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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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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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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