With our software, we can provide files used in multi-axis pipe cutting equipment.  We model pipe intersections as required by design.

          The companies providing the cutting equipment use our files for setting their torch path, to produce a fully cut to profile pipe (slots, holes and weld preparation’s of almost any shape).

beveled pipe

Pipe cutting, or pipe profiling, is a mechanized industrial process, which removes material from pipe, or tube to create a desired profile. Typical profiles include; straight cuts, miters, saddles and mid-section holes. These complex cuts are usually required to allow a tight fit between two parts that are to be joined via arc welding.

Cutting is performed by means of a thermal torch (plasma or oxyfuel) and is mounted to the last axis of a multi-axis machine. The axes of the multi-axis machine are powered by electric motors and are synchronized to create a path for the torch and pipe that yield a desired profile. The synchronization of axes is accomplished either mechanically, via; cams, levers and gears, or electronically, via; microprocessors and controllers.

Pipe cutting machines are popular in; offshore, pipe processing, ship building, pressure vessel, structural and mechanical contracting manufacturing because of the complex cuts and profiles typically required in their respective industries. (Definition taken from Wikipedia 8/12/2010)