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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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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SMS Meer to provide extrusion press to Yasuda Metal Industries

March 25, 2015

SMS Meer has received an order for 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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