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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Holman Boiler Works expands operation in Des Moines

January 14, 2014

Holman Boiler Works Inc., based in Dallas, has signed a commercial property lease to expand its Des Moines, Iowa, operations to 10,000 sq. ft. The company, also known as Trabue Industrial Services in the Des Moines market, designs and delivers integrated boiler systems for commercial and...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Technology Spotlight: Quick-release hose clamp seals 360 degrees

    January 13, 2014

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    Need to connect a flexible hose to a rigid metal nipple? The worm gear clamp has been the standard for decades, but they aren’t ideal for the soft, thin-wall tubing used in aircraft environmental control systems.

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    Manifold made for automotive, HVAC/R industries

    January 9, 2014

    Uniweld offers the Spirit manifold, which comprises a lightweight, extruded aluminum body; handles for positive control; a double O-ring piston valve; and an easy-access front hose holder. Its 3.125-in. steel case NPF™ gauges feature color-coded protective boots, as well as a 3-, 5-, or 6-ft....

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    Mini profiler delivers pipe cutting in small footprint

    January 8, 2014

    Vernon Tool offers the Lincoln Electric MASTERPIPE® mini profiler, an entry-level CNC pipe cutting system in a compact footprint. It cuts and profiles pipe from 1 to 12 in. OD, performing straight, miter, saddle, center-offset, and multiple-intersection cuts, as well as gusset slots. The unit...

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    R&B Machining names Aristo as sales rep

    January 8, 2014

    R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has announced that Aristo Machines Inc., Indianapolis, will represent R&B in the promotion and sales of its machines and tooling targeting tube bending and forming markets. R&B is a supplier of tooling for tube forming and bending applications, as well as...

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    Pipe purging system designed for preheated pipe welding

    January 7, 2014

    Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT®, has developed the HotPurge™ pipe purging system for use up to 572 degrees F for 24 hours, rated up to 1,292 degrees F. The system is based on the company's Quick Purge®II design, but adapted for use at high temperatures. The system is suitable...

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    TPJTV: Eric Lundin interviews OMAX

    OMAX

    Length: 7:42

    TPJ-TV host Eric Lundin interviews Mike Ruppenthal, vice president of North American sales for Omax Corp, about the ins and outs of using an abrasive waterjet machine to cut tube and pipe.

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    TPJTV: Eric Lundin interviews TigerStop

    TigerStop LLC

    Length: 11:30

    Join the host of TPJ-TV, Eric Lundin, to learn how an automated stop system can speed up the process and reduce waste.

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    Tube bending machines available for rent from transfluid Maschinenbau

    December 16, 2013

    Tube bending and processing machines producer transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, has established the new "tu go" concept for quick tube processing. The machines in stock for rent vary from compact, portable bending machines such as the t bend MB 642 with bending radii between...

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    BLM Group announces staff additions - TheFabricator.com

    BLM Group announces staff additions

    December 16, 2013

    BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Todd O'Brien as product manager and Matthew Bleck, PMP, as continuous improvement project manager. The company also has placed four service technicians in the field in the last six months. O'Brien acts in a...

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    Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

    December 5, 2013

    IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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    European Heathyards earns ASME U Stamp accreditation

    December 3, 2013

    West Midlands, U.K.-based tube manipulation, fabrication, and pressure vessel manufacturer European Heathyards has announced that it has received ASME U Stamp accreditation from the American Society for Mechanical Engineers. The accreditation indicates that the manufacturer can demonstrate that its...

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    Olicana Products announces expansion

    December 2, 2013

    Olicana Products Ltd., a tube bending company in Ilkley, U.K., has acquired buildings adjacent to its existing premises. The expansion will increase manufacturing space by 30 percent and allow the current workforce to grow and provide higher production efficiency, the company states....

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    Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation - TheFabricator.com

    Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation

    November 25, 2013

    Swagelok Co. has introduced the new Swagelok® high-volume swaging unit (HVSU), designed to streamline nut-ferrule installation in the oil and gas, alternative fuel, and general industries. The unit enables installers to preswage the manufacturer's nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel...

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