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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Multistack tube cold bending machine processes diameters to 8.63 in.

October 28, 2015

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 220 HD MW heavy-duty multistack tube cold bending machine. It processes tubes with a maximum diameter of 8.63 in. and up to 19.7 ft. long. Offering quick setup time, the bender processes materials such as steel, copper-nickel-iron alloys, and stainless steel. It...

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Laser tube cutter handles diameters from 0.008 to 0.98 in.

October 27, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its Sigma laser tube cutter, which can be used with both microsecond fiber and femtosecond disk lasers. The new cutting system provides high edge quality, making it suitable for medical device applications, including a variety of tubes and stents. With 3-...

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Rotary draw tube bender offers simplified programming

October 22, 2015

The Ercolina Top Bender 050 Plus model rotary draw tube and pipe bender simplifies programming and allows the operator to store and produce the desired bend angle in seconds. The new color-coded control displays machine position and all current functions on one screen. Bend angle can be...

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Electric CNC bender handles difficult materials, profiles

October 21, 2015

Trilogy Machinery offers the Inductaflex AL-1, which is the manufacturer’s first fully electric CNC bending machine. The unit can bend most materials and profiles, from complicated aluminum extrusions to polished stainless steel tubes. During development, the machine successfully curved a...

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Forming tool includes 3-in. expander

September 28, 2015

The new Mitey Mate model #1685S from Huth - Ben Pearson Intl. LLC includes four segment expanders (1.5 to 3 in.), with an arbor bolt and two arbor tips. The lightweight, air-operated, portable tool is suitable for making flares, converter ball joint connections, slip-fit connections, replacing...

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Tri Tool appoints VP of global sales and field services

September 25, 2015

Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Tri Tool Inc. has appointed Troy Todd as vice president of global sales and field services to oversee and coordinate global operations for sales and contract services. Before joining the company Todd worked as vice president at Cascade Drilling and as senior district...

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transfluid launches new website

September 25, 2015

Germany-based transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH has launched a new website at www.tube-processing-machines.com. Tube processing machines and systems are classified by function and purpose so that visitors can quickly find what they need. Detailed images and short videos offer visual guides to how the...

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LVD, AltaMar agree to merger of operations

September 21, 2015

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and AltaMar, Fridley, Minn., have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and R&D facilities. The agreement will expand the product offerings and market reach of both companies and...

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Inflatable purging system withstands temperatures to 1,400 degrees F

September 21, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has developed the HotPurge™ inflatable tube and pipe purging system for heat-treated chrome steel pipe joints, handling temperatures as high as 1,400 degrees F. The purge can be continued safely for up to 24 hours while preheating, welding, and postweld...

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Unison to provide all-electric tube bender to Byers Precision Fabricators

September 17, 2015

Unison’s new North American support office in Asheville, N.C., has received its first order. The company will deliver a dual-head, all-electric CNC tube bending machine to Byers Precision Fabricators Inc. of Hendersonville, N.C., a producer of components and assemblies made from sheet and tubular...

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Fast-inflation purge system designed for large pipe diameters

September 9, 2015

Aquasol Corp. has introduced the Opti-Purge® fast-inflation purge system for welding pipes 48 to 84 in. dia. The one-piece system comprises two outer rings and a hollow connector that inflates to create an impermeable seal within the pipe wall. To facilitate rapid purging of large pipes, the...

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Don’t be drawn in by an offer too good to pass up

September 3, 2015

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Evaluating a new lubricant for drawing tube can be a lot of work, but breaking it down into a series of small evaluations can make it easier to manage. A complete trial involves applying the lubricant, drawing the tube, removing the lubricant, and disposal.

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A little fabricator grows up

September 2, 2015

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Under the stewardship of founders Larry and Gloria Dlouhy, Superior Tube Products grew from a small proprietorship into a midsized fabricator. It is entering its 25th year in business with a new management style, a new strategy, and a new outlook on the future.

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Making joint design, equipment choices for successful orbital GTAW

September 1, 2015

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Orbital welding is a straightforward concept, but the many choices in joint design and equipment features can turn even a simple orbital welding project into something complex. Industry veteran V. John Jusionis discusses three common joint designs and several key equipment features to produce a successful outcome.

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Saar-Hartmetall launches expanded website

August 31, 2015

Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., a subsidiary of Germany-based parent company Saar-Hartmetall GmbH, has launched a new and expanded website at www.shmusa.com. The new website presents the company’s three main product lines: tube and pipe scarfing tools, bar and wire peeling tools, and...

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