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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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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Unison opens North Carolina service and sales office

July 2, 2015

All-electric tube and pipe bending machine manufacturer Unison has opened a direct service and sales office in Asheville, N.C. The U.K.-based company serves such markets as aerospace, automotive, marine, energy, oil and gas, and custom...

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Mills Products to supply handles for KitchenAid ovens

July 1, 2015

Brentwood, Tenn.-based metal fabricator Mills Products Inc. has begun manufacturing complete appliance handle assemblies for Whirlpool Corp.’s new line of KitchenAid® ovens and refrigerators. The new handle design is a round stainless steel tube with a decorative pattern. The handle is...

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending receives performance award

June 25, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending, Dublin, Calif., has received an award from a longtime customer for performance in 2014, recognizing its quality, delivery, and service. The company manufactures custom tubular parts that are used in a variety of industrial and technical applications. Processes...

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Mathey Dearman appoints Equipment Corps as certified service center

June 22, 2015

Mathey Dearman Inc., Tulsa, Okla., a manufacturer of pipe cutting and beveling machines and pipe alignment and re-forming clamps, has partnered with Equipment Corps, Stoney Creek, Ont., to participate in its certified service center program. The program provides factory-quality inspection, repair,...

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Burr Oak Tool forms partnership with OTS

June 18, 2015

Sturgis, Mich.-based Burr Oak Tool Inc., a manufacturer of production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries, has formed a partnership with Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. (OTS), College Park, Md., a provider of research, experimentation, and development in the HVAC and...

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Tube Form Solutions, Herber Eng. announce partnership

June 8, 2015

Tube Form Solutions (TFS), a provider of tube bending services, equipment, and tooling in Elkhart, Ind., has entered into a partnership with tube bending machine manufacturer Herber Eng. AB, Värnamo, Sweden. TFS will market and sell Herber tube benders and deliver technical support to all...

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EFD Induction receives order from European pipemaker for welding machine

June 1, 2015

EFD Induction, based in Skien, Norway, has announced that it has been selected by a large European tube and pipe manufacturer to design, build, and install a single-cabinet, 750-kW, 200-kHz Weldac welding machine. The machine will weld profiles in various dimensions, as well as tubes up to 6.30...

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Schwarze-Robitec establishes new website

May 26, 2015

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec GmbH, Cologne, Germany, has launched a redesigned website at with large-format images and menu navigation. Under the Applications heading, visitors can choose from nine different industries and receive an overview of...

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Burr Oak Tool, industry partners develop simulations of copper tube inner grooves

May 22, 2015

Burr Oak Tool Inc. has partnered with the International Copper Association (ICA) and Optimized Thermal Systems Inc. to develop simulations of the inner grooves of MicroGroove™ copper tubes using CoilDesigner® software from the University of Maryland. With these new developments implemented...

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Tube Innovation Days finds success at first staging in Shanghai

May 11, 2015

Chinese customers and interested parties gathered in Shanghai on April 15-16 for the first Tube Innovation Days. The event covered the entire process chain of tube manufacturing and processing. Almost 200 visitors from Asia attended the event, seeing displays by Dreistern, TRUMPF, Sema,...

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STI-SPFA bestows 2014 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards in 13 categories

May 11, 2015

Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI-SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has recognized member companies in 13 product categories with its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2014. The awards recognize a product’s promotional value, uniqueness, design and...

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Tri Tool Services appoints VP

May 7, 2015

Tri Tool Services, Rancho Cordova, Calif., has appointed Robert Korey as vice president of field services, overseeing Tri Tool Services, Tri Tool Power Services, welding operations, OEM shop services, and OEM training. He is based at the company’s Gulf Coast Service Center in Stafford, Texas....

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