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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Machine combines 3-D pipe cutting, roller bed

June 12, 2013

HGG has introduced the SPC-RB CNC pipe cutting machine. The chuck-driven machine incorporates a roller bed, eliminating the need for a crane and making it suitable for use in pipe works, steel structures, and offshore structures. The combination of a roller bed and a chuck enables the user to...

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Freeform bending process handles large radii - TheFabricator.com

Freeform bending process handles large radii

June 6, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a freeform bending concept for all-electric tube bending machines in the CNC 40 E TB MR to CNC 160 E TB MR series. The technology allows the creation of large bending radii and variable-radius paths on tubes and profiles. The system achieves high repeat accuracy...

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High-strength, wear-resistant special steels available in tubes, hollow sections

May 29, 2013

Ruukki has developed special steels for applications in which tubes or hollow sections are required. Raex 400 wear-resistant steel's martensitic, homogenous microstructure throughout the tube wall helps to provide long life for wearing parts. The cold-formed steel tube is nearly three times harder...

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Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection - TheFabricator.com

Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection

May 23, 2013

The Fin MILLHOG® tube fin removal tool from Esco Tool is designed to peel back 4 in. of fin in less than 2 min. to permit rapid inspection and X-ray of the weld for quality control. Suitable for tube repair and replacement, this portable tool mounts rigidly in the tube ID, has no reaction...

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Pipe notcher suitable for double-corner joints - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notcher suitable for double-corner joints

May 14, 2013

Scotchman Industries has introduced the Almi AL100U-02 pipe notcher/grinder. Made for high-production notching of gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes, it produces accurate copes quickly and is suitable for double-corner joints. The machine operates at high speeds to prevent...

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Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments - TheFabricator.com

Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments

May 14, 2013

To service surface and subsea installation, process instrumentation and controls, chemical injection, and testing equipment applications, Swagelok Co. has expanded its medium- and high-pressure product line with the addition of IPT series products. The series includes precision valves,...

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Pipe alignment clamps cover pipe from 0.75 to 12 in. dia. - TheFabricator.com

Pipe alignment clamps cover pipe from 0.75 to 12 in. dia.

May 13, 2013

Intercon offers INT pipe alignment clamps. One clamp can be used to align a range of pipe sizes. With the three clamps — INT 1-3, INT 2-6, and INT 6-12 — a welder can cover pipe from 0.75 to 12 in. dia. Featuring a heavy-duty forged-steel design, they are electroplated for rust and...

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Jacketed tube connector protects tubing - TheFabricator.com

Jacketed tube connector protects tubing

May 8, 2013

The new Swagelok® jacketed tube connector is engineered to connect jacketed tubing systems while protecting tubing from external degradation in corrosive environments. Designed to safeguard against environmental ingress in the chemical, petrochemical, oil, gas, and pulp industries, the...

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Circular cold saw features fully integrated automatic feed - TheFabricator.com

Circular cold saw features fully integrated automatic feed

May 2, 2013

Behringer has introduced the new VMS 370A circular cold saw for straight and miter cutting of ferrous and nonferrous metals. It is integrated with an automatic feeding unit. Programming the length of cut and number of pieces is enabled by the control unit keypad and LCD. The saw's 14.5-in.-dia....

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Tube bending machine produces small radii for shipbuilding, offshore plant construction - TheFabricator.com

Tube bending machine produces small radii for shipbuilding, offshore plant construction

April 22, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 320 HD tube bending machine. The unit allows extremely small bending radii (1.5 x D), even for large tubes and pipes with very thin walls and diameters up to 12.75 in. The machine is suitable for use in the shipbuilding industry, as there generally is little...

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PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes - TheFabricator.com

PC-based software system creates complex pipe shapes

March 27, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released FX Tube, a PC-based software system for tube and pipe processing, for use on the Mazak Fabri Gear machine. The new system can create complex pipe shapes via imported solid models, 2-D CAD data, or internal drafting features. The input system defines geometric...

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Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing

March 19, 2013

BLM Group has introduced the Lasertube LT5, an entry-level, automated laser tube cutter designed to handle small and medium-sized tubes. Equipped with a 1-kW IPG fiber laser, the unit can process mild steel, as well as highly reflective materials such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The machine...

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Machines handle longitudinal seam welding of circular, rectangular ducts - TheFabricator.com

Machines handle longitudinal seam welding of circular, rectangular ducts

March 7, 2013

Cemsa S.p.A. has designed two new machines for the longitudinal seam welding of circular and rectangular ducts for the HVAC sector. The MRL F 1000 SQ TOL for square tubes allows welding of ducts with minimum dimensions of 1.97 by 3.94 in. The MRL F 1000 LT is designed for small to medium-size...

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Roll bending machine alters for varying applications - TheFabricator.com

Roll bending machine alters for varying applications

March 5, 2013

Cole-Tuve Inc. offers Sahinler Metal Makina four-roll angle and shape bending rolls with capacities up to 4 by 4 by 0.5 in. The roll position geometry allows each machine to be used as a pyramid roll, three-roll initial-pinch or double-pinch roll, four-roll double-pinch roll, or press, depending...

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Narrow induction heating blankets fit in small spaces - TheFabricator.com

Narrow induction heating blankets fit in small spaces

March 5, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new, narrow, air-cooled induction heating blankets for weld preheating in pipeline applications with the ProHeat™ 35 induction heating system. The blankets, 4.25 in. wide by 160 or 185 in. long, are designed for 48- and 56-in.-dia. pipes,...

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