Tube & Pipe Fabrication

From Days to Minutes

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.
Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Articles

Superior Tube Extends DDTC Registration

The defense-related registration enables applications for required export licenses or approvals under international arms traffic terms.

Associated Tube Group Awarded by GM

(l-r) Lee Cotterill (ATG Quality Manager),
Christopher Naegeli (GM Executive Director), Paul Turpin (ATG Sales Manager, Automotive) at the
special award ceremony held at Cobo Hall in Detroit in October 2014.
The tubing supplier has been awarded a GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award three years in a row.

Burr Oak Tool Celebrates 70 Years

Burr Oak recently moved part of its operation into its new assembly facility for customized production machinery used in the heat transfer and tube processing industries.
The company recently expanded into a new facility for assembling tube and pipe fabrication equipment.

Fine Tubes Appoints HR Business Partner

Claire Baker, Fine Tubes "I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join the team here in this role and to be a part of this fast growing, people-focused company.”
Claire Baker will help to create a working environment that encourages and supports continuous improvement at all levels of the company.

Superior Tube Secures AS9100 Certification

This certifies the company's design, manufacture, maintenance and distribution quality systems for aerospace applications.


Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

Tube and Pipe End Deburring in Three Seconds

Instead of filing by hand or using wire brushes on a buffing stand, the Turnamat is excellent for deburring aluminum, steel, stainless steel tube or pipe. Parts that could only be processed in several minutes can now be deburred in a matter of seconds with consistent results. 
Burrs can now be quickly and easily cleaned from the ends of unconventional configurations of steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metal pipes and tubes used for automotive parts. 

Apollo Appoints Cole-Tuve as Exclusive Distributor

Apollo machines offer great speed and accuracy (2 holes per second; up to 300,000 holes with a single punch, and as little as 0.2 mm from the first to the last hole on a tube 3 m long). Material can be placed in the machine manually and then processed automatically, or fed automatically from a bundled storage component and processed through the machine in as little as one meter per second.
Cole-Tuve will sell their High-Speed CNC Tube & Pipe Punching and Drilling Machines in the U.S. and Canada.

Small Diameter Tubing for HVAC

The coil designs of the heating and air conditioning industry have evolved with the conversion to smaller diameter tubing; moving from 3/8 in and 5/16 in to 7 mm and now 5 mm as manufacturers continue to experiment in order to reduce manufacturing and raw material costs, as well as improve performance and efficiency.  
Evolving with the conversion to smaller diameter tubing, Burr Oak Tools has worked with the HVAC industry to create a press design with tube processing and fin handling capabilities needed to achieve a more-cost efficient air conditioner.