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

JMC Steel Group Changes Name to Zekelman Industries

Zekelman is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma and Energex Tube.

Fine Tubes Approved by Kuwait Oil

They are approved as a manufacturer of impulse piping and tubing for the next five years.

Schwarze-Robitec Restructures Sales Management

Heike Ahlers, Schwarze-Robitec She is the new sales and marketing manager and functions as the extended arm of the company's management. She was significantly involved in 2015 with the opening of the current subsidiary in the U.S.
Heike Ahlers is their new sales and marketing manager. 


Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

Piping Software Cuts Precision Shapes and Bevels, Eliminates Operator Calculation

HGG Pipe-Cutting Machines, combined with new Acorn Piping Software, deliver precision shape cutting and beveling while eliminating the time-consuming and costly need for operator calculation. Part programming and hole cutting for branches or with shaped ends (for nozzles and dummy legs) is just as easy as part programming and then making straight pipe cuts with beveled ends.
Part program specialists that typically create five drawings a day can now do as many as 30 or 40.

Metal Forming & Fabricating Showcase

The compact TruMark Station 3000 from TRUMPF offers users a high degree of flexibility in marking that is ideal for shops with small or medium batch sizes that are looking to integrate the marking process into their production lines with a simple, safe and industrially robust workstation.
Here is some of the latest metal forming and fabrication equipment to help your shop become more competitive.

Fully Electric Bending of Complicated Profiles

The fully electric Inductaflex AL-1 CNC bending machine from Trilogy Machinery can bend most materials and profiles used in automotive, aerospace, commercial vehicle and other applications, from complicated aluminum extrusions to polished stainless steel tubes.
The Inductaflex AL-1 CNC bending machine from Trilogy Machinery provides cost effective, high precision, multiple bending of most materials and profiles, from complicated aluminum extrusions to polished stainless steel tubes, for automotive, aerospace, commercial vehicle and other applications.