The Tube & Pipe Journal®

July/August 2011

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Selected articles from the July/August 2011 issue available online:

What are the differences between quality control and quality assurance? - TheFabricator.com

What are the differences between quality control and quality assurance?

July 20, 2011

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The terms quality control and quality assurance are often used interchangeably, but they are not synonymous. Quality assurance is a big-picture program executed by company management; quality control is a small-picture initiative that takes place on the production floor. Understanding these programs, and their roles, is critical in making sure the respective staffs carry out their duties effectively.

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Finishing stainless steel pipe and tube - TheFabricator.com

Finishing stainless steel pipe and tube

July 20, 2011

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Finishing stainless steel tube or pipe can be tricky, especially if the product has quite a few bends, flares, and other nonlinear features. Learning about the tools and abrasives is the first step in developing a sound stainless finishing strategy.

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Fabricator leaves its competitors in the dust - TheFabricator.com

Fabricator leaves its competitors in the dust

July 20, 2011

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It wasn't that long ago that Joe Fabiani decided to make a custom exhaust system for his Porsche. A member of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) and racing enthusiast, he soon found himself making exhaust systems for fellow PCA members. That led to founding a company, FabSpeed Motorsports Inc., which initially relied on outsourcing for nearly all of the fabricating. Fabiani recently opened a new division, FabSpeed Precision Services, and invested nearly $1 million in equipment in the new division to eliminate outsourcing.

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HPTR's past, present, and future—Part II - TheFabricator.com

HPTR's past, present, and future—Part II

July 11, 2011

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Editor's Note: This article is the second of a two-part series. Part I examined the development, design, and functions of the high-precision tube roller (HPTR). Part II discusses the HPTR’s current role and modern applications. At its creation, the high-precision tube rolling (HPTR) mill was...

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