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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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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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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