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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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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Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system designed for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes and nontubular open structural sections

October 3, 2011

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT Jumbo series automatic laser tube cutting system for large-diameter, thick-walled tubes. The system can be used to cut round, square, and rectangular tubes, as well as nontubular open structural sections in diameters from 3 to 20 in. and lengths up to 60 ft....

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Fiber-optic laser machine designed for tube and profile processing

September 26, 2011

Haven Mfg. Corp. offers the SOCO Machinery SLT-150 fiber-optic laser machine to the U.S. market. Designed for tube and profile processing, the laser cutting machine combines multiple machining processes in one system. The company manufactures tube cutting and processing equipment, including...

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Articulating roller heads can be used to form tubular parts with obstructions

September 26, 2011

Articulating roller heads from Orbitform Group have rollers that can move inward or outward toward the material to be formed. They can be used to form tubular parts with obstructions. The orbital power head becomes the transporter of the tooling head; once in advanced position, the articulating...

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Metal cutting controller has expanded functionality

September 14, 2011

Hypertherm has announced plans to produce the new MicroEDGE Pro CNC with the latest Phoenix® version 9 software. The CNC delivers customizable control for a variety of cutting applications. The software expands the control's functionality for multiple plasma bevel designs, waterjet, and cutting...

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Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool simultaneously bevels, faces, and bores pipe

September 14, 2011

Esco Tool offers the Wart MILLHOG® right-angle, ID clamping end prep tool for beveling, facing, and boring pipe simultaneously, including compound bevels and J preps. According to the manufacturer, the tool achieves consistent, contaminant-free end preps required for orbital welding, pulling...

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Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notchers available in manual, electric, abrasive notcher/grinder models

August 23, 2011

Scotchman® Metal Fabricating Solutions has introduced pipe notchers by ALMI. Suitable for preparing double-corner joints for welding, the machines help ensure that the correct cope is made on gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Three types of notchers are available: manual,...

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Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training - TheFabricator.com

Orbital welding machine interface requires minimal operator training

August 15, 2011

Magnatech's Tubemaster 517 orbital welding machine integrates a controller and orbital head with standard GTAW power supplies. An intuitive, symbol-based interface requires minimal operator...

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