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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Goodhart Sons opens new pipe fabrication facility

August 11, 2014

Steel fabricator and installer Goodhart Sons Inc. has opened a new pipe fabrication facility at its Lancaster, Pa., headquarters. Creation of the facility, located in existing space previously used for machining and metal fabrication, was driven by customer demand for additional pipe fabrication...

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The Metal Shop installs tube laser with nesting software

August 11, 2014

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom fabricator in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has purchased a Mazak FabriGear tube laser with a maximum capacity of 6 in. in the largest dimension. It handles tubes up to 26 ft. long and has a full 5-axis head and built-in tapping. The company also has installed SigmaTube...

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E.H. Wachs relocates Houston office

August 11, 2014

E. H. Wachs, Lincolnshire, Ill., has moved its Houston sales, service, and rental location to Pasadena, Texas. The new location is closer for industrial customers in the oil and gas market and to refineries in the shipping channel located in the Houston area. The facility sells, services, and...

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Rattunde opens manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 11, 2014

Rattunde, a global manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Caledonia, Mich. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility produces tooling for the company’s machinery systems, which process bar and tube stock into various end products used by manufacturers...

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CAD Partner recognized with SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner status for piping design software

August 8, 2014

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. has awarded Gold Partner status to CAD Partner GmbH, Nittendorf, Germany, for its Smap3D Piping design software. The direct integration of the piping software in SOLIDWORKS® decreases design time, according to the company. The software also helps prevent...

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Fontijne Grotnes Group adds sales/service office in Mexico

July 29, 2014

Fontijne Grotnes Group, Vlaardingen, Netherlands, is expanding its North American footprint by opening a new sales and service office in Monterrey, Mexico. The company also operates North American sales and manufacturing facilities in Niles, Mich., and Buffalo Grove, Ill. The new location...

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Innovative Tube Equipment, TTM Laser install tube laser at Unverferth

July 16, 2014

Innovative Tube Equipment Corp., Chicago, and TTM Laser S.p.A., Brescia, Italy, have announced the installation of an FL-400 3-D tube laser at Unverferth Mfg. Co.’s agricultural equipment manufacturing facility in Shell Rock, Iowa. The machine cuts up to 16-in. round and 12-in. square tube...

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Mills Products names quality manager

July 10, 2014

Mills Products, Brentwood, Tenn., a producer of hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the appliance and automotive industries, has appointed David Sampson as quality manager for its North American operation. A Six Sigma leader, Sampson comes to the company after working at the...

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Bewo moves to new location in Netherlands

July 8, 2014

Bewo Cutting Systems B.V. will move its Netherlands headquarters to Waalwijk in October, after nearly 80 years at its Tilburg location. The move will give the company, a developer and manufacturer of manually operated circular saws and automatic cutting machines for tubes, additional space for...

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Registration open for Pipe & Tube Houston 2014

June 19, 2014

The Tube & Pipe Association International® (TPA), Rockford, Ill., and the International Tube Association (ITA), Germany, will co-host their fourth conference devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes. Pipe & Tube Houston 2014 – Developing Technology for...

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Burr Oak Tool names VP of sales and marketing

June 6, 2014

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a provider of customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries in Sturgis, Mich., has promoted Tim Doot to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Doot succeeds David C. Clark, who will retire from the position Aug. 1 after 47...

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R&B Machining adds staff

May 27, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired Bill Bernard as sales manager – exhaust. In this position he focuses on increasing the company’s sales of tube bending and forming tooling and tube end forming machines and growing its automation business in the target automotive and truck exhaust...

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ASME celebrates 100th anniversary of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

May 27, 2014

On May 14, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first edition of what has evolved into the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI) held a banquet recognizing the collective efforts of the many volunteers and staff...

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Mayville Eng. chairman/CEO named finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award

May 2, 2014

Robert Kamphuis, chairman and CEO of Mayville Eng. Co., a manufacturer of complex metal fabrications, tube forming, coatings, and shooting sports products in Mayville, Wis., has been named as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Midwest. The awards program...

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Saar-Hartmetall USA hires product manager, beveling tools

May 1, 2014

Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., a subsidiary of the Germany-based parent company, Saar-Hartmetall GmbH, has hired Kurt Zahn as product manager, beveling tools. Zahn is responsible for growing market share for the company’s Gerima line of beveling tools and providing support to customers...

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