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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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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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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