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Canadian crossing

Canadian crossing
The complexities of an international infrastructure project require careful planning by Jimmy Myers, senior editor       Considered the largest bi-national border infrastructure project on the U.S. and Canada border, the Gordie Howe International Bridge project has yet to see any actual bridge construction despite an agreement being signed in 2012. However, plenty of work, including Read full article >>

Bent on bending

Bent on bending
New product offerings increase tube bending capabilities and improve performance by Larry Adams, senior editor     Tube bending technology can vary from the most simple – strong hands – to the most sophisticated multi-axis machinery. It ranges from electric to hydraulic, single head to multi head, left to right and mandrel and everything in between.   Today’s choices are growing ever Read full article >>

Rust be gone

Rust be gone
Turn rusty tube and pipe into a product that is shiny and new and ready to use by Larry Adams, senior editor       Metal pipes get rusty. Especially when bought in bulk and stored in areas that aren’t climate controlled. In a short period of time, moisture and oxygen reacts with the iron or other metal material the pipe is made from, and soon the pipe will begin to rust. If the pipe is Read full article >>

Still going strong

Still going strong
More than a decade later, a customer outsourcing decision remains a win-win for this Oregon fabricator by Kip Hanson, senior editor     Mechanical steel tubing is all around us. The office furniture and break room tables we sit at each day, the fences that keeps our dogs contained and kids safe, the motor vehicles and machinery we operate – none would be possible without metal tubing. Read full article >>

Shaping up tubes

Shaping up tubes
A measurement system controls a bending machine to consistently produce quality tubes by Larry Adams, senior editor         When it comes to auto racing, speed is king and anything that can be done to get that extra mile per hour is a bonus, no matter how small that thing might be. Even a small part, such as a tube, pipe or hose that transports oil or other fluids throughout the race car, Read full article >>

Small-tube Benders: Green And Versatile

February, 2012By Ed Huntress, Contributing EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In tube bending, there is much more going on besides mechanical developments in the machines themselves. They're doing more and doing it faster, such as implementing automatic loading and unloading, integrating control data with upstream and downstream operations and simplifying user interfaces. These trends are changing the Read full article >>

Plasma, an Efficient Way to Cut Tube, Pipe or Structural Components

May/June 2011 By Russ Olexa, V.P. Associate Publisher   When square tubes, I-beams, round tubes or even oddly-shaped structural steels need to be cut fast, precisely and efficiently, most companies have two choices: either a laser or plasma cutter. Each of these machines has its benefits, but for a lower cost solution, the plasma tube/pipe-cutting machine could be the best one for flexibility Read full article >>

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