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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Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids - Shearing Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cut saw designed for cutting tubes, solids

March 5, 2012

Tru-Cut Saw has introduced a line of dry-cut metal saws. The model TC16DC is suitable for sample cutting, industrial applications, and fabrication shops. The machine features a two-speed, 3-HP motor; 45-degree left and right miter cutting; self-centering vise; laser cutting guide; and chip...

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Tube end forming machines use segmented sizing tools

February 16, 2012

R&B Machining Inc. offers the XR line of tube end forming equipment. The XR and XR-I/O expanding/reducing machines use segmented sizing tools. The I/O model sizes the ID and OD of the tube simultaneously and can be used to hold tighter tolerances than the XR. The X-VR vise and ram former...

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Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting, beveling, welding machine introduced

February 13, 2012

Weldwide Solutions has introduced the Axxair pipe cutting, beveling, and welding machine. The machine's operation can be changed from cutting to beveling to welding with an exchange of the motor. The machine cuts stainless steel, mild steel, and other alloy pipes from 0.02 to 0.59 in. thick in...

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ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube, pipe after ERW

February 8, 2012

Brandt has introduced an ID scarf washout/blowout station designed for flushing tube and pipe after the electric resistance welding (ERW) process. An indexing system and walking beam system ensure pipes are segregated from the feed skids and moved into the washout and blowout area. The overhead...

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Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered

February 7, 2012

PlasmaCAM Inc. has introduced a new pipe cutting attachment for its CNC plasma cutting system and software. The machine can cut sheet metals from 30 ga. to 1 in. thick, as well as round pipe and tubing. The attachment can perform cuts from simple saddles to four-way header collectors on pipes...

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Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components - TheFabricator.com

Multimode robotic blast system prepares ID, OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components

January 26, 2012

Guyson Corp. has designed and built a robotic pressure-blast machine that operates either as a seven-axis rotary table surface preparation system or as a horizontal roller-blasting system for preparing ID and OD surfaces of hollow-shaft components. The multiple-mode concept eliminates the need...

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Low-power induction welding machine designed for tube and pipe fabricators - TheFabricator.com

Low-power induction welding machine designed for tube and pipe fabricators

January 23, 2012

EFD Induction has added low-power machines to its Weldac line of induction welding machines. The welding machines have a power rating of 50 to 225 kW and smaller footprints than other machines in the line, but the same 0.95 constant power factor and IGBT transistors. They are designed for use...

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Semiautomatic mandrel bender has bending capacity to 3-in. round tube, multiple profiles - TheFabricator.com

Semiautomatic mandrel bender has bending capacity to 3-in. round tube, multiple profiles

January 23, 2012

CML USA has introduced the Ercolina® TM76 mandrel bender with a bending capacity to 3 in. round tube and multiple profiles. It is capable of bends to CLR as small as 1.5D, with USB offering unlimited storage of bend programs, material library, and job information. The machine is suitable...

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Green technology for tube end forming reduces energy, oil usage - TheFabricator.com

Green technology for tube end forming reduces energy, oil usage

January 23, 2012

AddisonMckee has introduced Hydra Green technology in its new HG70 series of tube end formers. The hydraulic equipment features a pump that is in operation only when there is a demand for pressure and flow. This helps to cut noise and energy usage in half compared to traditional hydraulic...

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Minimal footprint band saws designed to meet daily production requirements

December 20, 2011

Peddinghaus Corp. offers Eco-Line band saws for cutting steel. Designed to meet daily production requirements, the saws work quickly and efficiently and have a minimal footprint, the company reports. The saws can cut at 30-, 45-, 90-, and 135-degree angles. They facilitate the integration of...

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Tube end forming system enhanced to reduce long-term maintenance requirements - TheFabricator.com

Tube end forming system enhanced to reduce long-term maintenance requirements

November 27, 2011

The new model M11-E-6 tube end forming system from Manchester Tool & Die Inc. offers low sound levels, average power savings of 83 percent, and setup savings of 67 percent, says the company, with numerous end forms available for programming. An average increase in production capacity of 15...

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Thin cutoff wheels suitable for cutting steel sheet, tube stock

November 27, 2011

Pferd offers 0.045-in.-thick T-SGP cutoff wheels in diameters of 4.5, 5, and 6 in. Suitable for cutting steel sheet and tube stock, the flat wheels feature a 0.875-in. arbor hole and offer low vibration and smooth cutting performance, according to the company. The new wheel is part of the...

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Welding end prep tool designed for4 use on 8.625 in. ID to 36 in. OD - TheFabricator.com

Welding end prep tool designed for4 use on 8.625 in. ID to 36 in. OD

November 21, 2011

The Terminator MILLHOG® welding end prep tool from Esco Tool is designed for use on pipe from 8.625 in. ID to 36 in. OD. It clamps rigidly to the ID and has a tracker to compensate for out-of-roundness. Capable of producing symmetrical end preps of any angle, including J preps, the tool can...

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Pipe notcher produces copes for pipes that must be welded together at an angle - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notcher produces copes for pipes that must be welded together at an angle

November 10, 2011

Scotchman Metal Fabricating Solutions has introduced the AL100U-02 pipe notcher/grinder by Almi for notching of gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. The machine produces copes for pipes that must be welded together at an angle and is suitable for preparing double corner joints....

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Orbital welding machine allows both manual, automated welding - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine allows both manual, automated welding

November 7, 2011

Magnatech has introduced the modular EZ orbital welding system. Model 517 is a tube welding controller that integrates the operation of a standard, commercial GTAW power source with the weld head. The operator can use an existing power source, allowing both manual and automatic welding. The...

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