Tube & Pipe Fabrication
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Esab’s Smartpipe is an affordable pipe cutting option for shops that want to go after jobs in processing industries, pressure vessels and infrastructure projects that incorporate tubing into their designs. Standard and heavy duty systems handle a big range of diameters and lengths, and the system’s graphical programming software lets users design all kinds of straight and bevel cuts – and confirm all the details in a 3D rendering before cutting.
Roll-Kraft steps up during the pandemic to help manufacturers that are hustling to meet the needs of their communities. Welded Tubes, Inc., which is making hospital beds, got the extra tooling pass they needed – in a hurry.
iES offers the RB150 VPM, a high-capability vertical tube perforating machine. Equipped with Rexroth hydraulics for precise perforation, the machine is also digitally controlled and can be ordered with either Allen Bradley or Siemens controls.
Tony Romito brings considerable experience in the design and optimization of roll form tooling for new and existing fixturing.
HGG helps manufacturers confront economic challenges with the MPC 450 2.0 that offers three accurate configurations in one machine, as opposed to one machine for pipe profiling only. Supporting software connects users to the machine and facilitates programming for even complex structures.
Focused on a limited number of specific tube or pipe sizes? Huth Ben Pearson’s Size Pack and Fab Pack tooling packages contain just what these fabricators need, including the most commonly used tube sizes and shapes.
Universal Robots expands its UR+ platform of certified partner products with application kits that remove barriers to industrial automation for small, medium and large companies. Decreasing project risk and complexity, the kits are ready to expedite finishing, inspection, assembly, machine tending, material removal, dispensing, and material handling tasks.
BLM Group’s Twincut sawing machine more than doubles output with optional double-bar configuration. Cut bundles of aluminum and steel tubes of many shapes and a maximum length of 20 feet.
Along with providing service and support, HGG’s new center will act as a centralized hub to rapidly deploy technical field service and engineering support.
A Nevada company became a single-source supplier after installing a fiber laser tube cutter and replacing a CO2 sheet cutter with a fiber laser cutter. With a fiscal year of April to April, B&J Inc. is on track to surpass its yearly sales goal by 20%.
Zetec’s manual Sweeper Scanner can replace multiple specialized scanners, lowering costs and reducing the amount of equipment needed to conduct inspections in oil and gas, aerospace, and other applications.
A Chinese components supplier is meeting the continuing strong demand for cars and trucks by using Schwarze-Robitec’s CNC 25 E TB MR and CNC 80 E TB MR tube benders to manufacture small-diameter parts more quickly and easily.
Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD
GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.