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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Kinder Morgan donates extra pipe to Louisiana Technical College

March 23, 2010

Kinder Morgan, Houston, has donated $8,000 worth of surplus pipe from the 500-mile Midcontinent Express natural gas transmission pipeline to welding students at Louisiana Technical College in Tallulah, La. Kinder Morgan's energy division and Energy Transfer Partners LP oversaw construction of the...

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New pipe cap line introduced

March 5, 2010

Caplugs has introduced a new pipe cap design to replace the existing CE series. The skirts on the new pipe caps are designed to stretch easily over the edge of the pipe without tools while retaining their shape and snug fit. They also are ribbed for ventilation to help ensure the cap won't blow off...

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Pipe saw and track system cuts concrete-lined, ash, superduplex SST, other hard alloys

March 5, 2010

ESCO Tool offers a pneumatic pipe saw and wraparound track system for making square cuts to within ±0.0625 in. on heavy-wall pipe up to 60 in. in diameter and 4.375 in. thick. The APS-438 universal air-powered saw and WrapTrack® system features a stainless steel band assembly that wraps...

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Tube punching machine enables punching all four sides in single pass

March 5, 2010

AM Machinery Sales Inc. offers the Evergreen line of tube punching and drilling machines. They are designed to handle round, square, rectangular, and oval tubes, as well as profiles and heavy-gauge flat bar. The machines punch and drill without deforming the tube. They feature one to three punching...

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Lincoln Electric introduces pipeline welding productivity seminar

February 17, 2010

Lincoln Electric is offering a day-long Pipeline Welding Productivity Seminar intended for pipeline industry professionals. The session takes place Tuesday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the company's corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio With the growing demand in energy markets,...

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tube benders unannealed

No need for annealing

February 9, 2010 | By AIDA - America

Tube benders work with unannealed material and deliver better-performing products to customers.

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Tube straightening machine incorporates multiple bending feature

February 9, 2010

Bronx/Taylor-Wilson offers the 10.CR.5 cross-roll tube straightening machine. The 10-roll design can straighten to stringent tolerances at high speeds, according to the company. The machine incorporates multiple bending moment, which helps improve straightness by increasing the number of plastic...

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Pipe cutting machine's operating system converts 3-D coordinates into tubular structures in XML format

February 9, 2010

Vernon Tool has announced that the WinMPM™ operating system on its pipe cutting machines now seamlessly converts 3-D coordinates into finished tubular structures in new industry-standard XML format. The system is compatible with 3-D structural, isometric, and pressure vessel modeling packages...

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vertical compression benders

Making a workhorse run

February 9, 2010 | By George Winton

Vertical compression tube benders have been around for more than 50 years (see Figure 1). Historically associated with high-volume bending, these benders continue to play a role in production environments where parts have just one or two bends. Also known as press benders, they have stood the...

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Automated tube cutting system combines material handling, software, and single CNC workstation

January 12, 2010

Han-Kwang offers the series TL automated tube cutting system. It combines tube cutting technology with material handling, tubing software, and a single CNC workstation for nearly nonstop production of round, square, and rectangular tubes and shapes.The TL6015 system comprises four major parts: an...

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Plate saws available for both traverse and longitudinal sawing

January 12, 2010

Pat Mooney Saws offers the Nishijimax NHC-SQA automatic plate saws in two models.The NHC-850SQA is designed for traverse sawing of plate up to 3 in. thick and 24 in. wide. The NHC-8310SQA saws longitudinally, handling plate that is 4 in. thick and 20 ft. long.A saw spindle drive system results in...

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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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