Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® has designed and developed Argweld® Weld
Purge Film® kits for weld purging of various pipe diameters to help ensure oxide-free
Available from Cob Industries, the water-soluble film can be cut for dams with a
safety knife and fixed into position with water-soluble Weld Purge Super Adhesive®.
This forms an impenetrable purge barrier that can be washed away during hydrostatic
testing of the pipe or by normal wash-out.
The film can be used on pipe diameters up to 36 in. and for temperatures up to
572 degrees F without the material burning and losing the weld purge.
Cob Industries, 6909 Vickie Circle West, Melbourne, FL 32904, 877-944-3411, http://cob-industries.com
Automated tube cutting
ID nesting option
SigmaTEK Systems has released Sigma-TUBE X1 automated tube cutting software for 4-, 5-, and 6-axis cutting machines that automatically processes and
programs entire assemblies. It is fully
integrated inside SolidWorks® and can
program all tube shapes and sizes.
This new release now includes the
Best Stick Nesting feature, a 1D nesting
option that provides the best overall yield
possible based on the user’s stock selection. The operator can choose Best Stick
Fixed to use a single length stock or Best
Stick Mixed to allow mixing and matching.
The software also expands the func-tionality of the new nesting feature into
the nest calculator, a material optimization tool that calculates the best stock
length for a task. Using the minimum
and maximum length and allowed increment, the calculator displays a complete stock comparison that shows the
lengths that yield the highest utilization
Sigma TEK Systems LLC, 1445 Kemper
Meadow Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240,