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.

Filter Content

Nelson Global Products opens plant in Mexico

March 26, 2014

Nelson Global Products, Stoughton, Wis., has announced its expansion into Mexico with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Monterrey. The company will manufacture precision formed tubing and sheet metal structural fabrications, along with exhaust tubing, mufflers, and emissions system...

Continue Reading

STI/SPFA honors member companies with awards

March 26, 2014

Lake Zurich, Ill.-based STI/SPFA, an association for companies that fabricate steel tanks, pipe, and pressure vessels for use in the petroleum, food, water, and chemical processing industries, has announced the winners of its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2013 in...

Continue Reading

Tri Tool to open Houston facility

March 19, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., has announced plans to open a 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in Houston to serve the offshore and onshore pipeline oil and gas industries in the Gulf region. Attendees at the grand opening on May 7 will be able to view the facility and see live...

Continue Reading

Team Industries receives award from Bechtel

March 4, 2014

Team Industries Inc., a provider of pipe fabrication, fabricated vessels, and welding positioners and grippers in Frederick, Md., is one of 56 companies honored with the annual Bechtel Power Subcontractor and Supplier Recognition Award. Companies were nominated by Bechtel Power project teams from...

Continue Reading

Tri Tool adds high-production CNC counterbore service in Houston

March 4, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., has established a high-production counterboring service to meet the demand for deep counterbore machining of steel catenary risers and critical pipeline needs in the Gulf of Mexico. Located in Houston, Tri Tool Services operates a high-speed system that can be...

Continue Reading

European Heathyards applies for ASME S stamp

February 27, 2014

Midlands, U.K.-based European Heathyards, a fabricator of tube, plate, and section structures, has applied to ASME for S Stamp accreditation. The company serves the power generation, petrochemical, environmental, water, and offshore sectors. The certification will apply to boilers in which steam...

Continue Reading

Steelhead Composites acquires metal spin forming technology

February 27, 2014

Steelhead Composites, a Denver-based designer and manufacturer of lightweight pressure vessels, has purchased and installed a heavy-duty CNC neck forming machine manufactured by MJC Eng. and Technology. The machine is designed for manufacturing high-pressure cylinders, allowing the fabrication of...

Continue Reading

Holman Boiler Works expands operation in Des Moines

January 14, 2014

Holman Boiler Works Inc., based in Dallas, has signed a commercial property lease to expand its Des Moines, Iowa, operations to 10,000 sq. ft. The company, also known as Trabue Industrial Services in the Des Moines market, designs and delivers integrated boiler systems for commercial and...

Continue Reading

R&B Machining names Aristo as sales rep

January 8, 2014

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has announced that Aristo Machines Inc., Indianapolis, will represent R&B in the promotion and sales of its machines and tooling targeting tube bending and forming markets. R&B is a supplier of tooling for tube forming and bending applications, as well as...

Continue Reading

Tube bending machines available for rent from transfluid Maschinenbau

December 16, 2013

Tube bending and processing machines producer transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH in Schmallenberg, Germany, has established the new "tu go" concept for quick tube processing. The machines in stock for rent vary from compact, portable bending machines such as the t bend MB 642 with bending radii between...

Continue Reading

BLM Group announces staff additions - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group announces staff additions

December 16, 2013

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Todd O'Brien as product manager and Matthew Bleck, PMP, as continuous improvement project manager. The company also has placed four service technicians in the field in the last six months. O'Brien acts in a...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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....

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading