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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Electric tube end forming systems offered

December 29, 2015

Manchester Tool & Die Inc. has introduced two electric tube end forming systems for tubes up to 1 ½ in. dia. The M71-E-6 has a servo-driven, six-position rotary shuttle, and the M71-E-3 has a pneumatically driven, three-position shuttle; both are programmable through the machines’ HMI. A...

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Tube bending tool features integrated cutting device

December 28, 2015

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a bending tool with an integrated cutting device. This allows the user to bend and cut pipe components of commercially available lengths in a single process step. According to the company, this reduces material waste up to 90 percent and decreases production times....

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Tube cutting system employs direct-diode laser

December 17, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has developed the Versatile Compact Laser (VCL) Tube-100 laser cutting system, designed for low-volume tube and bar components up to 4 in. dia. (3 in. square) and lengths up to 25 ft. The machine uses a direct-diode laser. It includes a fiber delivery system, and the...

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Mathey Dearman adds Delco Sales Northwest to sales team

December 17, 2015

Tulsa, Okla.-based Mathey Dearman, a manufacturer of cutting and beveling machines for tube and pipe, has announced the addition of Delco Sales Northwest to its team, operated by Sjon Delmore, Paul Drake, and Steve Roberts. They will work jointly with existing representative, Dan Enz. Delmore...

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Welding machine designed for pipe welding

December 16, 2015

The new Cross Country™ 300 engine-driven welding machine from Lincoln Electric is designed for cross-country or process piping welding. According to the company, the small-footprint machine is excellent for root, fill, and cap passes and designed for cellulosic or low-hydrogen stick...

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Mathey Dearman names key account manager

December 15, 2015

Tulsa, Okla.-based Mathey Dearman has hired Mike Brace as key account manager. He has more than 20 years of sales and operational experience. Brace, who previously worked at Miller Electric, is an AWS certified welding inspector and an AWS certified welding sales representative. He is Fox...

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AIM Alloys appoints DSC Pacific as manufacturer’s representative

December 11, 2015

AIM Alloys, Cranston, R.I., has announced the addition of DSC Pacific, San Jose, Calif., as its representative for AIM’s complete line of solder materials for the plumbing market within Northern California and Nevada. AIM Alloys specializes in standard and custom industrial-grade metals and...

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System helps simplify manifold design

December 8, 2015

The ExpandaFold from LSP Industries eliminates searching for components to create manifolds for specific applications. Put together with off-the-shelf components, the system replaces leaky and inefficient manifold systems. It comes ready to assemble into customized manifolds, using screws and...

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Induction bending machine provides torsional support for sections during bending

November 19, 2015

The new Inductaflex IF30 induction bending machine, available from Trilogy Machinery Inc., features a device that provides torsional support for sections during bending. Created primarily to serve the induction pipe bending industry, especially the oil and gas sector, the machine recently was...

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Hollaender handrail system chosen for football stadium remodel

November 17, 2015

Hollaender® Mfg., a manufacturer of aluminum structural pipe fittings and aluminum pipe based in Cincinnati, has announced that its Interna-Rail® handrail system has been installed at the West Liberty University football stadium in Wheeling, W.V. Featuring a black anodized finish and...

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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 | By Eric Lundin

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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