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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FMA/TPA to host China tube industry tour

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and its technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), have partnered with the China Cold Roll-Forming Steel...

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Trends for stainless steel tube in automotive applications

September 13, 2005

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Evidence that stainless steel has potential as a material for automotive components—for its high strength-to-weight ratio for overall weight reduction, good dent performance, corrosion resistance, and formability—was presented by ISSF members at the SAE International™ 2004 SAE World Congress, in Detroit.

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9 Questions About Annular Cutting

September 13, 2005

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One way to avoid dimpling and deburring while making holes in tube and pipe is use annular cutters. Because annular cutters are hollow, there is no dead-zone resistance to overcome. Knowing how to use an annular cutter and what to watch for can help avoid problems and extend tool wear.

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Silicon purge dams reduce weld joint purging time

August 9, 2005

Orbimatic (UK) Ltd. now offers JA welding purging equipment, including silicon dam purging systems for localizing purging volume inside tube and pipe. The systems are designed to reduce both the gas...

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Draw bending machine stacks four different size tools

August 9, 2005

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 220 HD MR stacked-tool rotary draw bending machine, capable of stacking four different large-size tools. This stacking ability limits tool changeover to the collet and...

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Horn Machine Tools, Unison form alliance

August 9, 2005

Unison, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, U.K., has appointed Horn Machine Tools Inc. (HMT) as the exclusive North American distributor for its entire product line, which includes CNC tube benders,...

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Recreational tube cutting

August 9, 2005

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In the 1990s, Polaris Industries Inc. realized it needed to rethink the way tube fabricating was done at its Osceola, Wis., facility. Laser tube cutting proved to be the answer.

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Machine bends 1-in. tube clockwise, counterclockwise

July 12, 2005

Ying Lin Machine Industrial Co., J&S Machine Inc., and YLMUSA have announced the latest addition to the YLM rotary bender product line. The all-electric, 1-in.-capacity YLM CNC-25MSLR-O-12A machine...

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End prep blades cut dry

June 14, 2005

Esco Tool's MILLHOG® cutter blades for welding end prep tools are designed to produce a thick chip without cutting fluids.The blades feature a radical chip breaker to direct the chip away from the...

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Tube bender designed for tight-radius mandrel bending

June 14, 2005

The HMT #2E CNC bender from Horn Machine Tools is a 3.0-in.-OD-capacity, multiaxis machine that comes with all accessories needed to perform tight-radius mandrel bending.Suitable for applications such...

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Wagner Companies adds roll bending services

June 14, 2005

The Wagner Companies has added angle roll bending services to its manufacturing operations. New capabilities include bending aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, and bronze and shapes such as...

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Orbimatic opens technology center

June 14, 2005

Orbimatic (UK) Ltd. has moved into a larger facility that includes an Orbital Welding Technology Centre. The center provides research and development services at no cost and allows customers to try...

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Roll-Kraft adds personnel

June 14, 2005

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has appointed Shawn Mitchell to its sales staff and Jeffrey Misley as project manager.Mitchell has many years of experience in the industry and has worked with the company's...

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Roll-Kraft adds tryout mill

April 12, 2005

Roll-Kraft has added a large-capacity tryout mill to the shop floor of its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters factory.The mill enables the company to test its tooling products for large roll formed profiles....

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Orbitform begins rebuilt machine program

April 12, 2005

After acquiring the Milford Fastening Systems line in 2004, Orbitform has begun the Factory Rebuilt Machine (FRM) program to refurbish and rework pneumatic, benchtop, pedestal, and fixed-center...

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