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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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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Olicana names paint shop manager

November 19, 2013

Olicana Products, a tube bending company in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, U.K., has named David Sutcliffe as paint shop manager. He worked previously at Powells. In this position, Sutcliffe is implementing a leaner working system for the five-person team and is putting standard operation procedures into...

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Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications

November 19, 2013

Hydrapower Intl. Inc. has developed a 600-W YAG laser for shops with low-volume applications in sheet metal and thin materials. The YAG 3015 features an Australian cutting head, enhanced to enable 50 percent higher cutting speeds than previous types, the manufacturer states. The system is...

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TPJTV: Trends in architectural design and HSS

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

Length: 8:40

Mazak Optonics CEO Bill Citron discusses trends in architectural design, the growing use of HSS, and the equipment that makes the use of HSS possible.

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Deburring machine automatically finishes part ends - TheFabricator.com

Deburring machine automatically finishes part ends

November 14, 2013

Kent has developed the new Burrmaster, an automatic end deburring machine that handles round, square, shape, extrusion, miter-cut, and bent tubes. The Rotoburr brush spins downward, and the head rotates for consistent end deburring of...

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Rotary tube, pipe cutoff blades cut cleanly

November 4, 2013

Federal Knife Inc. has introduced a new line of rotary tube and pipe cutoff blades. They are available in a variety of tool steels and hardnesses to match the blades’ performance to each cutting application. The company reports that it applies a perfect radius to the cutting edge, producing a...

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American Hydroformers increases capability for specialized welding technique

October 23, 2013

American Hydroformers, Fort Wayne, Ind., a fabricator with capabilities in hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming, has added a TRUMPF® TLF 6000 Turbo welding laser to deliver specialized welding techniques. According to the company, the machine combines precision and...

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Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling - TheFabricator.com

Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling

October 22, 2013

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ welding end prep tool from Esco Tool is equipped with an air-operated clamp that attaches to a tube or pipe ID and releases from it at the flip of a toggle switch. It is suitable for highly repetitive end preps. Featuring a self-centering draw rod that...

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Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines - TheFabricator.com

Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines

October 21, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. offers a thread table that integrates with the big-bore lathes used to produce API and premium threads on tube and pipe in production applications. The table positions material in and out of these threaders quickly. The thread table uses adjustable stops to...

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Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds

October 17, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Tube Gear 2-D laser cutting machine for tubes and pipes. It offers high-speed capabilities for thin-walled applications. Available with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine can process round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters up to 6 in. With...

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Rotary bender designed for large-diameter pipe - TheFabricator.com

Rotary bender designed for large-diameter pipe

October 17, 2013

CML USA Ercolina® offers the Ercolina TB100 rotary draw tube and pipe bender. It is suitable for producing bends in large-diameter pipe, tube, squares, rectangles, and solids. Features include touchscreen programming with system diagnostics in multiple languages; a quick-change tooling...

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Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility - TheFabricator.com

Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility

October 16, 2013

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a producer of machines for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has broken ground for its new assembly facility in Sturgis, Mich. The multimillion-dollar investment is expected to create about 50 new jobs immediately and many additional employment opportunities...

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