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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Schwarze-Robitec establishes new website

May 26, 2015

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec GmbH, Cologne, Germany, has launched a redesigned website at www.schwarze-robitec.com with large-format images and menu navigation. Under the Applications heading, visitors can choose from nine different industries and receive an overview of...

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Burr Oak Tool, industry partners develop simulations of copper tube inner grooves

May 22, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has partnered with the International Copper Association (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. to develop simulations of the inner grooves of MicroGroove™ copper tubes using CoilDesigner® software from the University of Maryland. With these new developments implemented...

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Tube Innovation Days finds success at first staging in Shanghai

May 11, 2015

Chinese customers and interested parties gathered in Shanghai on April 15-16 for the first Tube Innovation Days. The event covered the entire process chain of tube manufacturing and processing. Almost 200 visitors from Asia attended the event, seeing displays by Dreistern, TRUMPF, Sema,...

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STI-SPFA bestows 2014 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards in 13 categories

May 11, 2015

Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI-SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has recognized member companies in 13 product categories with its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2014. The awards recognize a product’s promotional value, uniqueness, design and...

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Tri Tool Services appoints VP

May 7, 2015

Tri Tool Services, Rancho Cordova, Calif., has appointed Robert Korey as vice president of field services, overseeing Tri Tool Services, Tri Tool Power Services, welding operations, OEM shop services, and OEM training. He is based at the company’s Gulf Coast Service Center in Stafford, Texas....

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Brighton Tru-Edge rebrands, launches new website

May 7, 2015

Cincinnati-based Brighton Tru-Edge, a cold-form vessel and tank head manufacturer, has rebranded and launched a new website at www.brightontruedge.com. The website includes a scrolling market update showing surcharge and scrap; an online catalog of products with technical diagrams and datasheets...

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Bewo and Hebö partner to supply tube processing system

May 1, 2015

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V., a Netherlands supplier of automated tube cutting lines, has installed a tube fabricating system at a company in Germany that supplies products to the agricultural sector. The system combines its automated circular cutting machine with two of its deburring machines and...

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Kasto delivers band saw to Aerodyne Alloys

April 30, 2015

Kasto Inc., Export, Pa., has delivered a Kasto Tec AC4 KPC high-performance band saw to South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys, a subsidiary of O’Neal Steel. The saw is used to cut and process large-diameter specialty alloys. Aerodyne has purchased 18 saws from Kasto over the past 12...

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending receives award for 20th anniversary

April 22, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc. has been recognized by the city of Dublin, Calif., with the 20 Years of Successful Business Award. The company manufactures custom tubular parts that are used in a variety of industrial and technical applications. Processes include tube bending; tube...

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Unison Ltd. wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2015

Tube bending machine manufacturer Unison Ltd., Scarborough, Great Britain, has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which the company says is the U.K.’s highest accolade for business success. The company received the award, presented annually, in recognition of its...

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Schwarze-Robitec establishes U.S. subsidiary in Michigan

April 13, 2015

Schwarze-Robitec has opened a subsidiary, Schwarze-Robitec America Inc., in Big Rapids, Mich., offering sales and service for its tube cold bending machines for diameters from 0.125 to 16 in. The firm also offers bending tools and application-specific equipment. The facility provides spare...

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Replacement of aging pipelines to drive demand for ERW pipes, says report

April 13, 2015

The comprehensive global report “Electric Resistance Welded Pipes and Tubes: A Global Strategic Business Report,” released by Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., projects that the global market for ERW pipes and tubes will reach 76.8 million tons by 2020, driven by the recovery in...

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Jaco Vessel Eng. acquires Quality Vessel Eng.

April 7, 2015

Jaco Vessel Eng. has established a metal fabrication and field service business in Southern California. The primary focus is welding of stainless steel and aluminum alloys. The formation of the company is a transition from Quality Vessel Engineering (QVE), formerly located in Santa Fe Springs,...

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Unison installs all-electric pipe bender at Newport News Shipbuilding

April 1, 2015

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has commissioned what the company says is the largest all-electric tube bending machine ever produced at Virginia-based Newport News Shipbuilding, a supplier of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines to the U.S. Navy. The machine can generate more than...

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Mathey Dearman launches new website

March 31, 2015

Mathey Dearman, Tulsa, Okla., has launched an updated website at www.mathey.com. The site has been redesigned for quick navigation and full functionality on screens of all sizes. Visitors will find detailed information on the company’s full line of products, including pipe cutting and...

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