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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Hollaender handrail system chosen for football stadium remodel

November 17, 2015

Hollaender® Mfg., a manufacturer of aluminum structural pipe fittings and aluminum pipe based in Cincinnati, has announced that its Interna-Rail® handrail system has been installed at the West Liberty University football stadium in Wheeling, W.V. Featuring a black anodized finish and...

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TSCO receives Master of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks North America

November 16, 2015

Tube Specialties Co. Inc. (TSCO), a pipe and tube fabricator based in Troutdale, Ore., has received the Master of Quality Award for 2014 from Daimler Trucks North America. The award is the highest recognition that Daimler Trucks North America gives to its suppliers. It recognizes the quality,...

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AddisonMckee, Eaton Leonard announce global rebranding initiative

November 6, 2015

AddisonMckee, Eaton Leonard, Eagle, and Tube Fixture—providers of tube manipulation and muffler-making systems worldwide—have announced that they now are operating under one name: Addition Manufacturing Technologies™. Alastair Tedford serves as executive chairman of the new company. The...

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Ohio Laser adds tube laser machine

November 5, 2015

Ohio Laser, Plain City, Ohio, has installed a TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000 tube laser machine. The machine performs such processes as tube part sawing, drilling, milling, and punching. The company provides laser cutting, laser tube and pipe cutting, engineering with 2-D, 3-D CAD/CAM drawings, PPAP...

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Wafios AG launches Wafios Tube Automation GmbH

November 3, 2015

Wafios AG, Reutlingen, Germany, and Diplom-Kaufmann Christian Benzing, Stuttgart, Germany, have founded Wafios Tube Automation GmbH. Wafios Tube Automation GmbH acquired the assets of Rosenberger AG, a manufacturer of tube bending and fabricating machinery. The newly founded company, with...

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Sharpe Products adds tube and pipe bending capacity

October 30, 2015

Sharpe Products has added another Unison 76mm Breeze all-electric bender to its facility in New Berlin, Wis. The company expects to add a 100mm Breeze bender by the end of November. The 76mm bends up to 3-in.-OD tube, while the 100mm can bend up to 4 in. OD. Both provide multiradius...

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Tri Tool appoints VP of global sales and field services

September 25, 2015

Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Tri Tool Inc. has appointed Troy Todd as vice president of global sales and field services to oversee and coordinate global operations for sales and contract services. Before joining the company Todd worked as vice president at Cascade Drilling and as senior district...

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transfluid launches new website

September 25, 2015

Germany-based transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH has launched a new website at Tube processing machines and systems are classified by function and purpose so that visitors can quickly find what they need. Detailed images and short videos offer visual guides to how the...

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LVD, AltaMar agree to merger of operations

September 21, 2015

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and AltaMar, Fridley, Minn., have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and R&D facilities. The agreement will expand the product offerings and market reach of both companies and...

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Unison to provide all-electric tube bender to Byers Precision Fabricators

September 17, 2015

Unison’s new North American support office in Asheville, N.C., has received its first order. The company will deliver a dual-head, all-electric CNC tube bending machine to Byers Precision Fabricators Inc. of Hendersonville, N.C., a producer of components and assemblies made from sheet and tubular...

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Saar-Hartmetall launches expanded website

August 31, 2015

Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., a subsidiary of Germany-based parent company Saar-Hartmetall GmbH, has launched a new and expanded website at The new website presents the company’s three main product lines: tube and pipe scarfing tools, bar and wire peeling tools, and...

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Factory Pipe moves into new California facility

August 24, 2015

Factory Pipe LLC has moved into its newly renovated 140,000-sq.-ft. facility in Ukiah, Calif., from its previous 40,000-sq.-ft. facility. The company manufactures exhaust systems for the motorsports industry and is a Tier 1 supplier to several...

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AddisonMckee welcomes Ohio state rep

August 21, 2015

Tube fabricating equipment provider AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, recently welcomed Ohio State Rep. Steve Chabot as part of a small-business tour to learn more about their manufacturing processes. Chabot spoke with company representatives about the firm’s growth and impact on the Ohio economy,...

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BLM Group USA appoints president/COO

August 6, 2015

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Jeff Ahrstrom as president/COO. He replaces Jim Rutt, who is retiring. Ahrstrom has more than 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry. He most recently served as managing director, central region,...

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CenterLine celebrates 20 years in business

July 22, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending, Dublin, Calif., marks its 20th anniversary in 2015. The company provides mandrel tube bending, roll bending, coiling, wire-rod forming, swaging, expanding, flaring, beading, grinding, machining, annealing, furnace/induction brazing, and...

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