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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CNC pipe cutting system handles tube to 8 in. dia. - TheFabricator.com

CNC pipe cutting system handles tube to 8 in. dia.

July 30, 2013

Lincoln Electric® Cutting Systems has announced plans to release the new Pipemate™ Profiler CNC pipe cutting system from Vernon Tool® in the fall of 2013. Available in five sizes from 5 to 25 ft., the system cuts pipe lengths from 4 to 24 ft. Measuring 2 ft. wide, the automated...

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Tube bending machines optimized for speed

July 29, 2013

Horn Machine Tools has introduced a new generation of Unison all-electric bending machines featuring mechanical architecture and control software improvements that help reduce tubular part fabrication times. The redesign reduces the time required for intermediate handling and tooling configuration...

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Notcher combines three common sizes in single unit - TheFabricator.com

Notcher combines three common sizes in single unit

July 29, 2013

Innovo Corp. has introduced the 237SUT single-unit triple-station notcher for producing 90-degree joints on pipe ends. The design allows the user to combine three common sizes in a single unit, reducing the amount of tooling required and tool changeover time. Features include a hardened...

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Weld purge system designed for tubes from 1 to 24 in. dia. - TheFabricator.com

Weld purge system designed for tubes from 1 to 24 in. dia.

July 25, 2013

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Ltd. has released the PurgElite® tube and pipe weld purging system in 15 models for diameters from 1 to 24 in. It is suitable for use on tubes and pipes for the biogas, semiconductor, shipbuilding, offshore, power, and petrochemical industries. The system can be...

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Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts - TheFabricator.com

Large-diameter, full-grip jaws provide minimum force for thin-walled parts

July 25, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has expanded its line of full-grip jaws to 24 in. dia. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force for thin-walled parts and distribute the gripping pressure over the workpiece surface to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw...

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Oddello Industries announces expansion

July 23, 2013

Oddello Industries, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of metal, tube, pipe, composite, and MDF components for OEMs in a variety of industries, has expanded its tube stamping and cutting operation. As part of the expansion, the company recently added a programmable process that couples a piercer from...

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Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections

July 10, 2013

Lenox Instrument Co. offers sectional, extendible, modular borescopes for tube and pipe inspections. Users can add extender sections to provide long working lengths up to 120 ft. The borescopes, available in diameters of 0.91, 1.38, 1.77, and 2.76 in., allow identification of flaws as small as...

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GTAW rod eliminates gas purging in pipe welding - TheFabricator.com

GTAW rod eliminates gas purging in pipe welding

July 10, 2013

Cor-Met Inc. offers QWP flux-coated GTAW rod for pipe welding. It forms a slag on the backside of a pipe, protecting the weld from oxidation and eliminating the need for gas purging and backing. Available grades are 308H, 308L, 309L, 316L, 347, 2209, 625, 80SB2 /B6 / B8, and 90SB9. Special...

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Unison adds production capacity

July 8, 2013

Unison, a Madera, Calif.-based manufacturer of all-electric tube bending machines, has opened a new facility in Scarborough, U.K. The building more than doubles the production capacity of the company and accelerates machine building times by about 15 percent. "The new facility has allowed us to...

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Better tube bending cuts production time, improves consistency for heavy equipment manufacturer

July 8, 2013

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After decades of using an old manual tube bender with no features, Kress Corp. took a huge leap in technology when it purchased a new bender with CNC, full-color interface, and stacked tooling capability. The result is a 10-fold productivity improvement.

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Fabricator brings smiles to Sunshine State - TheFabricator.com

Fabricator brings smiles to Sunshine State

June 28, 2013

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After his yacht-building business dried up in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, entrepreneur Scott Gerber decided to build a simple sculpture from tubing. Based on a basic stick figure, the first one was a fisherman. Gerber placed a few around town, encountered some interest, and suddenly a new business was born.

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Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology - TheFabricator.com

Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology

June 20, 2013

Olympus has introduced the UltraWave™ LRT, a flaw detection system that uses guided-wave technology to perform long-range inspections on pipes and pipelines. The NDT technique inspects and localizes areas of potential degradation, such as corrosion and metal loss. The technology is based...

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Cylinders handle difficult tube punching applications - TheFabricator.com

Cylinders handle difficult tube punching applications

June 18, 2013

Multicyl cylinders are suitable for custom tube piercing applications. Their compact design, positional versatility, and self-adjusting stroke enable radial punching, punching multiple tube walls, and punching tubes with challenging shapes. The machines require a supply of shop air. The company...

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E.H. Wachs adds videos to YouTube channel

June 17, 2013

E.H. Wachs, Lincolnshire, Ill., has announced that four new videos are available for viewing on its YouTube channel. The videos highlight products and tools designed to help project managers, welding contractors, and field machinists estimate production times; specify product; and learn more about...

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Tools, equipment help increase pipe weld prep accuracy

June 13, 2013

E.H. Wachs offers weld prep tools designed to cut, bevel, J-prep, counterbore, flange face, and single point pipes from 2 to 72 in. OD. They use a cold cutting process that eliminates the hazards related to torch cutting and grinding, which is important when volatile hydrocarbons are present. The...

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