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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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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European Heathyards earns ASME U Stamp accreditation

December 3, 2013

West Midlands, U.K.-based tube manipulation, fabrication, and pressure vessel manufacturer European Heathyards has announced that it has received ASME U Stamp accreditation from the American Society for Mechanical Engineers. The accreditation indicates that the manufacturer can demonstrate that its...

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Olicana Products announces expansion

December 2, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube bending company in Ilkley, U.K., has acquired buildings adjacent to its existing premises. The expansion will increase manufacturing space by 30 percent and allow the current workforce to grow and provide higher production efficiency, the company states....

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Olicana names paint shop manager

November 19, 2013

Olicana Products, a tube bending company in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, U.K., has named David Sutcliffe as paint shop manager. He worked previously at Powells. In this position, Sutcliffe is implementing a leaner working system for the five-person team and is putting standard operation procedures into...

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American Hydroformers increases capability for specialized welding technique

October 23, 2013

American Hydroformers, Fort Wayne, Ind., a fabricator with capabilities in hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming, has added a TRUMPF® TLF 6000 Turbo welding laser to deliver specialized welding techniques. According to the company, the machine combines precision and...

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Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility - TheFabricator.com

Burr Oak Tool breaks ground for Michigan assembly facility

October 16, 2013

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a producer of machines for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has broken ground for its new assembly facility in Sturgis, Mich. The multimillion-dollar investment is expected to create about 50 new jobs immediately and many additional employment opportunities...

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Permian Tank and Mfg. breaks ground in South Dakota

October 10, 2013

Texas-based steel tank manufacturer Permian Tank and Mfg. has broken ground on a new facility in Belle Fourche, S.D. The plant, expected to open in July 2014, will create about 65 jobs....

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Rattunde to build new facility in Michigan

October 8, 2013

Rattunde Corp., a Germany-based manufacturer of finished length tube and solid bar processing equipment, has announced plans to open a new facility near its current location in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility, scheduled to open in April 2014, will continue to house the North...

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AddisonMckee, Eaton Leonard announce merger

September 30, 2013

Tube bending and end forming technology companies AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, and Eaton Leonard, Vista, Calif., have announced that they have merged under the common ownership of AddisonMckee Holding LLC (ADMC). Both companies provide equipment and systems to the automotive, aerospace, furniture,...

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HGG Profiling Equipment launches online resource

September 19, 2013

HGG Profiling Equipment, Charleston, S.C., has announced the launch of www.pressurevesselcutting.com, an online resource for manufacturers and fabricators of pressure vessels. The site addresses typical problems associated with manufacturing and fabricating pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and...

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Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi - TheFabricator.com

Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi

September 18, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software for the metals industry in Miñano, Spain, has formed a distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corp., Japan, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The agreement will lead to the...

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Ohio Laser appoints CEO - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser appoints COO

September 17, 2013

Ohio Laser, a fabricator of tube, sheet, and plate in Plain City, Ohio, has appointed Albert Wittkopp as chief operating officer. He previously served the Midwest Express Group of Companies, the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda Logistics, where he held executive positions including officer and...

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Rosenberger launches new website

September 11, 2013

Rosenberger AG, Simonswald, Germany, has announced the relaunch of its website at www.rosenbergerag.com. Besides a refreshed design, the site includes new content such as applications, projects, current issues, dates, and a media library. Highlighted are the company's tube bending machines, robot...

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Weld Plus named exclusive distributor for Watts Specialties

September 9, 2013

Weld Plus Inc., Cincinnati, has been named the exclusive distributor of Watts Specialties products in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, and Michigan. Watts Specialties manufactures a variety of pipe fabricating products, including manual and automated computerized cutting...

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Olicana Products installs tube preparation machine

September 9, 2013

Olicana Products Ltd., a tube fabricating company based in West Yorkshire, U.K., has finished production of a tube finishing machine for use in its facility. The machine's horizontal-mounted ram can spline, drill, ream, countersink, and swage. Hydraulic workholding offers repeatability, and...

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