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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Ohio Gratings hires architect specialist

July 10, 2007

Ohio Gratings Inc., Canton, Ohio, has hired Jason Richter as its architect specialist.Richter manages architectural sales accounts; monitors quality standards through sales, detailing, and production; and assists promotion of the architectural metal products division. Most recently he was a project...

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OMNI-X celebrates 20th anniversary

July 10, 2007

OMNI-X Inc., Englewood, Colo., celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.Since 1987 the company has designed and manufactured consumable mandrels, wiper dies, and simple and complex multistack compound bending dies. The family-owned business has grown from a three-man operation, and now has...

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Anodizing process

Top five questions about anodizing architectural tube

July 10, 2007 | By Tammy Schroeder

Anodizing combines with nature to create one of the world's best metal finishes. It is the process of electrochemically controlling, accelerating, and enhancing oxidation of an aluminum tube, creating a durable, scratch-resistant coating on the surface comparable to a sapphire. Architectural anodize finishes are limited to certain colors, and it is impossible to produce a perfect color match. Perform as much bending and forming as possible before finishing.

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Tube unloader

Tube fabricator, machine tool builder automates to accelerate

June 12, 2007 | By Dan Davis

Stealth Manufacturing Inc., Savage, Minn., is a tube fabricator, and machine tool builder that automated its tube punching, laser cutting, and material handling to improve the efficiency of manufacturing its gas heater tubes and other tubular products.

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Protective welding sleeve introduced

June 12, 2007

Torch Wear® has introduced its X-Treme welding sleeve, featuring a three-layer design to provide protection.Applications for the sleeve include carbon-arc, sub-arc, spray-arc, and heavy-arc welding, as well as pipe and heavy GTAW and standard GMAW. The sleeve exceeds Hazard Risk Category 4...

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Polyurethane spring designed for I/O jaw tooling

June 12, 2007

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd. has introduced a polyurethane spring—called a peanut—for its range of I/O jaw tooling.The patent-pending spring is designed for placement between each segment of the I/O jaw. Filling the space between the jaws helps to eliminate cavities in which oil...

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Rotary cut-to-length machine has servo-positioning, inline end-form unit

June 12, 2007

J&B Industries has added to its product line a rotary cut-to-length machine with a servo-positioning, inline end-form unit.The unit has servo-driven feed and pull-apart mechanisms. The end-form unit provides 3.5 tons of hydraulic force for tubing up to 0.750 in. OD. Simplified controls are designed...

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Adjustable attachment bends to 2 in. dia. bars

June 12, 2007

Piranha offers an adjustable bar-bending attachment to its ironworkers to allow bending of round bars from to 2 in. dia.The fixture, which includes all required tooling, bends up to 90 degrees on the company's...

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Double-end deburring machine designed for extrusions

June 12, 2007

Kent Corp. has introduced a double-end deburring machine, designed for extrusion ends.The machine, which includes a fixed head and an adjustable head, uses two 12-in.-OD cup brushes per side. Spinning in opposite directions, the brushes deburr both ends of extrusions without requiring part...

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Pipe sander conceals weld seams, finishes stainless steel

June 12, 2007

CS Unitec's pipe sander conceals weld seams and provides a high-gloss finish on stainless steel. With an 11-amp, variable-speed electric or a 1-HP pneumatic motor with high torque, the sander finishes pipes from 3/8 to 10 in. dia. The ergonomic design provides flexibility, the company reports.The...

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DoALL names specialty systems director

June 12, 2007

DoALL Sawing Products, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has named Don Klingstein as director of specialty systems. He is responsible for sales and support of the company's advanced material handling and sawing systems in North America, including Remmert automated storage and retrieval systems, Tsune...

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Rotary cutting blades

4 Troubleshooting tips for rotary cutting made easy

June 12, 2007 | By Susan DeJesus

Following four specific guidelines for operating the rotary cutoff machine can help you avoid making simple mistakes in setup and operation that can cause downtime.

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Jay Hall President of Harco Metal Products Inc.

Tube fabricator bends with industry changes

June 12, 2007 | By Dan Davis

As customers look for ways to add to their bottom-line performance, Harco Metal Products, Tempe, Ariz., has stepped forward with services that make the tube fabricator more valuable to its customer--and harder to replace.

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Custom-designed deburring brushes offered

May 8, 2007

Weiler Corp. offers crimped wire wide face brushes specially engineered to meet each user's specific requirements. The custom-made brushes are effective for many deburring applications, especially tube end deburring, as well as surface finishing clad materials, conveyor cleaning, coil strip...

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Tube cutoff system designed for short production runs

May 8, 2007

T-Drill Industries has introduced the TCJ-50 tube cutoff system that extends its chipless rotary cutoff technology into a small, bench mounted system designed for short production runs from straight tube.The system can cut copper, steel, aluminum, and stainless steel tube from 3/8 in. through 2 1/8...

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