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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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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Automatic beveler produces angles up to 60 degrees

June 9, 2009

Bug-O Systems/Cypress Welding Equipment has introduced the SPB-3000 Pitbull portable automatic beveler. According to the manufacturer, the unit produces clean, machined bevels without operator...

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330-amp welding torch handles extreme applications

June 9, 2009

Abicor Binzel has introduced the new Abi-Flux welding torch. Rated at 330 amps, the torch is suitable for extreme applications in pipeline construction, cladding, and rail-joint welding, as well as...

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Bardons & Oliver launches machinery rebuilding, retrofitting pages on Web site

June 9, 2009

Bardons & Oliver, Solon, Ohio, a manufacturer of CNC turning systems and tube and bar cutoff equipment, has launched two new sections of its Web site. The first focuses on machine rebuilding, and the...

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Orbital welding technology breaks new ground

June 4, 2009

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Automated orbital welding technology has evolved to the point where one welding system can perform multiple processes and adapt welding parameters in real-time.

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