The Tube & Pipe Journal®

December 2011

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.


More Info Subscribe Free

Selected articles from the December 2011 issue available online:

Replacing the tapered roller bearings in your mill tooling frequently? - TheFabricator.com

Replacing the tapered roller bearings in your mill tooling frequently?

December 21, 2011

By:

Overlooking a small component on a tube or pipe mill—even something as seemingly insignificant as the roller bearings inside the inboard and outboard stands—can lead to excessive downtime. Learning the proper way to install and maintain these bearings can extend their service life and improve the mill’s uptime.

Continue Reading

Dealing with high forces, metal in motion, hot parts? - TheFabricator.com

Dealing with high forces, metal in motion, hot parts?

December 21, 2011

By:

The main topic at the 2011 EDTR Roundtable conference in Wilmington, NC, was safety. Many of the issues involve high forces, metals in motion, and red-hot parts—in other words, topics relevant to any and all tube and pipe producers and fabricators. Editor Eric Lundin summarizes the main hazards and recommended practices for mitigating them.

Continue Reading

Assesing the arc - TheFabricator.com

Assessing the arc

December 9, 2011

By:

Large-radius bends are used in many places, such as appliance handles and automobile components. For measuring large-radius bends, fabricators have at least three options: go/no-go fixtures, entering the bent part’s measurements into a CAD program and using it to calculate the radius, and a depth gauge.

Continue Reading