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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Innovo Corp. names application engineer

September 20, 2012

Innovo Corp., a manufacturer of tube and pipe fabricating tooling and systems in Elk Grove Village, Ill., has added Ron Bochat to its sales team. As an application engineer, he assists in the sales and marketing of the company's standard and custom product line. Bochat has 30 years of experience...

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The Schaeffer Group USA signs exclusive agreement with Satis HVAC

September 5, 2012

The Schaeffer Group USA, Stugis, Mich., has signed an agreement with machinery manufacturer Satis HVAC Group Ltd., giving The Schaeffer Group exclusive rights to market and sell Satis HVAC equipment throughout North America. The Schaeffer Group produces fin lines, expanders, and tube benders for...

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EFD Induction Norway makes staffing changes

August 28, 2012

EFD Induction Norway, Skien, Norway, has announced several changes to its staff. Jan Arve Fuglaas has been appointed sales manager, with responsibility for the company's tube and pipe welding and normalizing system sales in Asia. He works closely with colleagues at EFD Induction China. Previously...

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Synalloy to acquire Palmer of Texas

August 21, 2012

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a producer of stainless steel pipe, fabricator of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, and producer of specialty chemicals, has entered into an agreement to acquire Palmer of Texas, a manufacturer of liquid storage systems and separation equipment for the...

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Scotchman Industries to mark 45 years in business with open house

August 21, 2012

Scotchman Industries Inc., Philip, S.D., is celebrating its 45th year in business with an open house on Sept. 18, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MDT. The company will offer tours of its 120,000-sq.-ft. factory, live machine demonstrations, and a meet-and-greet with customer service...

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Pines Technology delivers bending machine to Morris Coupling

August 8, 2012

Pines Technology, a Westlake, Ohio-based manufacturer of pipe bending machinery, has shipped a No. 6 heavy-duty rotary hydraulic bending machine to Morris Coupling, Erie, Pa., for its Knoxville, Tenn., facility. The machine is equipped with a Dial-A-Bend SE PLC that stores up to 1,000 different...

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Wayne Long, R & B Machining operations manager, dies

July 17, 2012

Wayne Long, 69, of Wilmington, Ohio, died June 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Long most recently served as operations manager at R & B Machining Inc. His employment also included Cincinnati Milacron, Randall Textron, Ferno-Washington, Wilson Concepts, McKee Machine Tool Corp.,...

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Burr Oak Tool holds sales summit

June 27, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc. hosted its second annual Oak Sales Summit May 15-18 in Sturgis, Mich. International representatives from Brazil, Japan, China, India, Thailand, the Czech Republic, and Mexico, along with local salespeople, met for training and to share information. Presentations highlighted new...

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Ohio Laser adds TRUMPF fiber laser

June 14, 2012

Ohio Laser has installed a TRUMPF® TruLaser 1030 fiber laser machine at its Plain City, Ohio, facility. With a solid-state disc laser system that sends the beam to the cutting head directly by fiber instead of by a beam delivery system, the machine can cut almost any shape from steel plate up to...

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Albina Pipe Bending launches new website

June 7, 2012

Albina Pipe Bending, a provider of steel bending and fabrication located outside Portland, Ore., has established a website at www.albinapipebending.com that provides fabricators, architects, and engineers with interactive technical tools, online calculators, and reference material to assist with...

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Airbus signs 10-year deal with Plymouth Engineered Shapes

May 11, 2012

Semifinished titanium airframe extrusion producer Plymouth Engineered Shapes, a part of Plymouth Tube Co., has announced that it has been awarded a new contract from Airbus. The scope of the 10-year agreement includes titanium extrusions that will be used throughout the programs for the A350 XWB,...

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Pines Technology receives award from Boeing - TheFabricator.com

Pines Technology receives award from Boeing

May 8, 2012

Pines Technology, Westlake, Ohio, has been honored by Boeing Philadelphia for the performance of its CNC tube benders for the V22 Osprey program. The benders are used to make replacement fuel and hydraulic lines for the Osprey. The benders are built in two configurations — one for mobile...

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Lomar Machine & Tool recognized with supplier award

May 3, 2012

Lomar Machine & Tool Co., Horton, Mich., has received the Premier Supplier Award in the direct materials category from Eaton Corp. As a direct material supplier, Lomar provides goods used directly in the making of Eaton products. A total of 33 companies were recognized with the award in the...

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STI/SPFA announces Sonnenberg Award recipient

May 1, 2012

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has presented the Sonnenberg Award to Wally Watson, Watco Tanks, Floresville, Texas. The award honors an STI/SPFA member who has made significant contributions to the association in research and/or technical...

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Sharpe Products adds fiber-optic tube laser capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Sharpe Products adds fiber-optic tube laser capabilities

April 25, 2012

Sharpe Products, a contract manufacturer in New Berlin, Wis., providing tube bending services, has purchased a BLM fiber-optic tube laser. The addition of the laser complements the company’s already lean processes of using all-electric, CNC tube benders. This 3,000-W tube laser can cut...

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