Alec Banish

Contributing Writer

Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Selecting a tube cutting process

November 9, 2004 | By Alec Banish

Tube fabricators use a variety of methods—sawing, lathe cutting, rotary cutting, supported shear cutting, dual-blade shear cutting, and laser cutting—to cut tubing from mill lengths into shorter pieces for use in final fabrication. No single method is optimal for cutting the broad range of tubular materials and tubular shapes produced by this industry.

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