Tube and Pipe Production News

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Fine Tubes granted F4N status by Nuclear AMRC

June 3, 2016

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer and global supplier of precision tubes for critical applications, has completed the Fit for Nuclear (F4N) program run by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The F4N service is designed to help U.K. manufacturing companies win...

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Rafter upgrades tube mill for automotive tube producer

May 25, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a new RT-3000 tube mill re-top and drive train upgrade for a North American automotive tube producer. The equipment will replace older tube mill equipment that is worn and difficult to maintain. The previous machine had integral roll stands...

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United Industries named Industry of the Month

May 13, 2016

United Industries Inc., Selmer, Tenn., a manufacturer of laser welded stainless steel tubing for industries such as sanitary, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automotive, HVAC, and ornamental, has been recognized by the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce as May Industry of the Month. Since...

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Rattunde opens facility in Mexico

May 2, 2016

Rattunde Corp., the Caledonia, Mich., arm of a Germany-based manufacturer of finished-length tube and solid bar production systems, has announced the opening of a facility in Monterrey/Apodaca, Mexico. This 8,073-sq.-ft. tech center houses the Mexico sales and service operations, application...

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Superior Tube receives Nadcap accreditation for heat treating

April 5, 2016

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, a manufacturer of seamless and welded tubes, straight lengths, and coils in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and zirconium, has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for heat treating. The accreditation is awarded based on one of the aerospace industry’s...

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Luvata acquires Accurate Wire

March 4, 2016

Luvata, a manufacturer of heat transfer systems, tubing, and special products, has purchased electronics wire manufacturer Accurate Wire Inc., Branford, Conn. The company supplies square, flat, round, and custom-shaped wire made of copper, copper alloys, steel, and aluminum for the electronics,...

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TimkenSteel develops new manufacturing process for high-pressure tubing

February 23, 2016

TimkenSteel, Canton, Ohio, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has developed a new process to manufacture high-pressure tubing (HPT) for use in the production of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The process begins at the Canton facility with the forge-rolling and...

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Schuler installs two offline spiral pipe mills

February 23, 2016

Schuler has announced the delivery of two offline spiral pipe mills to Mexico and Saudi Arabia for the production of large pipes with diameters from 20 to 88 in. and lengths of 39 to 80 ft. The pipes are made from high-grade steel with thicknesses up to 1 in. wound onto coils. This is formed into a...

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FD Machinery to supply tube mills, flying saw to APL Apollo

January 6, 2016

China-based FD Machinery has announced it will supply two CNC-CFS (direct forming square) ERW tube mills and a double-car flying saw to APL Apollo, located in Delhi, India. The automated tube mills allow the operator to change tube size in 5 min. by entering four parameters on a touchscreen....

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Xiris partners with Plasmo Industrietechnik

December 22, 2015

Xiris Automation Inc., Burlington, Ont., has named Plasmo Industrietechnik GmbH, Vienna, Austria, as the exclusive distributor of Xiris products for the tube and pipe industry for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Plasmo is a supplier of automated optical quality and process control systems...

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OCT Pipe to build manufacturing facility in Nebraska

December 14, 2015

OCT Pipe has announced plans to build a 1 million-sq.-ft. seamless steel pipe manufacturing facility in Norfolk, Neb. The $111 million project is expected to create 180 jobs. Completion is anticipated in July...

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Roll-Kraft appoints new president

December 3, 2015

Roll-Kraft, a tooling supplier to the tube and pipe and roll forming industry, has named Sanjay Singh as president. He joined the company in 2013 as executive vice president. Former President Chuck Gehrisch, who has led the company for decades, will continue in his role as chairman and CEO....

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Unison installs electric bender for forming carbon steel pipes up to 10 in. dia.

December 2, 2015

Unison Ltd. has installed what it says is the world’s largest and most powerful all-electric pipe bending machine at Westcon Yard AS, a Norway-based offshore and maritime services company. Capable of generating 660,000 Nm of continuous, servo-controlled torque, the custom-designed machine will be...

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U. S. Steel Tubular Products announces recipient of Chief Roughneck Award

November 12, 2015

U. S. Steel Tubular Products Inc., Houston, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corp., has announced that Lee K. Boothby, chairman, president, and CEO of Newfield Exploration Co., The Woodlands, Texas, is the recipient of the Chief Roughneck Award for 2015. The award honors the lifetime...

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Plymouth Tube Co. Streator mill achieves 1,000 accident-free days

November 9, 2015

On Friday, Oct. 23, employees from Plymouth Tube Co.’s Streator mill reached 1,000 days of being accident- and injury-free. Earlier this year the Streator mill was awarded one of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.'s FMA/CNA Safety Awards, which honors companies that had perfect...

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