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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Interactive tube connector Web site launched

February 13, 2007

Parker Instrumentation has launched a Web site dedicated to its permanent tube connection technology for higher pressure applications, Phastite.The site, www.parker.com/phastite/, provides information intended to help instrument and piping engineers understand what the 20,000 PSI rated technology...

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Metal-cored electrode designed for cast irons

January 9, 2007

Select-Arc's 2216-C metal-cored electrode is designed to weld cast irons that demand increased strength at relatively higher temperatures. It is suitable for joining cast irons to alloy and carbon steels.The electrode features a 41 percent nickel-containing alloy with added stabilizers and yields a...

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Deburring machine works with large-diameter, short-length tubing

January 9, 2007

Kent Corp.'s Burrmaster model 10 automatically deburrs both ends of large-diameter, short-length tubing simultaneously.Capable of deburring tubing from 1.7 in. O.D. to 4.756 in. O.D., lengths from 2 in. to 60 in., and wall thicknesses from 0.125. 0.750, the machine has quick adjustment mechanisms...

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Heavy-duty chop saw has keyless blade system

January 9, 2007

DeWALT, has introduced its D28715 heavy-duty 14-in. 5.5 max motor HP chop saw with a quick-change keyless blade change system.The saw has a large stamped steel base and pivot bracket for added durability to withstand jobsite abuse. The base enables users to weld custom out-feed tables to the base...

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Eagle Precision introduces new warranty program

January 9, 2007

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd., a provider of tube bending and forming systems, has introduced a new 5-year warranty program.The warranty covers new machinery, including the company's line of CNC tube benders, end formers, and muffler...

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Tube bending software upgraded

December 12, 2006

Unison has launched a new version of its Unibend Control Software.The software now includes Graph Analysis, a function that captures data on the torque values that each machine axis applies during a programmed tube bending operation. By comparing the torque data required to bend new material...

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Push-to-connect fittings are silicone-free, weld spatter-resistant

December 12, 2006

Parker Hannifin Corp.'s Prestoweld push-to-connect fittings are weld spatter-resistant and silicone-free.All fittings feature nickel-plated brass bodies and threads. Push buttons are made from UL94-V0 polymer and are designed for use with the company's Microweld tubing.Fittings are available in...

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Spiral strip designed to extend finned-tube life

December 12, 2006

United Aluminum offers the Y300 aluminum spiral fin strip.According to the company, using the patent-pending fin on heat exchanger tubes helps to reduce damage during handling and maintenance and provides extended finned-tube...

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Wagner hires process development engineer

December 12, 2006

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, has hired Greg Krouse as process development engineer.Krouse is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the quoting, engineering, and manufacturing processes for railing systems. He also develops new processes and improves the company's ability...

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Tube bender introduced

November 7, 2006

Unison has added the Breeze-100, a 4-in.-dia., multistack CNC tube bender, to its all-electric machine range.The machine offers programmable control over the rotary draw bending process components and cold-bends materials such as 4-in. titanium tubing. Bends of up to 180 degrees can be made with a...

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Weld clamp provides 15,000 lbs. of force

November 7, 2006

Esco Tool's HOG-TIE™ weld alignment clamp provides 15,000 lbs, of force for positioning two pipes, boiler tubes, flanges, or plates.It comprises two clamping jaws and a steel strap that inserts between the two sections being aligned. The unit engages the two clamping jaws, positioned on...

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Band saw suitable for light-duty tube, pipe cutting

November 7, 2006

The H235 band saw from Kalamazoo Machine Tool is suitable for light-duty cutting of tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees.The variable-speed blade runs from 65 to 320 FPM and miters up to 60 degrees to the right while maintaining the material inline. The...

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Bauer appoints sales/marketing director

November 7, 2006

Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricating, St. Paul, Minn., has named Bill Remes as director of sales and marketing.Remes has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing capital equipment and high-technology fields. He spent time with Thiele Eng., Edina, Minn.; Laser Machining Inc., Somerset...

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M.K. Morse hires national sales manager

November 7, 2006

Kent Hughes has been named national sales manager of industrial products for The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio. He directs the industrial sales team and works to position the company as a market leader in the industrial sales channel.Hughes has been in the band saw blade industry for more than 20...

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L.S. Starrett establishes Illinois saw service center

November 7, 2006

The L.S. Starrett Co., Athol, Mass., has established a saw service center in Bensonville, Ill., which provides welded band saw blades to the Midwest.The center stocks the complete inventory of the company's band saw blade coil stock, ground flat stock, drill rod, and hand and power tool...

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