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

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

Shinwa Sells for Burr Oak Tool in Brazil

Shinwa now represents their coil manufacturing and tube processing machines, replacement parts and services.

AMETEK Acquires Global Tubes

This acquisition moves Fine Tubes and Superior Tube into the AMETEK Electromechanical Group.

Sapa Selected as Supplier of the Year

(l-r) Sales representative Peter Slosiarik and managing director Teodor Kvapil of Sapa in Slovakia, Sapa global automotive key account manager Thomas Lai, and Heinz-Gerhard Wente (Continental AG executive board member and head of ContiTech) and Hicran Hayik-Koller (ContiTech, lead buyer resins and chemicals).
ContiTech Vibration Control and Stihl both award the aluminum tubing manufacturer.


Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

Laser Cutting of Large Tube Diameters

The LT8 tube processing system is equipped with a tilting, ± 45 deg head that provides for three-dimensional, five-axis cutting and ultra high-speed piercing during complex cutting on most tube profiles. Its Active Focus technology can adjust the beam focal position to reduce pierce times up to 30 percent and improve the tilt cutting speed.
The flexible LT8 laser cutting system from BLM is ideal for 5-axis 3D cutting of 40 ft long, 8.625 in diameter stainless steel tube weighing up to 1,000 lb.

High Volume Tube & Pipe Cutting Services

Reika Rotary Head cutoff equipment is ideally suited for high volume fabrication of heavy wall coupling blanks, drill string components, drive shafts, steering columns, shock absorber bodies, axle tubes, bearing blanks, conveyor idlers, hydraulic cylinder barrels and more. 
Graebener-Reika can provide high volumes of heavy wall tube and pipe components for oil country, automotive and general industry applications.

CAD/CAM Software for Tube Bending and Laser Tube Cutting

For tube bending, the software automatically extracts key manufacturing information such as bend angles and rotations from a native SolidWorks model or a common CAD file such as STEP, IGES or ParaSolid and creates the bend table for immediate use on a CNC bending machine, as well as the XYZ coordinates and a 2D drawing of the modeled tube.
TubeWorks from Unison can ‘unbend’ its bent tube CAD models into flat or straight configurations for laser cutting holes and cut-outs.