Tube and Pipe Fabrication Products

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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CNC plasma tube cutter adjusts quickly to various material shapes

January 19, 2015

Electro-Mechanical Integrators (EMI) offers the Tube Processing Center (TPC), a CNC machine for cutting any combination of intersecting angles, copes, slots, and holes with no tooling changes. Changes to material sizes and shapes are accomplished in a matter of minutes with only an Allen wrench....

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High-speed pipe purging system upgraded

January 13, 2015

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT®) has introduced the QuickPurge®III upgraded pipe purging system for high-speed pipe joint welding. The combination of Intacal® II and the integrated PurgeGate® device makes it possible to inflate the dams safely with argon gas before releasing it for...

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Lightweight pipe stand can be carried to where pipes need to be cut

December 4, 2014

The new lightweight, portable PipeBench 170 is available from Exact Pipe Tools Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Exact Tools Oy. Equipped with a chain vise, the stand holds the pipe firmly when creating a thread or welding. It features a worktable, a chip tray to catch sawing or threading chips, and a...

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Pipe processing system handles two bundles at once

November 28, 2014

A pipe processing system from transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH fabricates mattress frame support components from square pipe automatically. The user programs the number of beds needed and their width, and the machine fabricates the components for each bed in a one-piece-flow process. The system can...

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Carbide-tipped saw blade handles austenitic stainless steel tube

November 26, 2014

Kinkelder offers Connexxioncut 4 (CX4) carbide-tipped saw blades for cutting of 300 series stainless steel tubes from 0.12 to 0.24 in. thick. Based on a constant cutting speed of 262.47 FPM and constant tooth load of 0.002 in./tooth, the blades cut 2.36- by 0.16-in. tube in less than 4 sec.,...

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Pipe weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer measures trace oxygen levels

November 24, 2014

Advanced Instruments Inc. has introduced the portable GPR-1000 WP weld purge PPM oxygen analyzer to measure trace PPM oxygen levels in seconds for pipe welding. The heavy-duty, rechargeable battery provides the unit with one week of typical use on a single overnight charge. A built-in pump draws...

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Ratchet tube bender kit is portable

October 27, 2014

Uniweld Products offers the CrossBow™ ratchet tube bender for precision bending up to 90 degrees on soft copper and aluminum tubing. The low-friction mandrels and rotating side support blocks provide precision bending in restricted spaces. The bender works on tube ODs of 0.375, 0.5, 0.625,...

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Hydraulic tube scarfing mandrels made for small-diameter tube

October 20, 2014

Saar-Hartmetall USA has introduced three new hydraulic scarfing systems — RI-HN 2, RI-HN 1, and RI-HN 017 — for ID scarfing of ERW heavy-gauge tube and pipe. The hydraulically activated scarfing mandrels are equipped with double-wheel pressure carriage systems. They handle tube IDs...

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All-electric tube bender handles diameters to 9 in.

October 9, 2014

Unison has developed an all-electric tube bending machine that can bend tubes and pipes up to 9 in. dia. According to the company, the availability of an all-electric machine at this size level brings instant setup and precision bending to applications in the shipbuilding, power generation, oil and...

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Spring packs, guides designed for copper bar processing

October 9, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced spring packs and guides for processing copper bars with Boschert bus bar presses. The tooling for A and B stations comprises custom-length spring packs that work with UltraTEC® guides, punches, strippers, and dies. The tooling for C and D stations...

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Clamp-on weld heads expand orbital GTAW system

October 6, 2014

The Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced HELIX® C series orbital GTAW clamp-on weld heads. They allow operators to weld large-diameter pipes and tubes with no upper limit, as well as smaller-diameter pipes and tubes. They are designed for use with the manufacturer’s APEX® 2100 orbital welding...

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Tube bending CAD/CAM software accommodates laser tube cutting

October 3, 2014

A new version of TubeWorks tube bending CAD/CAM software, which provides tubular metal fabricators with preproduction tools for laser cutting as well as tube bending, is available from Unison. Developed by the software consultancy 3DCompound, the software is an add-in module for the SolidWorks®...

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Pipe sealing plugs offered

September 30, 2014

The Pipestoppers® Division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques has released a set of literature describing its line of pipe sealing plugs and stoppers. The accessories can be used for low-pressure water or air testing of pipe systems in water, gas, oil, and other fluid industry pipe work, as well as...

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Tube bending lubricant sticks to tubing for improved housekeeping

September 16, 2014

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metdraw 6640 for the bending of ferrous and nonferrous tubing up to 5 in. dia. and 0.109 in. wall thickness. The lubricant is suitable for use on aluminum, aluminized steels, high-carbon steels, stainless steels, and copper alloy tubing. The lubricant is oil-free...

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Cutting machine handles pipes, tubes, and flat plate

August 27, 2014

HGG’S new Multi-Profile Cutting (MPC) machine is designed for manufacturers with production volumes that cannot justify dedicated machines for profiling pipe alone. It can be configured to cut a variety of profile shapes, including pipes, box sections, angle bars, and flat sheet metal strips....

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