Wynn H. Kearns

Regional Sales Manager
Indiana Tube Corp.
2100 Lexington Road
Evansville, IN 47720

Phone: 812-424-9028

Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Fabricating long coils rather than short straights

July 11, 2016 | By Wynn H. Kearns

Most fabricators work with standard lengths of straight tube, but this isn’t the only possibility. Many alloys are available in coiled form, can lead to faster processing, better use of floor space, and increased material yields.

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Tube and Pipe Production | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Minimizing wall thickness variation in seamless tubing

August 28, 2003 | By Wynn H. Kearns

All mechanical steel tubing has some amount of wall thickness variation. Wall variation in welded tubing results from the strip manufacturing and tube welding processes. Seamless tube, which is created from a hot billet of solid steel, has wall variation that results from tooling wear, bearing and shaft variation, and normal hot-process variation. The wall thickness in seamless tubing varies in the cross section and along the tube's length.

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