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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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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Imagination fabrication

February 7, 2006

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BCI Burke, Fond du Lac, Wis., is the oldest playground and park and recreation equipment manufacturer in the country. As the company grew and its product offerings and colors multiplied, it found it needed to address problems with long leadtimes. Burke looked at every possibility for improvement, including processes improvements, inventory organization, manufacturing equipment purchases, and personnel productivity improvements, including crosstraining.

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Software theater demonstrates pipe cut programming

January 10, 2006

Mazak Optonics, Schaumburg, Ill., hosted a real-time software theater at FABTECH Intl./AWS that demonstrated the use of FG CAD/CAM software for programming of pipe parts. Spectators interacted with...

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Tube inspection software combines tube, geometry measurement

January 10, 2006

Romer CimCore has launched its DOCS (data overlay camera system) 2.0 tube inspection and reverse engineering software.The software combines tube measurement and geometry measurement in one program,...

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Ryerson Inc. confirms new name, ticker symbol

January 10, 2006

Ryerson Inc. has confirmed that its previously announced corporate name now is in effect as is the concurrent adoption of the ticker symbol "RYI" for its common stock listed on the New York Stock...

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Cutting to the chase - Integrating secondary operations

January 10, 2006

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Tube cut-off machines have evolved to integrate end forming and bending capabilities that normally are considered secondary operations. The suitability of a cutting method to be integrated inline with end forming and bending depends on each cutting method’s characteristics and the bending and end forming requirements.

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FMA/TPA mourn Berkeley's death

January 6, 2006

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), are deeply saddened by the Jan. 1 passing of Harrison Campbell (Hutch) Berkeley Jr.,...

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Tube and pipe industry expert dies

December 15, 2005

Ron Stange, owner and founder of Tools For Bending Inc., Denver, died Dec. 3.Stange began his career in the tube and pipe fabrication industry when he joined the H&H Tool Division of Teledyne Pines in...

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Weld blend kit works on stainless steel, aluminum

December 13, 2005

Rex-Cut Products' Rex-Cut® Grind and Blend Kit removes heavy welds on stainless steel and aluminum.The kit includes a Sigma Green wheel featuring a zirconia-ceramic grain and proprietary bonding...

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Inspection instrument identifies 0.001-in. flaws

December 13, 2005

The Lenox Fiberscope inspects in inaccessible and inhospitable areas and can identify flaws as small as 0.001 in.The fiberscope feature a tight bending radius and steerable two- or four-way...

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Metal-cored electrodes designed for stainless steel

December 13, 2005

Select-Arc Inc. has added three ferritic metal-cored, composite electrodes, the Select 409C, Select 409C-Cb, and Select 409C-Ti, to its stainless steel product line.The 409C is suitable for welding...

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Microlaser welding offered for variety of materials

December 13, 2005

LSA Laser offers precision microlaser welding of tubing, ribbon, and round wire for use in medical devices such as defibrillation leads, stents, catheterization subassemblies, and surgical...

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AWS announces national standard

December 13, 2005

The American Welding Society has made available AWS D18.3/D18.3M:2005, "An American National Standard: Specification for Welding of Tanks, Vessels, and other Equipment, in Sanitary (Hygenic)...

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