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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When a good tube bends bad - Part II

April 11, 2006

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Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part article that examines tube bending defects, possible causes, and suggested remedies. Part I discusses surface defects; Part II covers other defects, such as wall thinning, ovality, buckling, and fractures. When the stress on the...

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Messe Dsseldorf to co-organize Brazilian show

April 11, 2006

Messe Dsseldorf, organizer of international trade fairs for the wire, cable, and tube and pipe industries, has become the co-organizer of TUBOTECH 2007, an international tube, fittings, pipes,...

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Troy Tube named supplier of the year

April 11, 2006

Detroit Diesel Corp., Detroit, has named Troy Tube & Mfg. Co., Chesterfield, Mich., as its 2005 supplier of the year.Troy Tube has been in business since 1978 and services high, low, and medium...

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T-Drill Industries names No. 1 seller

April 11, 2006

T-Drill Industries Inc., Norcross, Ga., has awarded George Yardley Co., Fountain Valley, Calif., the No. 1 in sales award for 2005.George Yardley Co. represents plumbing, HVAC, filtration,...

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Metalcon show set

April 11, 2006

Metalcon Intl., Newton, Mass., has announced that its 2006 show will take place Oct. 3-5 in Tampa, Fla. This is the only annual international show dedicated to metal in construction.This year 262...

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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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