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Alan Hillier

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Clamshell Cutter: Photo Gallery

Despite the best efforts of marketing departments within engineering companies, many of us simply don’t have the time to read every single word of each technical article that catches our eye.

But when it comes to photographs it’s a completely

Key considerations when choosing a line boring machine

The task of selecting a line boring machine for in-situ machining projects requires careful thought and consideration. Even for an experienced field machinist the number of options and modules available can seem overwhelming.

How a Clamshell Pipe Cutter Works

 A clamshell pipe cutter, also known as the clamshell lathe, is a type of portable machine tool used during construction or maintenance of pipelines, mostly in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries. As Mirage is a clamshell pipe cutter

Clamshell Lathe: Accessories Available

A Clamshell lathe, split-frame cutter, or clamshell pipe cutter as they are sometimes called, is designed for cold cutting through large diameter pipe on-site and also bevelling for weld preparation. The array of tool bits available allow these

Clamshell Cutters: The D.L. Ricci Range in Focus

Adding a clamshell cutter to your collection of portable machining equipment opens up new possibilities for machining work. Investing in one or more of these machines will enable you to sever pipes, remove flanges and create many different weld

Flange Facing Machines: Definitions Listed A to Z

If you're an in-situ machining or flange facing facing 'newbie' - the terminology used by flange facing machine manufacturers and on-site engineers might seem a little daunting at first.  That's why we've put together this A to Z list of abbreviations

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