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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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Pipe stands offer coarse and fine height adjustment

February 20, 2017

IRCO has updated its standard pipe stand line. The pipe stands provide a stable platform to support pipe spools, usually being rotated by a welding positioner. They feature an upper support structure mounted on a customizable base. The upper support has drop-in wheel assemblies that adjust on a...

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Bender’s automatic tool change system helps simplify complex tube processing

February 15, 2017

The DB 40120-CNC-VE tube bending machine is available from transfluid. It permits bending radii of 1xD at very low wall thicknesses. All movement axes in this fully electric bending system are synchronized by the sequence control. All parameters can be taken from the CAD, and the corresponding form...

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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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Weld purging system removes oxygen from pipe within minutes

February 13, 2017

The QuickPurge® tube, pipe, and pipeline weld purging system is available from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®. The system is inserted into a tube or pipe and inflated, restricting the area that is to be welded and removing the oxygen within minutes. According to the company, a 36-in.-dia....

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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 www.tube.de/2330. 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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Automated cutting machine turns notion of conventional work flow on its head

January 20, 2017 | By Eric Lundin

When mechanical contractor J.C. Cannistraro found that it was having trouble keeping up with the construction boom in the Boston area, it went looking for a better way to do things. Operations Manager of Plumbing Joe Mierzejewski thought that its cutting and collaring operation was a bottleneck and set his sights on improving the process.

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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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Automatic sawing machine handles tube up to 4 in. dia.

January 9, 2017

BLM Group USA has introduced the CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine. It can handle tube and bar up to 4 in. dia. depending on the material, achieving blade speeds up to 5,000 RPM. The saw is suitable for cutting short and medium-length steel, copper, brass, and aluminum tubes, as well as solid bars...

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Construction project showcases best of metal fabrication

January 4, 2017 | By Eric Lundin

Editor Eric Lundin interviewed several of the people who were instrumental in the design, fabrication, and installation of the decorative façade that adorns FMA’s new office in Elgin, Ill

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Software supports tube cutting with plasma, laser, waterjet, oxyfuel

December 22, 2016

Hypertherm has released Rotary Tube Pro™ software to help users design and cut tube and pipe parts with no 3-D CAD experience required. It supports plasma, laser, waterjet, and oxyfuel cutting processes for almost all brands of tube cutting machines, including stand-alone units and cutting table...

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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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Filter bag, housing manufacturer finds faster cutting process for aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel

November 22, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

When industrial filter and filter housing manufacturer Filter Technology Inc. had one too many late and substandard shipments of steel components, it took matters into its own hands and started cutting pipe and making plate components using a band saw and machining centers. Then its staff went to FABTECH and saw a Soitaab plasma machine with a bed for flat parts and chucks for pipe.

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