Selected articles from September 2009 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
Production Cutting Services opened for business in 1985 as a service
Using a mandrel is helpful for maintaining a tubes profile when bending. Without a mandrel, bending forces tend to distort and flatten tubular workpieces.
Like all manufacturers, Woodsage Industries is always on the lookout for a better way to manufacture the many components it produces for OEMs. It recently devised a way to make one-piece external muffler shells for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles.
Most tube and pipe producers weld the seam as it is—without additives or fillers—and risk the problems associated with oxidation. A specially formulated brazing flux, in liquid or paste form, dissolves and removes oxides, prevents re-oxidation, and helps transfer weld heat to the seam.
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