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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Weld clamp provides 15,000 lbs. of force

November 7, 2006

Esco Tool's HOG-TIE™ weld alignment clamp provides 15,000 lbs, of force for positioning two pipes, boiler tubes, flanges, or plates.It comprises two clamping jaws and a steel strap that inserts...

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Band saw suitable for light-duty tube, pipe cutting

November 7, 2006

The H235 band saw from Kalamazoo Machine Tool is suitable for light-duty cutting of tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees.The variable-speed blade runs from...

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Bauer appoints sales/marketing director

November 7, 2006

Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricating, St. Paul, Minn., has named Bill Remes as director of sales and marketing.Remes has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing capital equipment and...

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M.K. Morse hires national sales manager

November 7, 2006

Kent Hughes has been named national sales manager of industrial products for The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio. He directs the industrial sales team and works to position the company as a market leader...

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L.S. Starrett establishes Illinois saw service center

November 7, 2006

The L.S. Starrett Co., Athol, Mass., has established a saw service center in Bensonville, Ill., which provides welded band saw blades to the Midwest.The center stocks the complete inventory of the...

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Laser cutting

Fabricator finds tubular niche

November 7, 2006

Production Cutting Services was founded in 1985 as a machine shop to supply parts to agricultural equipment manufacturers in and around East Moline, Ill. It used saws and CNC machining centers to provide tubular parts, but later realized it needed to add more value. It purchased two lasers from Mazak Optonics Corp. It hasn't abandoned CNC machining, though. It uses the lasers to complement its other processes.

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IPSCO, NS Group announce waiting-period expiration

October 18, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group Inc. have announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger of...

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TPJSymposium scheduled for March

October 17, 2006

The Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), and its flagship magazine, TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®, announce their upcomingTPJSymposium, to be held March 14-16, 2007, at Disney's...

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Aluminum pipe stopping plugs available

October 10, 2006

The Pipestoppers Div. of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has launched a range of aluminum pipe stopping plugs.The plugs are available in 1.5-, 2.0-, 2.5-, 3.0-, 3.5-, 4.0-, 4.5-, 5.0-, and 6.0-in....

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Portable tube squaring machine introduced

October 10, 2006

Orbitalum Tools GmbH, formerly known as Georg Fischer Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH, has introduced the portable RPG 8.6 tube squaring machine for tube end finishing.The unit produces square, burr-free...

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Georg Fischer changes name

October 10, 2006

As a result of its acquisition by Chicago-based Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Georg Fischer Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH, Singen, Germany, has changed its name to Orbitalum Tools GmbH.There are no...

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Luminous aluminum makes light work

October 10, 2006

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Hapco Aluminum Pole Products, Abingdon, Va., fabricates aluminum light posts that must be beautiful while standing up to wind, and the forces of nature.

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Lasers loom larger in tube, pipe cutting

October 10, 2006

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Laser technology has a new, larger role in cutting tube and pipe. It's suitable not only for niche applications, but also for broader tube cutting applications such as cutoff.

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French tube fabricator meets volume increase with orbital welding

October 10, 2006

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CMI Enterprise is a 107-person fabricating shop located in the scenic region of Saint Sylvain D'Anjou, France, serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and chemical industries. CMI began experiencing growing pains. For the process equipment and heat exchanger projects, CMI selected orbital welding equipment from Polysoude [U.S. division is Astro Arc Polysoude Inc.]. to increase productivity rates. A welder can make more welds per day because the weld presents a regular geometry without overlay, and requires no secondary operations, such as grinding or cleaning.

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Flushing out four-letter words: rust, dirt, and wear - TheFabricator

Flushing out four-letter words: rust, dirt, and wear (Part I)

October 10, 2006

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Rust, wear, and dirt cost tube fabricators and producers millions of dollars annually, and they can be the bane of tube processes. Analyzing the criteria for selecting the lubricant, cleaner, and rust preventative can help provide maximum protection.

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