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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Metaldyne announces expansion in Asia

October 31, 2005

Plymouth, Mich.-based Metaldyne announced today that it is expanding its manufacturing location in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The plant, which currently produces balance shaft modules for Hyundai, will...

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Thermatool announces welding machine start-up in China

September 13, 2005

Thermatool, East Haven, Conn., has announced the successful start-up of a CFD 1200 solid-state dual contact and induction welding machine at Kingland Petroleum-Gas Pipeline Co. Ltd. in Zhejiang,...

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Formtek acquires Tishken Products Co

September 13, 2005

Formtek Metal Forming Inc., Itasca, Ill., has acquired the operating assets of Tishken Products Co., a privately held company based in Detroit.Founded in 1921, Tishken produces various roll forming...

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FMA/TPA to host China tube industry tour

September 13, 2005

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and its technology affiliate, the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), have partnered with the China Cold Roll-Forming Steel...

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Horn Machine Tools, Unison form alliance

August 9, 2005

Unison, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, U.K., has appointed Horn Machine Tools Inc. (HMT) as the exclusive North American distributor for its entire product line, which includes CNC tube benders,...

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Wagner Companies adds roll bending services

June 14, 2005

The Wagner Companies has added angle roll bending services to its manufacturing operations. New capabilities include bending aluminum, steel, stainless steel, brass, and bronze and shapes such as...

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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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