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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Home-court advantage

April 11, 2006

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A company bid and won a contract from a company who was previously sending its work to Mexico. The company bought a computer-controlled pipe cutting machine to automate the process and cut lead times.

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When a good tube bends bad

April 11, 2006

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Have you ever started with what you thought was a good tube, ended with a bad bend, and wondered where you took a wrong turn? Correcting for defects requires some detective work, and an understanding of the bending process. This article examines tube defects and offers fixes.

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AddisonMckee launches facility in China

March 15, 2006

AddisonMckee, a tube bending and end-forming equipment manufacturer, has announced its expansion into China. The company, with current facilities in Wilmington, Ohio, and Preston, England, has...

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When a good tube bends bad - Part I

March 7, 2006

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Have you ever started with what you thought was a good tube, ended with a bad bend, and wondered where you took a wrong turn?

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Saw has carbide-tipped, spark-free blade

March 7, 2006

The CSM14B 14-in. metal cutting saw with dry cutting technology from M.K. Morse Co. features a Metal Devil® carbide-tipped blade that operates spark-free.The motor operates at 15 amps and 1,300...

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Shock-resistant die set designed for mandrel tube bending

March 7, 2006

Bend Tooling Inc. has introduced Shockmate™ shock-resistant precision die sets for mandrel tube bending.The die sets are a product of proprietary metallurgy and Datafacturing® machining...

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Ultrasonic test instrument allows on-, offline tube, bar inspection

March 7, 2006

Magnetic Analysis Corp. offers the FD-4 Echomac® ultrasonic test instrument for on- or offline inspection of tube, bar, and plate and flaw detection and measurement of wall thickness and OD in...

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Servo feed system handles round bar, wire, tubing, profile parts

March 7, 2006

A new servo feed system for presses from Straus-Artys Corp. works with round bar, wire, tubing, and profile parts. Four models are available that handle up to 1.00-in. barstock or 2.750-in.-OD by...

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Wafios announces management changes

March 7, 2006

Wafios Machinery, Branford, Conn., has announced management changes and realignments effective immediately.The company has hired Michael Rief as sales manager for Canada. He is responsible for the...

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Understanding how rotary tube and pipe cutting works

March 7, 2006

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Innovations and new developments in rotary tube and pipe cutting, such as high-speed cutting, minimal heat generation, special holding collets, and automatic loading, trim and sorting have reduced or eliminated time required for secondary operation, improved efficiency, and reduced costs.

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6 steps to successful brazing

March 7, 2006

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Although capillary action basically is the magic behind ensuring proper filler metal distribution into a joint, six basic steps also are necessary to make sure that the design and engineering of the joint helps lead to a good brazed joint.

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System cuts mild steel, stainless, aluminum tube

February 7, 2006

The LT2000 laser cutting system from AltaMAR Laser and Control is suitable for tubes as small as 0.125 in. and as large as 1.0 in.Available with CO2, YAG, and fiber laser sources, the system cuts mild...

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Sawing machines feature enhanced speed

February 7, 2006

Peddinghaus Corp. has introduced a series of machines that incorporate new speed sawing technology to help manufacturers cut steel shapes faster while increasing throughput.The technology, developed...

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Chicago Metal Rolled Products revamps Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's

February 7, 2006

Chicago Metal Rolled Products recently curved rectangular tubing to form the parabolic arches for the new Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's, which opened in downtown Chicago in the spring of 2005.The company...

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DoALL names service, support manager

February 7, 2006

DoALL Sawing Products, Des Plaines, Ill., has named Darren Garbutt to the recently created position of North American manager of service and support.Garbutt supports sawing product sales with product...

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