Tube and Pipe Production

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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Prolamsa Group to build pipe and tubular products mill in Texas

May 8, 2013

The Prolamsa Group has announced plans to build a $120 million pipe and tubular products facility in Bryan, Texas. The plant, which is expected to employ more than 285 people, will produce 300,000+ tons of ERW energy tubular products per year in diameters up to 16 in. with wall thicknesses up to...

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Fives Bronx receives order for API pipe straightening equipment - TheFabricator.com

Fives Bronx receives order for API pipe straightening equipment

May 1, 2013

Fives Bronx, North Canton, Ohio, the global supplier of Bronx Taylor-Wilson finishing equipment and Abbey ERW pipe mills, has received an order for a Bronx series 6CR10 six-roll pipe straightening machine. The machine handles a variety of API grades with diameters from 4.5 to 10.75 in., up to...

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Recycling overspray dust, related byproducts from thermal spray remetallizing operations - TheFabricator.com

Recycling overspray dust, related byproducts from thermal spray remetallizing operations

April 19, 2013

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The welding done in a tube or pipe mill ruins the galvanic or aluminum coating intended to keep the product corrosion-free, so remetallizing the weld seam is a common practice. Remetallizing creates a large amount of metal dust, which usually is considered a big nuisance and an expensive disposal headache, but in some cases it can be recycled for a profit.

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JMC Steel Group launches Sharon Tube

April 4, 2013

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced that it has changed the name of its DOM product line back to Sharon Tube. In preparation for the official launch, the facility in Wheatland, Pa., has made a significant investment to upgrade its DOM manufacturing capabilities. The facility includes an...

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Weld squeeze box handles HSLA steel pipe to 4.5 in. OD - TheFabricator.com

Weld squeeze box handles HSLA steel pipe to 4.5 in. OD

April 2, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp. has completed an RT-4500 weld squeeze box for an API pipe producer. The box is sized for HSLA steel pipe up to 4.5 in. OD by 0.262 in. wall. The design includes push-on-center squeeze roll adjustments, high-capacity tapered roller bearings within the roll tools, and...

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Mercury Tube Products acquires Oakley Industries

April 1, 2013

Mercury Tube Products, a producer of small-diameter stainless and nickel-alloy tubing in Englewood, Colo., has announced the acquisition of Oakley Industries, also of Englewood. Mercury Tube produces 300 series, 400 series, E-BRITE®, INCOLOY® alloy, INCONEL® alloy, C-276®, MONEL®, and...

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T&H Lemont acquires large-diameter, 5-axis turning center

March 13, 2013

T&H Lemont, an Inductotherm Group company in Countryside, Ill., has installed a Hwacheon Hi-Tech 850YMC CNC turning center. The new machine expands the company's overall diameter and length capabilities to hard turn and finish products up to 45 in. dia. and up to 100 in. long. The lathe...

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Stretching, reducing on a tube or pipe mill - TheFabricator.com

Stretching, reducing on a tube or pipe mill

March 7, 2013

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The forge-welding process is one of the most efficient methods of making tube and pipe from 1/2 to 24 in. diameter, but it’s not limited to this range. An ERW mill’s capability can be expanded by adding a cold-stretch-reducing section, allowing it to make smaller diameters.

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Rafter ships tube mill with entry equipment

February 27, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a new, custom-built RT-3000 tube mill to a U.S. automotive supplier for the production of 5-in.-OD, light-walled tubing. For quick-change capability, the mill is rafted and includes a spare raft set for offline tool changes. Also included is a...

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Tenaris to create 600 jobs in Texas

February 27, 2013

Tenaris has announced plans to build a $1.3 billion steel pipe manufacturing facility in Bay City, Texas, creating 600 jobs. The 1-million-sq.-ft. facility will include a state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill, heat treatment, and premium threading facilities. Upon completion in 2016, the mill is...

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Kent opens Mexico service center, starts up two strip accumulators

February 25, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico — a partnership between Kent and the newly formed Piecsa Equipment & Consumables. Piecsa will provide sales and service of new and used Kent equipment to the Latin American market. The company also will manufacture...

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Free event offers students chance at internship opportunities

February 11, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, a producer of steel tubular products and HSS, will host its annual DFI Student Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Atlas Pipe Piles Chicago manufacturing mill. Atlas Tube and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) welcome engineering students to the mill...

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High-performance, high-speed happiness - TheFabricator.com

High-performance, high-speed happiness

February 1, 2013

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After realizing he was spending too much time traveling, risk management consultant Hank Padilla decided to take a dramatic career detour. He did some vocational coursework and opened a fabrication shop, serving the local area (Littleton, Colo.) with precision tube bending and GTAW for roll cages and exhaust systems.

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Rafter Equipment appoints new staff

January 24, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has announced a number of new staff appointments. Daniel Whitehill, formerly vice president of engineering, has been named president. He has been with the company since 1994. Walter Krenz, formerly the president of the company, continues to provide sales...

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Tube, pipe producer executes 3-phase improvement plan - TheFabricator.com

Tube, pipe producer executes 3-phase improvement plan

January 18, 2013

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, Trinity Products devised a trinity of improvements: worker knowledge and skills, equipment upgrades, and management training. Assisted by Lincoln Electric in selecting equipment and developing its training programs, the company doubled its throughput from 2,000 to 4,000 tons per month.

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