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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Tube bending CAD/CAM software

Tube bending CAD/CAM software extracts data from CAD models in seconds

January 28, 2014

Horn Machine Tools offers the TubeWorks software add-in, manufactured by 3DCompound Ltd. The PC-based CAD/CAM system allows tubular metal fabricators who use SolidWorks® CAD software to reduce order processing and preproduction development time from hours to minutes, states the...

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Holman Boiler Works expands operation in Des Moines

January 14, 2014

Holman Boiler Works Inc., based in Dallas, has signed a commercial property lease to expand its Des Moines, Iowa, operations to 10,000 sq. ft. The company, also known as Trabue Industrial Services in the Des Moines market, designs and delivers integrated boiler systems for commercial and...

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Technology Spotlight: Quick-release hose clamp seals 360 degrees

January 13, 2014

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Need to connect a flexible hose to a rigid metal nipple? The worm gear clamp has been the standard for decades, but they aren’t ideal for the soft, thin-wall tubing used in aircraft environmental control systems.

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Manifold made for automotive, HVAC/R industries

January 9, 2014

Uniweld offers the Spirit manifold, which comprises a lightweight, extruded aluminum body; handles for positive control; a double O-ring piston valve; and an easy-access front hose holder. Its 3.125-in. steel case NPF™ gauges feature color-coded protective boots, as well as a 3-, 5-, or 6-ft....

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Mini profiler delivers pipe cutting in small footprint

January 8, 2014

Vernon Tool offers the Lincoln Electric MASTERPIPE® mini profiler, an entry-level CNC pipe cutting system in a compact footprint. It cuts and profiles pipe from 1 to 12 in. OD, performing straight, miter, saddle, center-offset, and multiple-intersection cuts, as well as gusset slots. The unit...

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R&B Machining names Aristo as sales rep

January 8, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has announced that Aristo Machines Inc., Indianapolis, will represent R&B in the promotion and sales of its machines and tooling targeting tube bending and forming markets. R&B is a supplier of tooling for tube forming and bending applications, as well as...

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Pipe purging system designed for preheated pipe welding

January 7, 2014

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques, HFT®, has developed the HotPurge™ pipe purging system for use up to 572 degrees F for 24 hours, rated up to 1,292 degrees F. The system is based on the company's Quick Purge®II design, but adapted for use at high temperatures. The system is suitable...

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TPJTV: Eric Lundin interviews OMAX

OMAX

Length: 7:42

TPJ-TV host Eric Lundin interviews Mike Ruppenthal, vice president of North American sales for Omax Corp, about the ins and outs of using an abrasive waterjet machine to cut tube and pipe.

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TPJTV: Eric Lundin interviews TigerStop

TigerStop LLC

Length: 11:30

Join the host of TPJ-TV, Eric Lundin, to learn how an automated stop system can speed up the process and reduce waste.

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Tube bending machines available for rent from transfluid Maschinenbau

December 16, 2013

Tube bending and processing machines producer transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, has established the new "tu go" concept for quick tube processing. The machines in stock for rent vary from compact, portable bending machines such as the t bend MB 642 with bending radii between...

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BLM Group announces staff additions - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group announces staff additions

December 16, 2013

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Todd O'Brien as product manager and Matthew Bleck, PMP, as continuous improvement project manager. The company also has placed four service technicians in the field in the last six months. O'Brien acts in a...

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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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European Heathyards earns ASME U Stamp accreditation

December 3, 2013

West Midlands, U.K.-based tube manipulation, fabrication, and pressure vessel manufacturer European Heathyards has announced that it has received ASME U Stamp accreditation from the American Society for Mechanical Engineers. The accreditation indicates that the manufacturer can demonstrate that its...

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Olicana Products announces expansion

December 2, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube bending company in Ilkley, U.K., has acquired buildings adjacent to its existing premises. The expansion will increase manufacturing space by 30 percent and allow the current workforce to grow and provide higher production efficiency, the company states....

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Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation - TheFabricator.com

Swaging unit streamlines nut-ferrule installation

November 25, 2013

Swagelok Co. has introduced the new Swagelok® high-volume swaging unit (HVSU), designed to streamline nut-ferrule installation in the oil and gas, alternative fuel, and general industries. The unit enables installers to preswage the manufacturer's nut-ferrule sets onto stainless steel...

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