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.
The investment by Sapa Ben Thanh Aluminum Profiles for a second extrusion press and auxiliary equipment is expected to begin in mid-2015, with press operations scheduled one year later.
The increase in turnover of 5.5 percent in aerospace, nuclear, power generation and oil & gas reflects the precision tube manufacturer's success in reducing the risk of dependency on any one particular industry sector or geographical area.
David C. Clark, the the senior vice president of sales, is retiring this August, after 47 years at the company and will be replaced by Tim Doot.
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.