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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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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Hydroforming software upgraded

November 8, 2005

AutoForm Engineering GmbH has released its Hydroforming software version 4.0 that provides analysis and simulation of the entire hydroforming process.New features include automatic generation of...

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AddisonMckee breaks ground on new location

November 8, 2005

AddisonMckee, a provider of tube fabricating equipment, has broken ground on its new location in Lebanon, Ohio.Construction of the 78,000-sq.-ft. building officially began Nov. 1 and is expected to be...

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Tube-bend tooling: square-back wiper dies or wiper inserts?

November 8, 2005

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Wiper dies are a fundamental requirement in modern tube bending applications in which tubes are bent at increasingly tight bend radii with increasingly thinner wall thicknesses. The design of the wiper die plays a key role in its performance and durability, as does its manufacturing method and the material from which it has been constructed.

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Metaldyne announces expansion in Asia

October 31, 2005

Plymouth, Mich.-based Metaldyne announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing location in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The plant, which currently produces balance shaft modules for Hyundai, will...

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Improving welded joint structure, properties in oil and gas pipelines

October 12, 2005

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The welding process and ambient temperature affect the structure and mechanical properties of welded joints in large-diameter (1,420 mm) pipes of manganese low-alloy steels, which are used commonly in oil and gas pipelines. Pulsed welding can improve the homogeneity of the structure and reduce the grain size of metal of the weld and HAZ zones. The ambient temperature causes structural changes, which affect the ductility and impact toughness in the welded joint zones. Temperature plays a role. Research shows that welding at 20 degrees C leads to an increase in ductility and impact toughness of 8 percent to 27 percent, and welding at -60 degrees C leads to an increase of 15 percent to 24 percent.

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Orbital stretch wrap machine secures loads on forks, forklift

October 11, 2005

Yellow Jacket LLP has improved its 87-in. 110® orbital wrap machine for securing any standard, oversized, or odd-shaped palletized loads on the forks or forklift.Loads are wrapped and secured as a...

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Scale weighs, transports rod, tube, bar stock

October 11, 2005

Alliance Scale Inc. offers a rod weighing scale designed to weigh rod, tube, and bar stock and transport it on heavy-duty, smooth rolling casters to a storage bin or to feed machinery.The portable...

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