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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AddisonMckee, Eaton Leonard announce merger

September 30, 2013

Tube bending and end forming technology companies AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, and Eaton Leonard, Vista, Calif., have announced that they have merged under the common ownership of AddisonMckee Holding LLC (ADMC). Both companies provide equipment and systems to the automotive, aerospace, furniture,...

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Portable videoscope inspection system features pan-and-tilt color camera head -

Portable videoscope inspection system features pan-and-tilt color camera head

September 30, 2013

Lenox Instrument Co. has introduced its portable videoscope system. The self-contained system combines video technology, cordless operation, and portability for the inspection of tube and pipe, heat exchangers drill pipe, turbines, airframes, bridges, power-generation equipment, process tanks...

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OD clamping end prep tool offered with electric motor -

OD clamping end prep tool offered with electric motor

September 30, 2013

Esco Tool offers the electric C-MILLHOG® OD clamping end prep tool for use on thin-wall and heavy-wall tubes with a high percentage of chrome, especially in high-purity applications. The tool has a massive clamp that grips tubing from the outside, evenly distributing the holding power to...

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HGG Profiling Equipment launches online resource

September 19, 2013

HGG Profiling Equipment, Charleston, S.C., has announced the launch of, an online resource for manufacturers and fabricators of pressure vessels. The site addresses typical problems associated with manufacturing and fabricating pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and...

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TPJTV: The Tube Manufacturing Process

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

Length: 10:00

Join Eric Lundin as he interviews Dan Janikowski of Plymouth Tube Company, East Troy, Wis., to learn about the tube manufacturing process.

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Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi -

Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi

September 18, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software for the metals industry in Miñano, Spain, has formed a distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corp., Japan, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The agreement will lead to the...

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Ohio Laser appoints CEO -

Ohio Laser appoints COO

September 17, 2013

Ohio Laser, a fabricator of tube, sheet, and plate in Plain City, Ohio, has appointed Albert Wittkopp as chief operating officer. He previously served the Midwest Express Group of Companies, the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda Logistics, where he held executive positions including officer and...

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Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment -

Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment

September 13, 2013

Wendt USA has introduced the new FPM 230, a portable, electric finishing and polishing tool. The unit, which features a 900- to 2,500-RPM variable-speed control, can be configured as an orbital polisher or linear finishing tool for flat and irregular parts. With the addition of an optional belt...

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Rosenberger launches new website

September 11, 2013

Rosenberger AG, Simonswald, Germany, has announced the relaunch of its website at Besides a refreshed design, the site includes new content such as applications, projects, current issues, dates, and a media library. Highlighted are the company's tube bending machines, robot...

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Weld Plus named exclusive distributor for Watts Specialties

September 9, 2013

Weld Plus Inc., Cincinnati, has been named the exclusive distributor of Watts Specialties products in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, and Michigan. Watts Specialties manufactures a variety of pipe fabricating products, including manual and automated computerized cutting...

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Olicana Products installs tube preparation machine

September 9, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube fabricating company based in West Yorkshire, U.K., has finished production of a tube finishing machine for use in its facility. The machine's horizontal-mounted ram can spline, drill, ream, countersink, and swage. Hydraulic workholding offers repeatability, and...

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Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced -

Low-alloy cellulosic electrode introduced

September 4, 2013

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Pipeliner® Arc 80, a low-alloy stick electrode designed for root pass welding up to X80-grade pipe and fill and cap pass welding for X70-grade pipe. It is available in 4.0-mm, 0.1875-in., and 5.0-mm dia. The electrode, which has no intentional addition of...

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GTAW power supply delivers multipurpose welding for tube, pipe -

GTAW power supply delivers multipurpose welding for tube, pipe

September 4, 2013

The Liburdi Group of Companies, Dimetrics® Division, has introduced the ORBITIG™ 240 GTAW power supply and control system. The lightweight, portable welding power supply employs PC-controlled, segmented schedule generation for flexible parameter control of the welding process. The new...

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Shortening the concept-to-market timeline for tube fabricators -

Shortening the concept-to-market timeline for tube fabricators

September 2, 2013

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Fabricators have quite a few bending processes to choose from—rotary draw, compression, hydraulic ram, and so on—and the variety of bent components is infinite. Matching a process to a specific application isn’t easy, and only will become more difficult as the use of tube and profiles continues to spread. This paper shows how fabricators can classify bend criteria to determine the optimal process.

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Central Tube and Bar hires operations manager -

Central Tube and Bar hires operations manager

August 15, 2013

Central Tube and Bar Inc., based in Conway, Ark., has appointed Monty Patton as operations manager of its Tulsa, Okla., facility. He has more than 25 years of experience, serving most recently as operations manager for a firm making engineered industrial washing systems. The company supplies...

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