Tube & Pipe Fabrication
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Innovative Engineered Solutions’ newest end former is a digitally controlled 3-hit, wide-vise ram machine. Featuring the FormPro II control system, the fully programmable machine allows the operator to select up to three progressive ram form hits in a single clamping.
Used to temporarily block water and sewer pipes and drainage systems for low-pressure testing during maintenance and emergencies, single- and double-steel plugs from the Pipestoppers division of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT are suitable for pipes ranging in diameter from 2 in to 48 in (50 mm to 1,200 mm).
Equipped with a variable-speed electric motor, Esco Tool’s portable but powerful Prepzilla bevels any angle, face, and bore simultaneously on-site or in the shop. A line of boiler tube expanders with universal pivoting extensions is also available.
Bystronic’s ByTube 130 enables sheet metal fabricators to quickly and easily enter the tube-processing market. Available with 2kW or 3kW fiber laser power, the machine provides fast, flexible, and affordable processing for a wide range of materials and thicknesses in a fully automated workflow.
BLM Group’s compact E-Shape eliminates interference from overhead structures with a punch table that works horizontally. The LT8.20 allows users to choose their preferred laser source, loader/unloader style, and positioning of peripheral equipment to maximize floor space.
Transfluid’s T-bend system processes tubes up to 2.36 in (60 mm) with a bending radius of 1xD. Most have two or three bends, with the cut made straight after the last bend or between two bends. No additional follow-up cuts are required.
Disappointed with the quality and turnaround time of outsourced plating, Tube-Mac decided to bring the process in-house. Turnaround time fell more than 80%, from two weeks to two days. The manufacturer’s also no longer paying to ship components off-site for plating.
Bystronic offers wide range of applications for the flexible production of small and large series tubes and profiles from steel, stainless steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metals.
BLM’s E-SHAPE machine features a punch table that works horizontally, eliminating interference from overhead structures. It’s equipped with ram stations, rotary and/or cutting tools to configure a machine to meet virtually any job requirements.
Available on PC600 and PC900 3D pipe profiling machines from HGG, PypeServer Enterprise software automates and simplifies the Virtual Design and Construction workflows of pipe fabrication to increase productivity, competitiveness and value to spool production.
They have retained Equity Partners HG to find a buyer for their business.
ESCO Tool provides a full line of precision bevelers and a pneumatic saw that produces perfectly square cuts with no heat affected zone in all materials and pipe schedules up to 60 in diameter.
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.