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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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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More than 2,000 exhibitors registered for wire and Tube 2012

December 14, 2011

Less than four months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, more than 2,000 exhibitors have registered to participate. The events, sponsored by Messe Dusseldorf North America, will take place concurrently March...

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Roll-Kraft adds to sales team - Roll Forming Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft adds to sales team

December 14, 2011

Roll-Kraft, a producer of tube and pipe tooling and roll forming tooling in Mentor, Ohio, has announced the addition of Juergen Hack to the staff at Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., as an account manager. Hack worked previously as technical business development manager for ECO Solutions FT...

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Caplugs featured on worlds greatest program

November 21, 2011

Caplugs, Buffalo, N.Y., was featured on the Nov. 11, 2011, episode of "World's Greatest!...", a syndicated television program that airs on ION Television affiliates. The segment featured a behind-the-scenes look at the company's techniques for manufacturing plastic protection products. It...

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Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico - TheFabricator.com

Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico

November 10, 2011

Tube Specialties Co. (TSCO), Troutdale, Ore., a producer of fabricated steel tube components for the mobile equipment and transportation industries, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing and freight logistics facility in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The initial phase of the project is...

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