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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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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Coupling system for 14- to 24-in. pipe introduced

March 8, 2005

Victaulic Co. has introduced its patent-pending Advanced Groove System (AGS), a mechanical coupling assembly system for 14- to 24-in. pipe. The line, which consists of flexible and rigid couplings,...

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Roll-Kraft adds parts cleaning system

March 8, 2005

Roll-Kraft has added a water-based parts cleaning system to its shop floor to be used to clean rolls and equipment parts coming in for reconditioning.The automatic process replaces the manual tank...

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T-E-S Tube Equipment acquires Vogel Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

T-E-S Tube Equipment has acquired Vogel Tool & Die, a 65-year-old manufacturer of tools for fabricating tubular parts. Vogel's product line will continue to be manufactured and sold worldwide.

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Managing rotary-draw tube bending

March 8, 2005

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Editor's Note: This article is adapted from a conference presentation made by the author at a previous TPJ Symposium.

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Roll-Kraft acquires Empire Precision Tooling

February 8, 2005

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced it has acquired Empire Precision Tooling (EPT), Brampton, Ont. The company has been renamed Roll-Kraft Ltd.The company says the addition provides support for...

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End facing machines finish 3 -m to 114.3-mm-OD tubes

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic GmbH now offers tube end facing machines. The RPG 1.5 can be used for tubes 3 mm to 38.1 mm OD, and the RPG for tubes 25.4 mm to 114.3 mm OD.The ergonomically designed machines use collet...

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Machine cuts tube up to 7 mm thick

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic GmbH has added the RA41 tube cutting machine to its product line. The machine cuts tubes from 20 mm to 120 mm OD with wall thicknesses up to 7 mm.The machine has a heavy-duty variable-speed...

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Software generates safety-compliant pipe, valve, conduit marking

January 11, 2005

With K-Sun Corp.'s MaxiSoft® PipeMarker V2® Windows®-based safety software, safety and maintenance professionals can create inhouse more than 500 standard or custom pipe markers, labels,...

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Orbimatic enhances Web site

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic has added new information to its U.K. Web site and increased the available languages.Additions include application-specific pages that give details of recommended system packages for each...

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AddisonMckee names vice president of finance and administration

January 11, 2005

AddisonMckee Inc. has named Ken Hay as vice president of finance and administration. Hay is responsible for all accounting and finance functions, as well as overseeing inventory, human resources, and...

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Welding zirconium and zirconium alloys Part III

January 10, 2005

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Editor's Note: This is the third 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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Welding zirconium and zirconium alloys

January 10, 2005

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Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a three-part series on welding zirconium. Part I addresses metallurgy, weld preparation, and shielding techniques. Part II, which will appear in the October/November issue, will cover welding technique. Part III, which will appear in the December issue, will discuss additional methods of joining refractory metals.

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Pipe purging system facilitates high-temperature welding

December 7, 2004

Argweld™ heat-resistant pipe purging systems from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. allow for high-temperature welding.Designed for materials in which pipe joints and adjacent areas need to be...

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Aristo Machines receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

December 7, 2004

Aristo Machines Inc. received its ISO 9001:2000 Certification from ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. in Oct. The company designs, manufactures, and services tube end forming systems.

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