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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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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AddisonMcKee expands field service support in Mexico

September 14, 2004

AddisonMcKee Inc. has announced that Enrique Ramos has joined the company as a field service engineer to provide local technical support for Mexico.Ramos has a mechanical engineering degree from the...

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WAFIOS acquires tube bending machine manufacturing rights

September 14, 2004

WAFIOS AG, Reutlingen, Germany, has acquired the manufacturing rights to the tube bending machine product line of TRUMPF Rohrtechnik GmbH + Co. KG (formerly Pulzer Biegetechnik GmbH), Reutlingen.The...

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Industry experts discuss state of manufacturing, steel prices at TPJ Symposium

June 8, 2004

The second annual TPJ Symposium, which was held Feb. 18-20 in Orlando, Fla., was an industrywide gathering of executives and managers from the tube production, tube fabrication, and equipment...

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Orbitform appoints engineering manager, senior proposal engineer

May 4, 2004

Orbitform Group has appointed John W. Cook as engineering manager and John Guerrera as senior proposal engineer.With more than 37 years' experience in custom-designed automation machinery, Cook is a...

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Roll-Kraft, Bull Moose Tube reach agreement

April 8, 2004

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft and Chesterfield, Mo.-based Bull Moose Tube have reached an agreement regarding tube and pipe tooling for 2004.Roll-Kraft will supply new tooling for various size Bull...

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