Wade Burchell is now responsible for growing the precision tube business for safety critical applications in aerospace markets.
The new 30,000 sq ft manufacturing plant in Caledonia will initially build tooling for its bar and tube stock fabrication machinery systems.
The Everite Ultracut Electrochemical Tube Cutoff Machine will enhance quality, ensure squaring accuracy and increase plant cutting capacity.
The fabricator will supply 1 mm thick nickel-alloy tubes for nuclear reactors Fuqing 5 and 6 to obtain its qualification for the new ACP1000 Chinese reactor design.
This agreement with the Russian distributor should expand sales of their coil manufacturing machines, tube processing machines and replacement parts to the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Baltic countries.
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.
The Tube Gear 2D laser-cutting machine from Mazak Optonics can process thin-walled round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters of up to 6 in.
Equipped with a specially-designed twin machining head that fits onto the standard head, the ACS® + CFMtwin from Rattunde can cut two tube or bar sections simultaneously, then machines both ends of both workpieces, also simultaneously.