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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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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Laser cutting

Fabricator finds tubular niche

November 7, 2006

Production Cutting Services was founded in 1985 as a machine shop to supply parts to agricultural equipment manufacturers in and around East Moline, Ill. It used saws and CNC machining centers to provide tubular parts, but later realized it needed to add more value. It purchased two lasers from Mazak Optonics Corp. It hasn't abandoned CNC machining, though. It uses the lasers to complement its other processes.

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IPSCO, NS Group announce waiting-period expiration

October 18, 2006

IPSCO Inc. and NS Group Inc. have announced the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the proposed merger of NS Group with a wholly-owned subsidiary of IPSCO Inc.The expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting...

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TPJSymposium scheduled for March

October 17, 2006

The Tube & Pipe Association, Intl. (TPA), and its flagship magazine, TPJ – The Tube & Pipe Journal®, announce their upcomingTPJSymposium, to be held March 14-16, 2007, at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.The multispeaker conference will explore best practices and...

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Aluminum pipe stopping plugs available

October 10, 2006

The Pipestoppers Div. of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has launched a range of aluminum pipe stopping plugs.The plugs are available in 1.5-, 2.0-, 2.5-, 3.0-, 3.5-, 4.0-, 4.5-, 5.0-, and 6.0-in. sizes. They have full-length, -in. BSP waterways, giving adequate thread length for wing nuts and...

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Portable tube squaring machine introduced

October 10, 2006

Orbitalum Tools GmbH, formerly known as Georg Fischer Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH, has introduced the portable RPG 8.6 tube squaring machine for tube end finishing.The unit produces square, burr-free end preps on stainless steel/high-alloy steel from 2 to 8.625 in. OD with a maximum wall thickness...

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Georg Fischer changes name

October 10, 2006

As a result of its acquisition by Chicago-based Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Georg Fischer Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH, Singen, Germany, has changed its name to Orbitalum Tools GmbH.There are no operational changes for suppliers or customers. The product portfolio comprises stationary and portable...

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Luminous aluminum makes light work

October 10, 2006 | By Kate Bachman

Hapco Aluminum Pole Products, Abingdon, Va., fabricates aluminum light posts that must be beautiful while standing up to wind, and the forces of nature.

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