Tube & Pipe Fabrication

Automatic Bending Cells for Automotive Parts

Automatic bending cells simplify the manufacturing process, offer a high degree of occupational safety, withstand nonstop operation effortlessly, and increase productivity of hollow profiles for body and chassis construction, exhaust gas technology and other applications demanded by the automotive industry.
Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Articles

The Largest All-Electric Tube Bending Machine Ever

The ultra-powerful all-electric pipe bending machine from Unison is shown being unloaded at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. This new machine brings the flexibility of all-electric pipe bending technology to the fabrication of long and complex pipe shapes in single pieces used in ship pipework up 8 in NPS, with an outside diameter of 8.625 in, with Schedule 80 wall thicknesses of 0.5 in. (Photo by Ricky Thompson, Huntington Ingalls Industries) (first view)
An ultra-powerful all-electric pipe bender starts operations at a U.S. shipbuilder that supplies nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines to the U.S. Navy.

Tube Machining

An OD and ID turning station with BEX15 machining unit using Weldon tool holder and 1.5 kW motor drive and high precision angular contact spindle bearings. (second view)
This transfer machine uses a CNC servo driven spindle and slide components to cut extremely difficult and challenging large and long OD threads on steel tubing parts used in the HVAC component industry.

From Days to Minutes

The advanced 3D simulator provides realistic real-time visualization of the tube bending process to help designers create production-ready control programs. (first view)
To dramatically shorten design-to-manufacture time, this advanced 3D simulator unveils powerful real-time visualization with collision detection that speeds tube bending program development so that shops can optimize their computer-controlled bending machines.

The Secrets to a Long-Lasting ERP Implementation

The Tube Specialties shop in Tempe employs 97 employees in tube fabrication and assembly, including bending, end forming, machining, welding, brazing, swaging and non-destructive testing for tube assemblies. 
Infor VISUAL enables Tube Specialties, a fabricator of complex tube assemblies, to improve their overall productivity and shop efficiency, and support customer requests without spending excessive time and absorbing additional costs. 


Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Industry News

Ohio Laser Installs New Tube Laser Cutting Capabilities

The TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000 combines tube part sawing, drilling, milling, and punching into one machine so that the shop can expedite customer delivery. The seamless interaction between the machine’s control and its programming systems can effortlessly turn a drawing into a finished part quickly and efficiently. By using this automated system, Ohio Laser can take the next logical step in optimizing their vendor-managed inventory and plant workflow to meet their growing customer list and their just-in-time demands.
Their TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 5000 dramatically shortens their delivery lead times to customers.

Roll-Kraft Adds Mobile Access to Website

The mobile version of the site implements useful features such as “Click to Call,” for immediate assistance by phone, and “Click to Map,” for directions to any of the company's four locations. It also provides simple one-touch access to their full selection of products, services, and technical videos.
Users now have access by desktop, tablet or smartphone, in the shop or from the field.

Sharpe Products Adds Pipe & Tube Bending Capacity

A Unison 76 mm Breeze all-electric bender and a BLM LT5 fiber optic tube laser cutting machine increase their fabrication services capacity, with more on the way.


Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

JIT Contract Manufacturing of Parts and Assemblies

Booth S-2305: The new TRUMPF 3030 4 kW Fiber Laser at Ohio Laser uses the tallest material storage tower in North America to cut steel and stainless steel parts from sheet and plate up to one inch thick.
Ohio Laser offers the largest contract manufacturing capability in the Midwest for cutting parts and fabricating assemblies with a just-in-time focus.

FABTECH 2015: Tube & Pipe Fabrication

Booth N-8103: The "Quick Tool Unlock" rapid clamping system for tube bending machines from Schwarze-Robitec makes changing bending equipment simple and fast without the use of any additional tools.
Technical reviews of some of the tube & pipe fabrication machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited on the show floor. 

Value-Added Fabrication Services

Booth N-1032: Using state-of-the-art tube bending machinery and inspection technology, Sharpe Products provides custom pipe and tube bending, rolling, laser cutting and fabrication services on a variety of shapes and schedules of simple to complex parts.
Sharpe Products will showcase the custom pipe and tube bending and rolling services they provide that competitively meet the needs of many industries, including automotive, medical, furniture, and handrail applications.