Tube and Pipe Fabrication News

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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SMS Meer to provide extrusion press to Yasuda Metal Industries

March 25, 2015

SMS Meer has received an order from a HybrEx 14 extrusion press from Yasuda Metal Industries, Osaka, Japan. The press, which can attain a maximum force of 14.5 MN, will be used to produce light-metal sections for windows and facades. The press uses its hydraulic system solely to generate the...

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Burr Oak Tool launches new website

March 12, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc., Sturgis, Mich., has unveiled a redesigned website at www.burroak.com. Visitors can explore product videos and brochures, white papers, and webinars. In addition, processes have been streamlined for locating company representative contact information and requesting information on...

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Epic Piping to build headquarters, pipe fabrication plant in Louisiana

March 5, 2015

New pipe fabrication company Epic Piping has announced it will build its national headquarters and a $45.3 million, 200,000-sq.-ft. plant in Livingston, La. According to the firm, the plant will create 560 full-time jobs. The plant, expected to be completed in Q2 2016, can be expanded to...

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BK Edwards Fabrication and Welding to expand in Mississippi

February 19, 2015

BK Edwards Fabrication and Welding has announced plans for an expansion at its facility in Maben, Miss. The $70,000 project will create 18 new jobs, bringing employment at the facility to approximately 50. The family-owned and -operated firm fabricates and welds a variety of stainless steel...

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Bertolini celebrates sixth anniversary of Tennessee facility

February 6, 2015

On Feb. 2 the Bertolini Inc. facility in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., marked the sixth anniversary of its opening and production start-up. Opened on Feb. 2, 2009, the 120,000-sq.-ft. facility houses a metal tube bending and welding department, a powder coating department, and an upholstery department, in...

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Unison to deliver tube bending machinery to Supercraft

February 2, 2015

Unison has won an order for tube bending machinery from precision aerospace engineering company Supercraft for the expansion of operations at its new manufacturing facility in Brough, U.K., in preparation for contracts recently secured from aerospace customers. The order comprises an Evbend...

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Miura Mfg. to seek GSA, expand to service federal agencies

January 28, 2015

Rockmart, Ga.-based Miura America Co. Ltd. has announced plans to expand sales of its on-demand boiler systems by applying for a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule and actively pursuing federal contracts. The boilers produce steam in 5 min. using a floating-head design that can...

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STI/SPFA announces 2014 Steel Water Pipe Awards

January 23, 2015

Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association, Lake Zurich, Ill., has presented Steel Water Pipe Product of the Year Awards to JIFCO Inc., Livermore, Calif., and Mid-America Pipe Fabricating & Supply, Scammon, Kan. JIFCO won the 2014 Pipeline Project of the Year Award for its Bay...

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JWM names VP of sales and marketing

January 15, 2015

JWM, Port Washington, Wis., has named Rob Polich as vice president of sales and marketing. The company represents the John Wood Co., a provider of water storage tanks, ASME pressure vessels, and custom fluid handling systems, and Modern Equipment Co., a provider of aluminum melting and holding...

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ITEC announces installation of world’s largest tube and open profile cutting machine

January 9, 2015

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, has announced the installation of a 24-in.-capacity TTM Laser S.p.A. FL600 3-D tube and open profile laser cutting machine with 60-ft. processing capacity at Steel and Pipe Supply, Manhattan, Kan. According to ITEC, the machine is the largest of its...

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Mathey Dearman names new factory rep

January 5, 2015

Mathey Dearman, Tulsa, Okla., has added Rizzo & Associates as a factory representative for Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Mathey Dearman provides machines, systems, and advice for the fabrication and installation of welded pipes, tubes, and...

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Magnatech appoints Northeast sales rep

January 5, 2015

East Granby, Conn.-based Magnatech has appointed Automated Arc Systems, a division of Pennsylvania Welding Supply Co., as its exclusive representative for the northeastern U.S. from Maine to Maryland. Magnatech manufactures equipment for orbital welding...

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Xiris signs JSNT Corp. as agent in Korea

December 17, 2014

Burlington, Ont.-based Xiris Automation Inc., a developer of optical equipment used for process and quality control in a number of specialty industries, has signed JSNT Corp. as its exclusive distributor of its products for the tube and pipe industry for Korea. The agreement enables JSNT to...

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Unison appoints ITEC as sales and service partner in U.S.

December 8, 2014

Unison Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K., has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, as its new sales and service partner in the U.S. Unison offers all-electric machines for bending tube and pipe from less than 1 in. to 9 in....

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J&S Machine named as exclusive U.S. distributor for Mackma nonmandrel benders

December 3, 2014

J&S Machine Inc., Ellsworth, Wis., has been named as the exclusive U.S. distributor for a line of nonmandrel benders produced by Mackma Srl, Piedimonte S Germano, Italy. Mackma produces bending machines with capacities from 1.33 to 11.8 in. These benders allow for right and left bending on the...

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