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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Haven Mfg. control panels earn ETL Listed mark

April 12, 2005

Haven Mfg. Co. has announced that all industrial control panels used in its tube cutting and related tube processing machinery have passed premarket product safety testing by Intertek ETL SEMKO, a...

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WHI Capital Partners acquires AddisonMckee

April 12, 2005

AddisonMckee has announced that it has been acquired by a group of investors led by WHI Capital Partners (WHICP).With manufacturing facilities in Wilmington, Ohio, and Preston, England, AddisonMckee...

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Welding zirconium and zirconium alloys Part II

April 11, 2005

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Editor's Note: This is the second installment of a three-part series on welding zirconium. Part I addresses metallurgy, weld preparation, and shielding techniques. Part II covers welding technique. Part III discusses additional methods of joining refractory metals.

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Endprep machine processes 5-m tube

March 8, 2005

Caorle US offers the CL132-5000 CNC endworking machine for simultaneous and dual-ended facing, chamfering, boring, and neck turning oftubing and tube-type bars up to 5 m (16.4 ft.) long.The machine...

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Machine cleans 12-in.-dia. pipe to SSPC-6

March 8, 2005

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released its SR-12P pipe and rod blaster, capable of cleaning a variety of materials from fractional diameter up to 12-in.-dia. pipe to SSPC-6 surface finish on a...

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Coupling system for 14- to 24-in. pipe introduced

March 8, 2005

Victaulic Co. has introduced its patent-pending Advanced Groove System (AGS), a mechanical coupling assembly system for 14- to 24-in. pipe. The line, which consists of flexible and rigid couplings,...

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Roll-Kraft adds parts cleaning system

March 8, 2005

Roll-Kraft has added a water-based parts cleaning system to its shop floor to be used to clean rolls and equipment parts coming in for reconditioning.The automatic process replaces the manual tank...

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T-E-S Tube Equipment acquires Vogel Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

T-E-S Tube Equipment has acquired Vogel Tool & Die, a 65-year-old manufacturer of tools for fabricating tubular parts. Vogel's product line will continue to be manufactured and sold worldwide.

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Managing rotary-draw tube bending

March 8, 2005

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Editor's Note: This article is adapted from a conference presentation made by the author at a previous TPJ Symposium.

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Roll-Kraft acquires Empire Precision Tooling

February 8, 2005

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced it has acquired Empire Precision Tooling (EPT), Brampton, Ont. The company has been renamed Roll-Kraft Ltd.The company says the addition provides support for...

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End facing machines finish 3 -m to 114.3-mm-OD tubes

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic GmbH now offers tube end facing machines. The RPG 1.5 can be used for tubes 3 mm to 38.1 mm OD, and the RPG for tubes 25.4 mm to 114.3 mm OD.The ergonomically designed machines use collet...

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Machine cuts tube up to 7 mm thick

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic GmbH has added the RA41 tube cutting machine to its product line. The machine cuts tubes from 20 mm to 120 mm OD with wall thicknesses up to 7 mm.The machine has a heavy-duty variable-speed...

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Software generates safety-compliant pipe, valve, conduit marking

January 11, 2005

With K-Sun Corp.'s MaxiSoft® PipeMarker V2® Windows®-based safety software, safety and maintenance professionals can create inhouse more than 500 standard or custom pipe markers, labels,...

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Orbimatic enhances Web site

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic has added new information to its U.K. Web site and increased the available languages.Additions include application-specific pages that give details of recommended system packages for each...

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AddisonMckee names vice president of finance and administration

January 11, 2005

AddisonMckee Inc. has named Ken Hay as vice president of finance and administration. Hay is responsible for all accounting and finance functions, as well as overseeing inventory, human resources, and...

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