Rick Costello

Contributing Writer



Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles

Say 'no!' to burrs, dimples

July 11, 2002 | By Rick Costello

As tube mill speeds increase, tube end cut quality suffers. Meanwhile, customer requirements for end cut quality continually increase. Tube producers are turning to dedimpling and deburring machines to enhance tube cut quality and improve worker safety.

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Tube and Pipe Production | Articles

Accumulating strip before the mill

September 4, 2001 | By Rick Costello

Figure 1:Strip can be stored in a deep pit, where it will hang in a loop.In simple terms, a strip processing line consists of a device to hold a supply coil of strip and a device to perform an operation to convert the flat coiled strip into a product.In tube mill operations, a supply coil is...

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