Tube & Pipe Fabrication

The Future of Oil: The View from Right Now

Because the world as we know it is still mostly built on the trapped sunshine that is oil, the oil industry was the most consequential market of the 20th century. Guest columnist Chet Biliyok of Energy and System Technical analyzes how the industry must now step up to the challenges of this century.
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Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Articles

Intelligent Bending

This plant heralded a complete shift to all-electric tube bending technology to meet huge demand for their new product with an integrated tube processing system that merges robotic handling of the material to bend extremely long tubing in very short cycle times and almost double their manufacturing output from 1,800 units to 3,500 units a day.

Speed and Precision in Chemical Plant Engineering

With investments in chemical plants expected to double over the next few years, here are some insights into selecting the right machines to efficiently manufacture enormous quantities of quality double-walled tubes from high-strength special materials that are often flanged and beaded.

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.

The Largest All-Electric Tube Bending Machine Ever

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

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.

 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Industry News

BLM Group Appoints New North American Sales Director

Andrew Dodd now directs sales of laser, bending and machining systems in this region.

Zekelman Acquires American Tube Manufacturing

The deal expands their presence in the southeastern region of the U.S. structural tubing market.

CML USA Names New Ercolina Sales Reps

Mike Storto and Nick Tapply have joined the company's sales team.

 

Tube & Pipe Fabrication: Products

Pipe Beveling Machine for Making Biomass Boiler Tube Repairs

The Wart MILLHOG boiler tube beveling machine from ESCO Tool is sealed to prevent debris from entering the tool and designed with highly reliable dual opposed taper roller bearings.

Plasma Beam Profiler Cuts Both Bolted and Welded Connections

From 3D profiling to beam coping, the new Robotic Profile Cutting Line RPC 2.0 from HGG is ideal for cutting I/H beams and square/rectangular tubing profiles used in offshore or steel construction applications.

Innovative Metalforming Machines for Fabricators, Welders, Tool and Die Shops

These ten new JET metalforming machines from JPW are ideal for HVAC installers, fabricators, welders, tool and die shops, plant and building maintenance, schools, mechanical contractors, racing teams, automotive repair shops, military bases, aircraft and shipyard repair facilities, home shops and more.