Heavy Wall & High Alloy Pipe Machining

Field machining of heavy wall or high alloy pipe requires powerful machine tools and presents unique challenges. With its robust construction and powerful drive motor options, Wachs DynaPrep MDSF is the best choice for machining heavy wall pipe or high alloy materials such as Hastelloy or Inconel®. Depending on the material, the MDSF can form tool up to 2.5in (63mm) wall or single point very heavy wall or high alloy steels. The EP 424 is an excellent choice for end preps on heavy wall pipe, with its abundant power and SpeedPrep® autofeed system.

Form tooling refers to an operation where the tooling is shaped to the final weld profile desired. This is opposed to single point tooling, where the tip of the tooling (the single point) cuts a narrow track that must travel axially and radially to create the desired profile.