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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TSCO receives Master of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks North America

November 16, 2015

Tube Specialties Co. Inc. (TSCO), a pipe and tube fabricator based in Troutdale, Ore., has received the Master of Quality Award for 2014 from Daimler Trucks North America. The award is the highest recognition that Daimler Trucks North America gives to its suppliers. It recognizes the quality,...

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AddisonMckee, Eaton Leonard announce global rebranding initiative

November 6, 2015

AddisonMckee, Eaton Leonard, Eagle, and Tube Fixture—providers of tube manipulation and muffler-making systems worldwide—have announced that they now are operating under one name: Addition Manufacturing Technologies™. Alastair Tedford serves as executive chairman of the new company. The...

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Ohio Laser adds tube laser machine

November 5, 2015

Ohio Laser, Plain City, Ohio, has installed a TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000 tube laser machine. The machine performs such processes as tube part sawing, drilling, milling, and punching. The company provides laser cutting, laser tube and pipe cutting, engineering with 2-D, 3-D CAD/CAM drawings, PPAP...

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Wafios AG launches Wafios Tube Automation GmbH

November 3, 2015

Wafios AG, Reutlingen, Germany, and Diplom-Kaufmann Christian Benzing, Stuttgart, Germany, have founded Wafios Tube Automation GmbH. Wafios Tube Automation GmbH acquired the assets of Rosenberger AG, a manufacturer of tube bending and fabricating machinery. The newly founded company, with...

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Custom-made tube bender handles challenging shapes, eliminates scrap

November 2, 2015

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Exercise equipment manufacturer Cybex International makes workout machines with tubular frames from parts it bends in-house. The company has quite a bit of bending expertise, but one problem it couldn’t resolve was the bending of short lengths. A custom-made bender from Unison provided Cybex with the capability it needed.

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Sharpe Products adds tube and pipe bending capacity

October 30, 2015

Sharpe Products has added another Unison 76mm Breeze all-electric bender to its facility in New Berlin, Wis. The company expects to add a 100mm Breeze bender by the end of November. The 76mm bends up to 3-in.-OD tube, while the 100mm can bend up to 4 in. OD. Both provide multiradius...

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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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