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 Tech Machinery partners with ITEC

August 12, 2013

Tube Tech Machinery (TTM) of Brescia, Italy, has formed a partnership with Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC) of Rockford, Ill., and Montreal for the sale, service, and support of its equipment in North America. ITEC has more than 15 years of experience servicing other European manufacturers...

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Process Pipe Welding

Process pipe welding: Filler metal options to improve productivity and quality

August 6, 2013

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When welding process pipe, welders need to determine which wires can provide the most appropriate results for every weld pass—root, fill, and cap—and be certain that they are selecting the highest-quality filler metal.

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Fontijne Grotnes Group, Sango Co. sign license agreement

August 5, 2013

Sango, a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive components, and the Fontijne Grotnes Group, a Netherlands supplier of manufacturing equipment and processes, have signed a license agreement allowing the Fontijne Grotnes Group company Fontijne Formitt to market CNC eccentric and oblique spinforming...

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System brings multiprocess welding capabilities to on-site pipe welding applications - TheFabricator.com

System brings multiprocess welding capabilities to on-site pipe welding applications

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new PipeWorx FieldPro™ system for on-site pipe welding in the refinery, petrochemical, power generation, and HVAC industries. The system, which comes with traditional SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes, can run the advanced regulated metal...

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Burr Oak posts coil evolution white paper online

August 1, 2013

Burr Oak Tool Inc., Sturgis, Mich., has posted a new white paper featuring information on the evolution of coils at http://tinyurl.com/m86oorh. The information is from Chairman and CEO Newell Franks' presentation at the 2013 AHR Expo. The white paper highlights small-diameter coil production,...

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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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Heavy equipment manufacturer

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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