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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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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Tube 2012 presents record number of exhibitors

April 12, 2012

The recent staging of Tube 2012 International Tube Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, closed with record exhibitor numbers and increased visitor participation. A total of 1,184 exhibitors from 48 countries showcased their products in 527,400 sq. ft. of net exhibit space — an increase of 9.4...

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Clark Fixture Technologies receives Above & Beyond Award - TheFabricator.com

Clark Fixture Technologies receives Above & Beyond Award

April 9, 2012

Clark Fixture Technologies, Bowling Green, Ohio, a manufacturer of check fixtures for tube and pipe, has received the Above & Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) committee of Ohio. The award is given in recognition of companies that practice leadership and...

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Burr Oak Tool sales summit slated for May 15-18

April 2, 2012

Burr Oak Tool Inc., a manufacturer of fin dies, fin lines, and tube processing machinery, will host its second annual Oak Sales Summit May 15-18, 2012, in Sturgis, Mich. International representatives will be attending to take part in in-depth training and discussion with the company’s sales,...

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BLM Group USA appoints laser tube service technicians

March 26, 2012

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has announced the appointment of three new service technicians — Diego Perez, Ronald (Eddie) Hobbs, and Jeff Benglian — to handle its laser tube installations. The company's philosophy is to provide one service technician...

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Schwartz to offer swaging services

March 22, 2012

Schwartz Aviation LLC, Rogers, Ark., has added a line of end forming machines using the elastomeric internal swaging process. The machines produce high-strength, leakproof, internally swaged tubes, according to the company. The elastomeric swaging process consists of a fitting that slips over the...

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Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China - TheFabricator.com

Aicon opens TubeInspect showroom in China

March 21, 2012

Aicon has opened a new showroom for its TubeInspect optical tube measuring system in Shanghai. Offices and conference rooms are available for presentations, seminars, and training courses. A full-size TubeInspect is installed and ready for use. The system measures tube with multiple...

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AddisonMckee to supply muffler assembly system for Chrysler C platform vehicle - TheFabricator.com

AddisonMckee to supply muffler assembly system for Chrysler C platform vehicle

March 13, 2012

Tube bending and end forming equipment-maker AddisonMckee of Lebanon, Ohio, has been commissioned to manufacture entirely new and rebuilt Eagle equipment for a Michigan exhaust manufacturer to produce the muffler assembly for Chrysler's new C platform vehicle in the U.S. The equipment features...

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K&B Machine to build new manufacturing, headquarters facility in Louisiana

March 12, 2012

Pipe manufacturer K&B Machine has announced plans to create a 200,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and headquarters facility in Schriever, La. The site, about 13 miles north of the company's current Houma, La., complex, already is home to a 42,000-sq.-ft. customer inventory building. The project is...

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BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager - TheFabricator.com

BLM Group USA appoints southwest sales manager

March 7, 2012

BLM Group USA, a Wixom, Mich.-based manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has announced the appointment of Todd O’Brien as its new southwest region sales manager. In this position, O’Brien is responsible for customer account management and sales of the company's equipment. The...

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Zhejiang Kingland orders spiral pipe welding line

February 22, 2012

Zhejiang Kingland Pipe Industry, province of Zhejiang, China, has ordered offline spiral pipe welding equipment from PWS GmbH, Germany, an SMS Meer company. The integrated system will consist of a spiral pipe forming and tack-welding machine for forming and initial welding of hot-rolled steel...

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Webinar to focus on coil manufacturing with small-diameter copper tubes

February 22, 2012

In partnership with Burr Oak Tool Inc., the International Copper Association will offer a free MicroGroove™ Webinar on March 27 at 1 p.m. ET. The Webinar will focus on manufacturing air-conditioning and refrigeration coils with small-diameter copper tubes to improve performance, reduce...

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Roundtable topics chosen, networking event planned for Pipe & Tube Nashville technology conference

January 18, 2012

The Pipe & Tube Nashville organizing committee has scheduled a networking event and decided the specific topics for the roundtable events. Scheduled for June 26-28, 2012, the conference is intended for tube and pipe industry professionals involved in tube and pipe production and fabrication....

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Leggett & Platt acquires Western Pneumatic Tube

January 17, 2012

Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt, Carthage, Mo., has completed its purchase of Western Pneumatic Tube Holding LLC, Kirkland, Wash. Western Pneumatic fabricates thin-walled, large-diameter, welded tubing and specialty formed products from titanium, nickel-based alloys, stainless steels,...

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