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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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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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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