoff machines provide fast and easy set-up, adjustment, and can handle a variety of pipe and tube diameters and lengths efficiently. Because the rotary cutoff wheel passes...

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Automatic band saw for job shops released

June 9, 2009

Hyd-Mech Group Ltd. has released the SM10CNC single-miter automatic band saw for job shops. It features a 10-in. round or 7 - by 11-in. capacity at 90 degrees; a 1-in. blade; a 2.5-HP direct-drive...

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Semiautomatic tube bender accepts large-radii tooling to 16-in. CLR

June 9, 2009

Ercolina's GB90/GB100 semiautomatic Giga Bender mandrel machine is suitable for bending tube, pipe, and square and rectangular profiles to CLR as tight as 1.5xD and accepts large-radii tooling to...

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