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 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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API product-maker installs Thermatool machines - TheFabricator.com

API product-maker installs Thermatool machines

May 22, 2013

Thermatool Corp., East Haven, Conn., has announced that a North American producer of API products has completed the installation of a 1,200-kW HAZControl™ technology, dual solid-state HF welding machine and three Thermatool® seam annealers. The welding machine can operate in induction...

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Morphy founds Excella Technologies

May 22, 2013

Tube hydroforming industry veteran Gary Morphy has founded Excella Technologies, Cambridge, Ont., a company he started to provide part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. Drawing on his 27 years of experience in the automotive industry,...

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Synalloy's Bristol Metals subsidiary files antidumping petitions

May 22, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, has announced that its Bristol Metals LLC subsidiary, joined...

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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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Phillips & Johnston celebrates 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Phillips & Johnston celebrates 50th anniversary

May 1, 2013

Phillips & Johnston Inc. marks 50 years in business this year. The manufacturer of specialty tubular products, located in Glen Ellyn, Ill., is a subsidiary of Webco Industries Inc. The company has grown from a two-person manufacturing sales organization to an 84-employee precision...

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Material handling in a tube cutting process - TheFabricator.com

Material handling in a tube cutting process

April 30, 2013

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A tube is a tube, as most in the industry would declare. But getting that tube from point A to point B isn't a simple proposition. That's why fabricators need to keep in mind key factors when looking to set up a material handling system for a tube cutting operation.

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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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Trilogy takes over representation of Schwarze-Robitec in North America

April 18, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec, Cologne, Germany, has named Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., as the exclusive North American representative for its tube and pipe cold bending systems for the automotive, shipbuilding and offshore, chemical, and power plant industries. In addition to customer advice and...

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CNC tube bender provides precise bends for monocoque frames - TheFabricator.com

CNC tube bender provides precise bends for monocoque frames

April 17, 2013

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Industrial Laser Solutions, Atlanta, has carved out a niche as a firm that engineers and develops its own products. During the downturn that followed the financial crisis of 2008, the company decided to take on some additional work, and it found itself in the fabrication business. This article tells the story of its first fabrication project, including some problems and practical solutions.

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Conveyor components manufacturer relies on inverse lathe - TheFabricator.com

Conveyor components manufacturer relies on inverse lathe

April 8, 2013

Mining equipment has to take a beating more so than most other types of industrial equipment. Constant exposure to heat, dust, dirt, and debris means that mining equipment has to be built to last. When the Goodman-Hewitt branch of Joy Global looked to upgrade the machines it uses to make conveyor components for this industry, it looked for a cutoff machine that would hold tight length and squareness tolerances for this severe environment. Its search led it to Hautau Tube Cutoff Systems Inc.

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