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

Central Tube and Bar Opens New Facility

CTB employees and company chief executive officer Doug Ward gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new facility on July 21.
The company opens a new 55,000 sq ft plant in Tulsa, OK.

Sapa Appoints New President & CEO

Egil Hogna, Sapa Group "I am very excited about the opportunity to lead this company. As the leading player in our industry, with 23,500 employees in over 40 countries, we are well positioned to deliver innovative aluminium solutions meeting customer demands all over the world, today and tomorrow."
Egil Hogna is their new president and chief executive officer.

BLM Group Appoints New President

Jeff Ahrstrom, BLM Group “We are a leader in our field and I welcome the opportunity to take the company forward and continue the growth realized under Jim’s tutelage.”
Jeff Ahrstrom replaces Jim Rutt, who is retiring.


Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

New Precision Tube Bending System Lowers Costs

All-electric tube bending machines from Unison are capable of bending tubes and pipes up to 10 in diameter. These machines can be equipped with a unique laser-based springback correction system that accurately measures bend angles as they are produced and automatically applies any necessary correction to compensate for the tendency of tubes to spring back slightly after being bent.
All-electric tube bending machines from Unison are designed to dramatically lower the costs of CNC precision tube bending.

Innovative Pipe Bending Solutions

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Tube Cold Bending Machines from Schwarze-Robitec are ideal tube and pipe fabrication in the automotive, shipbuilding and offshore industry, power plant construction and chemical industry, as well as special bending solutions for many other sectors. 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication Equipment

This groove contour on a hose connection is an example of rolling tube forming by Transfluid that efficiently masters the demanding challenges of increasingly complex geometry in ever stronger materials that are used for progressively light designs.
Here is some of the latest equipment now available to help shops cut their operating costs and monitor their tube and pipe fabrication process better than ever.