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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Kinder Morgan donates extra pipe to Louisiana Technical College

March 23, 2010

Kinder Morgan, Houston, has donated $8,000 worth of surplus pipe from the 500-mile Midcontinent Express natural gas transmission pipeline to welding students at Louisiana Technical College in Tallulah, La. Kinder Morgan's energy division and Energy Transfer Partners LP oversaw construction of the...

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Lincoln Electric introduces pipeline welding productivity seminar

February 17, 2010

Lincoln Electric is offering a day-long Pipeline Welding Productivity Seminar intended for pipeline industry professionals. The session takes place Tuesday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the company's corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio With the growing demand in energy markets,...

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Tubotech 2009 attracts 16,500 visitors to Brazil

January 12, 2010

At Tubotech 2009, 5th International Tube, Fittings and Components Fair, in Sao Paulo, more than 16,500 visitors came to see 320 companies from 15 countries presenting the latest in pipes, pipe-making machinery, raw materials, measurement and control technology, and process technology tools and test...

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Harco receives ISO 9001 certification

January 12, 2010

Harco Metal Products, Tempe, Ariz., has received ISO 9001 certification.The company supplies fabricated tubular design, components, and assemblies, including project management and systems...

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Rafter Equipment now selling Takeco equipment

January 12, 2010

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has formed a strategic alliance with Takeco Co. Ltd. of South Korea to sell and service Takeco's strip entry, flying saw cutoff, and tube packaging equipment to the North American market.Under the collaboration, Rafter has exclusive rights to North...

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Unison receives all-electric tube bender order from BAE Systems

January 12, 2010

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has received an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.Capable of handling tube and pipe diameters up to 6.89 in., the...

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Unison supplies all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing

December 15, 2009

Unison, located in Scarsborough, U.K., has supplied a second all-electric tube bending machine to Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.The Breeze 20 system can make precision bends on alloy and aluminum tubes with diameters of up to 3/4 in. It was shipped in mid-July and installed at Boeing's...

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American Piping expands in Houston, hires CFO in St. Louis

December 15, 2009

American Piping Products has expanded its Houston facility with a new sales and operations headquarters. The company is a supplier of heavy-wall carbon, stainless, and chrome-moly steel pipe, fittings, and valves used in the oil and gas and power generation industries, as well as for manufacturing...

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Harco Metal Products purchases state-of-the-art equipment

November 20, 2009

Harco Metal Products (Harco), Tempe, Ariz., a provider of tube fabrication, systems integration, and seamless manufacturing, has announced the purchase of new, advanced machinery.Both the Wafios BMZ42 and the Accurex TubeInspectHD were selected for their unique and unparallel performance...

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BLM Group appoints VP

November 10, 2009

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., has appointed John P. Ovsek as vice president. He is responsible for all equipment sales and after-sales service of the company's business in North America.Ovsek has 28 years of increasing responsibilities in direct sales, strategic planning, and management of sales and...

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Mathey Dearman hires VP of sales, marketing

November 9, 2009

Mathey Dearman Inc., Tulsa, Okla., has hired Charles G. Lutz as vice president of sales and marketing—Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America, Middle East, and New Zealand.Lutz previously was director of international business development with industrial control component and system provider...

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Frost & Sullivan recognizes ESAB as 'Best Partner for Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation'

November 5, 2009

Frost & Sullivan has presented its '2009 Global Best Partners Welding & Cutting Systems for Energy Generation Award' to ESAB. In 2009, the company accounted for nearly 18 per cent of the global welding and cutting market for energy generation.Key performance drivers for ESAB have been its unique...

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L.B. Foster, Lally Pipe & Tube joint venture to manufacture precision pipe couplings

November 5, 2009

L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced a newly formed joint venture between three partners, Kentucky-based Lally Pipe & Tube, L.B. Foster, and industry veteran, Jim Legg. Together, the three partners have formed LB Pipe & Coupling Products LLC to manufacture couplings and accessories for...

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Harco acquires new technologies

November 3, 2009

Harco Metal Products, a tube fabricator with facilities in Tempe, Ariz., and Fort Payne, Ala., has announced that it has procured several new machines to complement its existing equipment. These include:CNC tube bending equipment, including rotary arm, free-form multidimensional, roll, ram, and...

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COMEQ appointed exclusive distributor for PARMIGIANI bending rolls

September 9, 2009

COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., has been appointed PARMIGIANI's exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canada and by listing in Mexico.PARMIGIANI is a supplier of angle and section bending rolls, plate bending rolls, tank head dishing machines, and flanging machines. The appointment marks...

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