TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

April/May 2002

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal® became the first magazine dedicated to serving the metal tube and pipe industry in 1990. Today, it remains the only North American publication devoted to this industry and it has become the most trusted source of information for tube and pipe professionals. Subscriptions are free to qualified tube and pipe professionals in North America.


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Selected articles from the April/May 2002 issue available online:

Using punching and forming plates

May 16, 2002

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This article discusses using punching and forming plates within a stamping press as an alternative to tube bending and end forming machinery.

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Bending square and rectangular tubing

May 16, 2002

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This article discusses some of the similarities and differences between bending round tube versus square and rectangular tube. Explores the characteristics of square and rectangular sections and the bending challenges associated with these characteristics.

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primer on titanium tube

A primer on titanium tube and pipe

May 16, 2002

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This article discusses titanium—how it is processed; the types and grades of pure titanium and alloys that are available; and applications for titanium tube and pipe. Discusses manufacturing and testing titanium tube and pipe to ASTM standards for specific applications.

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Cutting tube in a recut operation: How to decide on a method and equipment

October 25, 2001

This piece, which originally appeared in TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal in 1997, explains how to decide whether to cut tubing on the production line or cut it later in a recut operation. Discusses various types of recutting equipment and focuses on the dual-blade shear cutting method.

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