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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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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Wagner names customer service/sales representative

December 13, 2005

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, has named Lisa Meese as its customer service and inside sales representative.Meese is responsible for generating sales orders for the company and assists in the...

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Meeting the challenges of modern architecture

December 13, 2005

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Today's architects develop designs and concepts that push past the boundaries of yesterday. Fabricators are faced with a sometimes daunting challenge to make unusual components to assist architects in completing unusual buildings, to the extent that they sometimes have to rely on themselves to develop new equipment and processes.

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Mueller Industries to produce copper tube in China

December 12, 2005

Mueller Industries Inc. announced today that it has acquired a 50.5 percent joint venture interest in China to manufacture copper tube, primarily to serve the Chinese domestic OEM air conditioning...

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Ryerson Tull appoints director

November 23, 2005

The Board of Directors of Ryerson Tull Inc. has appointed Dennis J. Keller to the company's board of directors.Keller is chairman of the board of DeVry Inc. and DeVry University Inc. DeVry Inc. is...

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Software facilitates piping layouts

November 8, 2005

Victaulic has released the Vic 3D piping software designed for AutoCAD® drawings for carbon steel, copper, ductile iron, HDPE, and stainless steel piping layouts.The software provides users with...

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Orbital welding power supply enhanced

November 8, 2005

Orbimatic (UK) Ltd. has added the HMS (hardware monitoring system) and AWCC (automatic weld current calibration) to its Orbimat 165CB orbital welding power supply.The HMS allows operators to...

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