Brian Kopack

Senior Sales Engineer
Formtek Inc.
4899 Commerce Parkway
Warrensville Heights , OH 44128
Using fiber lasers for stainless steel tube and pipe - TheFabricator.com

Using fiber lasers for stainless steel tube and pipe

July 19, 2013

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Tube and pipe producers have relied on GTAW and plasma for many decades, and CO2 lasers for more than a decade, but recently another choice has emerged: Fiber lasers. Relying on a solid fiber rather than a gas to generate the laser beam isn’t ideal for every material and wall thickness, but it will change the industry in a profound way.

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Stretching, reducing on a tube or pipe mill - TheFabricator.com

Stretching, reducing on a tube or pipe mill

March 7, 2013

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The forge-welding process is one of the most efficient methods of making tube and pipe from 1/2 to 24 in. diameter, but it’s not limited to this range. An ERW mill’s capability can be expanded by adding a cold-stretch-reducing section, allowing it to make smaller diameters.

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