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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Ohio Laser adds tube laser machine

November 5, 2015

Ohio Laser, Plain City, Ohio, has installed a TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000 tube laser machine. The machine performs such processes as tube part sawing, drilling, milling, and punching. The company provides laser cutting, laser tube and pipe cutting, engineering with 2-D, 3-D CAD/CAM drawings, PPAP...

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Wafios AG launches Wafios Tube Automation GmbH

November 3, 2015

Wafios AG, Reutlingen, Germany, and Diplom-Kaufmann Christian Benzing, Stuttgart, Germany, have founded Wafios Tube Automation GmbH. Wafios Tube Automation GmbH acquired the assets of Rosenberger AG, a manufacturer of tube bending and fabricating machinery. The newly founded company, with...

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Sharpe Products adds tube and pipe bending capacity

October 30, 2015

Sharpe Products has added another Unison 76mm Breeze all-electric bender to its facility in New Berlin, Wis. The company expects to add a 100mm Breeze bender by the end of November. The 76mm bends up to 3-in.-OD tube, while the 100mm can bend up to 4 in. OD. Both provide multiradius...

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Tri Tool appoints VP of global sales and field services

September 25, 2015

Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Tri Tool Inc. has appointed Troy Todd as vice president of global sales and field services to oversee and coordinate global operations for sales and contract services. Before joining the company Todd worked as vice president at Cascade Drilling and as senior district...

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transfluid launches new website

September 25, 2015

Germany-based transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH has launched a new website at Tube processing machines and systems are classified by function and purpose so that visitors can quickly find what they need. Detailed images and short videos offer visual guides to how the...

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LVD, AltaMar agree to merger of operations

September 21, 2015

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and AltaMar, Fridley, Minn., have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and R&D facilities. The agreement will expand the product offerings and market reach of both companies and...

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Unison to provide all-electric tube bender to Byers Precision Fabricators

September 17, 2015

Unison’s new North American support office in Asheville, N.C., has received its first order. The company will deliver a dual-head, all-electric CNC tube bending machine to Byers Precision Fabricators Inc. of Hendersonville, N.C., a producer of components and assemblies made from sheet and tubular...

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Saar-Hartmetall launches expanded website

August 31, 2015

Saar-Hartmetall USA, Covington, Ky., a subsidiary of Germany-based parent company Saar-Hartmetall GmbH, has launched a new and expanded website at The new website presents the company’s three main product lines: tube and pipe scarfing tools, bar and wire peeling tools, and...

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Factory Pipe moves into new California facility

August 24, 2015

Factory Pipe LLC has moved into its newly renovated 140,000-sq.-ft. facility in Ukiah, Calif., from its previous 40,000-sq.-ft. facility. The company manufactures exhaust systems for the motorsports industry and is a Tier 1 supplier to several...

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AddisonMckee welcomes Ohio state rep

August 21, 2015

Tube fabricating equipment provider AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, recently welcomed Ohio State Rep. Steve Chabot as part of a small-business tour to learn more about their manufacturing processes. Chabot spoke with company representatives about the firm’s growth and impact on the Ohio economy,...

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BLM Group USA appoints president/COO

August 6, 2015

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Jeff Ahrstrom as president/COO. He replaces Jim Rutt, who is retiring. Ahrstrom has more than 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry. He most recently served as managing director, central region,...

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CenterLine celebrates 20 years in business

July 22, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending, Dublin, Calif., marks its 20th anniversary in 2015. The company provides mandrel tube bending, roll bending, coiling, wire-rod forming, swaging, expanding, flaring, beading, grinding, machining, annealing, furnace/induction brazing, and...

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Davi delivers plate roll to Saudi Arabia pressure vessel builder

July 16, 2015

Davi has installed a 10-ft. by 2.75-in. plate roll machine in Saudi Arabia. The four-roll machine is used to manufacture tanks and pressure...

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Falcon Steel boosts transmission pole production

July 15, 2015

Falcon Steel is expanding its in-house transmission pole production capacity to meet increasing demand for steel pole structures in power-delivery applications. The company has added five pole section fitting and welding stations at its Haltom City, Texas, facility and launched a process...

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Surround Technologies, Advanced Flow Systems expand manufacturing capacity

July 13, 2015

Maple Ridge, B.C.-based Surround Technologies and its sister company Advanced Flow Systems, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations, have added equipment and staff to double their manufacturing capacity to meet increasing customer demand in the areas of custom enclosures, pipe welding, and industrial...

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