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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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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Central Tube and Bar hires operations manager - TheFabricator.com

Central Tube and Bar hires operations manager

August 15, 2013

Central Tube and Bar Inc., based in Conway, Ark., has appointed Monty Patton as operations manager of its Tulsa, Okla., facility. He has more than 25 years of experience, serving most recently as operations manager for a firm making engineered industrial washing systems. The company supplies...

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Tube Tech Machinery partners with ITEC

August 12, 2013

Tube Tech Machinery (TTM) of Brescia, Italy, has formed a partnership with Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC) of Rockford, Ill., and Montreal for the sale, service, and support of its equipment in North America. ITEC has more than 15 years of experience servicing other European manufacturers...

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Fontijne Grotnes Group, Sango Co. sign license agreement

August 5, 2013

Sango, a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive components, and the Fontijne Grotnes Group, a Netherlands supplier of manufacturing equipment and processes, have signed a license agreement allowing the Fontijne Grotnes Group company Fontijne Formitt to market CNC eccentric and oblique spinforming...

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Burr Oak posts coil evolution white paper online

August 1, 2013

Burr Oak Tool Inc., Sturgis, Mich., has posted a new white paper featuring information on the evolution of coils at http://tinyurl.com/m86oorh. The information is from Chairman and CEO Newell Franks' presentation at the 2013 AHR Expo. The white paper highlights small-diameter coil production,...

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Oddello Industries announces expansion

July 23, 2013

Oddello Industries, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of metal, tube, pipe, composite, and MDF components for OEMs in a variety of industries, has expanded its tube stamping and cutting operation. As part of the expansion, the company recently added a programmable process that couples a piercer from...

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Unison adds production capacity

July 8, 2013

Unison, a Madera, Calif.-based manufacturer of all-electric tube bending machines, has opened a new facility in Scarborough, U.K. The building more than doubles the production capacity of the company and accelerates machine building times by about 15 percent. "The new facility has allowed us to...

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E.H. Wachs adds videos to YouTube channel

June 17, 2013

E.H. Wachs, Lincolnshire, Ill., has announced that four new videos are available for viewing on its YouTube channel. The videos highlight products and tools designed to help project managers, welding contractors, and field machinists estimate production times; specify product; and learn more about...

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