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Marcegaglia signs sales agreement with Phillips Metals for North American market

October 29, 2014

Marcegaglia and Phillips Metals Inc. (PMI), Romeoville, Ill., have signed an agreement to provide sales of DOM products into the North American market. The tubes will be produced mainly by the new Chinese facility of The Marcegaglia Group. The agreement provides exclusive sales representation to...

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Rafter launches new website

October 20, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp. has launched a new website design at It offers more access to photographs of the company’s products and makes it easy for visitors to stay current with its regular new releases. The site also includes a mobile-friendly version. The company,...

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Record results reported at wire and Tube China 2014

October 16, 2014

The recent staging of wire and Tube China 2014 in Shanghai closed to record results: 1,461 exhibitors presented technology, machinery, and products from the wire, cable, and tube processing industries to more than 38,000 visitors. In addition to the strong Chinese participation and many...

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Electric tube hone handles bore IDs up to 35.41 in.

October 1, 2014

Sunnen’s new HTR all-electric job shop tube hone combines servo precision and cycle automation features with constant spindle power and 0.004-in. stroke repeatability to hone blind bores or correct tight spots in a bore without operator intervention. The machine handles bore IDs up to 35.41...

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Kent Corp. receives order for tube mill entry system

September 26, 2014

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has announced the receipt of an order for a high-speed, hands-free tube mill entry system. The system will handle strip widths from 2 to 14 in. and gauges from 0.030 to 0.175. The automated entry will replace older...

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Superior Tube celebrates 80th anniversary

September 23, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, a manufacturer of precision tubing, celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2014. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power stations, oil and gas extraction, and medicine. Founded in 1934, the company is a pioneer...

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Electric end forming machine offers extended stroke

September 22, 2014

The 1001EL end forming machine from Wauseon Machine and Mfg. Inc. is a single-hit end former with an electric servo-driven ram and an extended 8 in. of stroke. The extended stroke makes the machine suitable for shell, coupling, or bead locking since the entire process can be completed in a single...

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HF tube mill line offered

September 16, 2014

Universal Tube & Rollform has announced the availability of a complete 6- by 0.276-in. high-frequency tube mill line. It comes with a coil car, shear end welding machine, horizontal accumulator, five-roll flattener, forming mill, sizing mill, squaring mill, and three sets of tooling. It is...

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Schuler announces order for complete spiral pipe mill

September 12, 2014

Schuler has received a major order for delivery of a spiral pipe mill from Tuberías Procarsa, subsidiary of Industrias CH S.A.B. de C.V., based in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. The company will use the offline spiral pipe machine to produce large steel pipes with diameters from 20 to 88 in. and...

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True Temper Precision Industrial Division launches new website

August 29, 2014

True Temper Sports’ Precision Industrial Division, Memphis, Tenn., has launched a new website at The site is designed to provide customers and members of the industrial tubing market simplified access to information about the company’s drawn-over-mandrel (DOM) carbon...

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USITC releases decision on import of OCTG

August 25, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Washington, D.C., has determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam that the U.S....

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Superior Tube decreases lead-times with new draw mill process

August 18, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube Co., a manufacturer of small-diameter precision tubing for safety-critical applications, has reduced its lead-times from 30 weeks to six weeks, in some cases, by implementing a pull system as part of a reconfiguration of its draw mill processes. The...

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Asmag USA announces order for 10-roll straightener

August 14, 2014

Tube manufacturing machinery and equipment producer Asmag USA Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced receipt of an order for a 10-roll straightener for steel tubes with a handling system. The RRM-pro 220/10 precision straightener can handle steel tubes from 1.9 to 8.625 in. OD and up to 0.5 in....

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Superior Tube appoints aerospace market manager

August 12, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube Co., a manufacturer of small-diameter precision tubing for safety-critical applications, has appointed Wade Burchell as aerospace market manager. Burchell previously held director-level sales and marketing positions with a number of aerospace businesses. His...

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Alamo Tube to build OCTG pipe mill/finishing facility in Texas

July 25, 2014

Alamo Tube Co. has announced plans to build what it says is the country’s first tubing-specific OCTG pipe mill and finishing facility in Elmendorf, Texas, targeted to service growing demand for U.S. oilfield tubing. The plant will produce downhole tubing from 1.5 to 3.5 in. in all weights and...

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