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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EEMUA publishes second edition of tube end welding recommendations

March 22, 2017

EEMUA has published edition 2 of EEMUA 143 recommendations for tube end welding. It takes ISO 15614-8:2016, Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 8: Welding of tubes to tube-plate joints as the primary source, with additions...

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FABTECH 2017 to debut Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion

February 28, 2017

FABTECH® 2017, to be held in Chicago Nov. 6-9, will for the first time feature an expanded pavilion showcasing tubes, tube end products, and the tube trade.All these areas will be presented in a new segment—the Tube Producers’ and Suppliers’ Pavilion, organized and implemented by Messe...

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STI/SPFA names winners of 2016 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards

February 20, 2017

Lake Zurich, Ill.-based Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) has recognized member companies in 14 product categories with its Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2016. There were 49 entries from STI/SPFA member companies for the awards, representing...

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BLM Group USA appoints North American sales director

February 14, 2017

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has named Andrew Dodd as North American sales director. Dodd has more than 34 years of experience in the laser fabrication and integration business. Before joining the firm, he served as North American...

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Tube 2018 online exhibitor registration open

February 7, 2017

Exhibitor applications for Tube 2018, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, are now available online at The deadline to reserve exhibit space is April 30, 2017. The event will be held April 16-20, 2018, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.A special feature at Tube 2018...

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Fives to deliver straightening machine to Meyer Turku

January 30, 2017

Fives, based in Paris, has announced it will design and deliver a fully automated and motorized Bronx 13-roll straightening machine to Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku. The machine, which will be installed and commissioned in summer 2017, will process bulb sections up to 8.66 in. wide. These...

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CML USA names new sales reps

January 19, 2017

Davenport, Iowa-based CML USA Inc., manufacturer of Ercolina tube, pipe, and profile bending and metalworking machinery, has announced two additions to its sales force. Mike Storto, based in Denver, serves as regional sales representative for Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Nick Tapply,...

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HGG appoints Gulf states regional manager

January 9, 2017

HGG Profiling Equipment, a subsidiary of HGG in Medina, Ohio, has appointed David Harris to manage customer sales and service in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. HGG is a supplier of pipe cutting machines, robotic profile cutting lines, and associated...

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Nelson Global Products announces changes in executive leadership

December 6, 2016

Nelson Global Products Inc., a Stoughton, Wis.-based manufacturer of tubular and exhaust products, has promoted Steve Scgalski to the position of CEO. He previously served as president/COO of Nelson’s On & Off Highway business. He succeeds Sergio Carvalho, who resigned in November for personal...

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Horn Machine Tools, Omni-X MX form strategic alliance in Mexico

October 11, 2016

Madera, Calif.-based tube bending machine manufacturer Horn Machine Tools Inc. and Omni-X MX S. de R.L. de C.V. have entered into an exclusive sales and service alliance for Mexico and South America.Located in Querétaro, Mexico, Omni-X MX manufactures tooling for tube bending and tube end forming...

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Magswitch Technology’s first magnetic drill wins industry innovation award

October 10, 2016

Lafayette, Colo.-based Magswitch Technology’s first magnetic drill to market, the MagDrill Disruptor 30, is a winner in the fourth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards.The machine, designed for pipe drilling and hole cutting, handles round and thin material. It combines the company’s patented...

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Proposed ASTM standard to help engineers with stainless steel projects

October 5, 2016

ASTM Intl., W. Conshohocken, Pa., is creating a consolidated reference guide for engineers and consultants who want to use stainless steel in transportation and construction projects. “The proposed standard will be a practical guide for engineers to use when plans and specifications are being...

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Burr Oak Tool names Tubex as representative in Canada

October 4, 2016

Burr Oak Tool, Sturgis, Mich., a designer of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has named Montreal-based Tubex Technology Machinery Inc. as a representative in Canada.Tubex is a provider of tube forming, bending, and cutting machines for the HVAC,...

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Rattunde marks 10 years in business

September 30, 2016

Rattunde Corp., Caledonia, Mich., a builder of metal tube and bar processing machinery, recently marked its 10-year anniversary with a technology open house. Live machine demonstrations highlighted new technology and a fully operational production system for metal tubing. The event included on-site...

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BLM Group supplies end machining center, CNC saw to Tube Fabrication Industries

September 29, 2016

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube and flat sheet processing equipment, has sold a BC80 CNC end machining center and a CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine to Tube Fabrication Industries, a fabricator of aluminum and carbon steel tubular components in Logansport, Ind. The end...

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