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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CNC plasma tube cutter adjusts quickly to various material shapes

January 19, 2015

Electro-Mechanical Integrators (EMI) offers the Tube Processing Center (TPC), a CNC machine for cutting any combination of intersecting angles, copes, slots, and holes with no tooling changes. Changes to material sizes and shapes are accomplished in a matter of minutes with only an Allen wrench....

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JWM names VP of sales and marketing

January 15, 2015

JWM, Port Washington, Wis., has named Rob Polich as vice president of sales and marketing. The company represents the John Wood Co., a provider of water storage tanks, ASME pressure vessels, and custom fluid handling systems, and Modern Equipment Co., a provider of aluminum melting and holding...

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High-speed pipe purging system upgraded

January 13, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®) has introduced the QuickPurge®III upgraded pipe purging system for high-speed pipe joint welding. The combination of Intacal® II and the integrated PurgeGate® device makes it possible to inflate the dams safely with argon gas before releasing it for...

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ITEC announces installation of world’s largest tube and open profile cutting machine

January 9, 2015

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, has announced the installation of a 24-in.-capacity TTM Laser S.p.A. FL600 3-D tube and open profile laser cutting machine with 60-ft. processing capacity at Steel and Pipe Supply, Manhattan, Kan. According to ITEC, the machine is the largest of its...

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Mathey Dearman names new factory rep

January 5, 2015

Mathey Dearman, Tulsa, Okla., has added Rizzo & Associates as a factory representative for Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Mathey Dearman provides machines, systems, and advice for the fabrication and installation of welded pipes, tubes, and...

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Magnatech appoints Northeast sales rep

January 5, 2015

East Granby, Conn.-based Magnatech has appointed Automated Arc Systems, a division of Pennsylvania Welding Supply Co., as its exclusive representative for the northeastern U.S. from Maine to Maryland. Magnatech manufactures equipment for orbital welding...

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Xiris signs JSNT Corp. as agent in Korea

December 17, 2014

Burlington, Ont.-based Xiris Automation Inc., a developer of optical equipment used for process and quality control in a number of specialty industries, has signed JSNT Corp. as its exclusive distributor of its products for the tube and pipe industry for Korea. The agreement enables JSNT to...

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Unison appoints ITEC as sales and service partner in U.S.

December 8, 2014

Unison Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K., has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, as its new sales and service partner in the U.S. Unison offers all-electric machines for bending tube and pipe from less than 1 in. to 9 in....

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Lightweight pipe stand can be carried to where pipes need to be cut

December 4, 2014

The new lightweight, portable PipeBench 170 is available from Exact Pipe Tools Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Exact Tools Oy. Equipped with a chain vise, the stand holds the pipe firmly when creating a thread or welding. It features a worktable, a chip tray to catch sawing or threading chips, and a...

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J&S Machine named as exclusive U.S. distributor for Mackma nonmandrel benders

December 3, 2014

J&S Machine Inc., Ellsworth, Wis., has been named as the exclusive U.S. distributor for a line of nonmandrel benders produced by Mackma Srl, Piedimonte S Germano, Italy. Mackma produces bending machines with capacities from 1.33 to 11.8 in. These benders allow for right and left bending on the...

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Pipe processing system handles two bundles at once

November 28, 2014

A pipe processing system from transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH fabricates mattress frame support components from square pipe automatically. The user programs the number of beds needed and their width, and the machine fabricates the components for each bed in a one-piece-flow process. The system can...

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Carbide-tipped saw blade handles austenitic stainless steel tube

November 26, 2014

Kinkelder offers Connexxioncut 4 (CX4) carbide-tipped saw blades for cutting of 300 series stainless steel tubes from 0.12 to 0.24 in. thick. Based on a constant cutting speed of 262.47 FPM and constant tooth load of 0.002 in./tooth, the blades cut 2.36- by 0.16-in. tube in less than 4 sec.,...

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Innovation Days at transfluid Maschinenbau highlights pipe fabrication technology

November 24, 2014

At the ninth Innovation Days event, held recently at transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, industry experts and specialists met to exchange ideas and knowledge about pipe fabrication. The theme of the event, designed for medium-sized companies, was “Profitable Forming...

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Pipe weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer measures trace oxygen levels

November 24, 2014

Advanced Instruments Inc. has introduced the portable GPR-1000 WP weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer to measure trace PPM oxygen levels in seconds for pipe welding. The heavy-duty, rechargeable battery provides the unit with one week of typical use on a single overnight charge. A built-in pump draws...

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Eurolls S.p.A. to supply roll tooling to SMS Meer

November 21, 2014

Eurolls S.p.A., Attimis, Italy, has been selected by SMS Meer GmbH, Mönchengladbach, Germany, and its customer Huta Labedy, Gliwice, Poland, to supply tooling for SMS Meer’s 12.75-in. tube mill. Eurolls is a provider of roll tooling for the tube forming industry....

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