Steel pipe is
an inherently efficient structural component. It combines strength
with lightness and has no projecting corners. It is inexpensive
and can be obtained in a wide range of sizes and thickness.
The difficulty arises in joining pipe to form structures. Threaded
pipe must be supplied in set lengths and is therefore relatively
expensive and inflexible in application. Welding is labor intensive
and requires a highly skilled workforce.
The answer is provided by Viking Alexander clamps which has
become the basis of a rigid tubular construction sytem proven
time after time. The underlying principle is simple but highly
effective a slip on fitting that can be used to create versatile
and rigid tubular structures.