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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Orbimatic opens technology center

June 14, 2005

Orbimatic (UK) Ltd. has moved into a larger facility that includes an Orbital Welding Technology Centre. The center provides research and development services at no cost and allows customers to try...

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Roll-Kraft adds personnel

June 14, 2005

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has appointed Shawn Mitchell to its sales staff and Jeffrey Misley as project manager.Mitchell has many years of experience in the industry and has worked with the company's...

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Roll-Kraft adds tryout mill

April 12, 2005

Roll-Kraft has added a large-capacity tryout mill to the shop floor of its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters factory.The mill enables the company to test its tooling products for large roll formed profiles....

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Orbitform begins rebuilt machine program

April 12, 2005

After acquiring the Milford Fastening Systems line in 2004, Orbitform has begun the Factory Rebuilt Machine (FRM) program to refurbish and rework pneumatic, benchtop, pedestal, and fixed-center...

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Haven Mfg. control panels earn ETL Listed mark

April 12, 2005

Haven Mfg. Co. has announced that all industrial control panels used in its tube cutting and related tube processing machinery have passed premarket product safety testing by Intertek ETL SEMKO, a...

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WHI Capital Partners acquires AddisonMckee

April 12, 2005

AddisonMckee has announced that it has been acquired by a group of investors led by WHI Capital Partners (WHICP).With manufacturing facilities in Wilmington, Ohio, and Preston, England, AddisonMckee...

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Roll-Kraft adds parts cleaning system

March 8, 2005

Roll-Kraft has added a water-based parts cleaning system to its shop floor to be used to clean rolls and equipment parts coming in for reconditioning.The automatic process replaces the manual tank...

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T-E-S Tube Equipment acquires Vogel Tool & Die

March 8, 2005

T-E-S Tube Equipment has acquired Vogel Tool & Die, a 65-year-old manufacturer of tools for fabricating tubular parts. Vogel's product line will continue to be manufactured and sold worldwide.

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Roll-Kraft acquires Empire Precision Tooling

February 8, 2005

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced it has acquired Empire Precision Tooling (EPT), Brampton, Ont. The company has been renamed Roll-Kraft Ltd.The company says the addition provides support for...

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Orbimatic enhances Web site

January 11, 2005

Orbimatic has added new information to its U.K. Web site and increased the available languages.Additions include application-specific pages that give details of recommended system packages for each...

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AddisonMckee names vice president of finance and administration

January 11, 2005

AddisonMckee Inc. has named Ken Hay as vice president of finance and administration. Hay is responsible for all accounting and finance functions, as well as overseeing inventory, human resources, and...

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Aristo Machines receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

December 7, 2004

Aristo Machines Inc. received its ISO 9001:2000 Certification from ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. in Oct. The company designs, manufactures, and services tube end forming systems.

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Zetec obtains PDI qualification for piping weld inspection technology

December 7, 2004

Zetec has obtained a performance demonstration initiative (PDI) qualification for a technique to inspect austenitic and ferritic piping welds using phased array technology.The qualification is...

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Aristo Machines adds new personnel

November 9, 2004

Aristo Machines Inc. has hired Don Leonhard as vice president of engineering, Francis Zhang as a system design engineer, James Allman as a controls technician, and Tracy Woodall as a tool design...

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Roll-Kraft increases production capability

November 9, 2004

Roll-Kraft has increased production capability by adding a second electrical discharge machine (EDM). The wire machine cuts materials used in the production of roll tooling and the company's auxiliary...

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