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Sustainable Bending Technology from Germany

The rising costs for raw materials and energy make it clear: to remain competitive in the future, it is imperative to handle resources particularly carefully, to tighten production process and thereby increase efficiency. The resource Man can also be supported with labor-saving solutions, thereby also increasing repeating accuracy. Trade visitors can find out how the [...]

Rapid clamping system


Messe Düsseldorf will add a new trade show to its “bright world of metals” trade fair program: the first Metal Middle East will take place from January 10 – 13, 2015 in Dubai. The event will be held concurrently with the successful trade fair duo Tube Arabia – also organized by Messe Düsseldorf – and [...]


Janspeed changes direction with the help of BLM

Janspeed, the Salisbury-based manufacturer of performance exhaust systems has long heritage going back to 1962, when the company was founded by Jan Odor as a performance engineering company specialising in tuning of Minis and Datsuns. As the company’s reputation grew it expanded its activities, moved to its current location and began working with major motorsport [...]

A close up of the three stack head capable of bending tube up to 80 mm diameter.

All-round protection of tubing in difficult corrosion and erosion conditions of oil production

One of characteristic features of the present-day oil and gas production is the trend to toughening of conditions of operation of downhole equipment including tubing strings and growth of the scope of work requiring lowering and pulling-out operations. The current intensification of oil-field development methods results in a further growth of corrosion of tubing and [...]

Figure 2. Appearance of a threaded end of diffusion zinc-coated tubing after 5-year field test in an oil well

New Shanghai Office for METALUBE

Leading lubricants innovator and manufacturer, METALUBE, continues its global expansion by moving into new larger offices in Shanghai, China.  A leading exporter, the company now has four offices in the Asia Pacific region – Shanghai and Dongguan, in China, Hong Kong along with an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Maurice Ngai, 
General Manager, Asia Pacific [...]

Picture shows some of the China team members in the new office – from left to right:  Gavin Gu, Business Unit Manager, Wire Drawing; Sharon Xu, Operations Manager; Li Shen, Accountant and Maurice Ngai, General Manager, Asia Pacific.

Vero top the CAM vendor charts report CIMData – Market Share, Revenue Growth, and Fastest Growing Company

The 2014 NC Software Market Analysis Report from leading US analysts CIMdata confirms Vero’s position as the world’s number 1 CAM focussed software business. The report details how Vero has more than double the number of installed software licenses than any other software vendor which represents more than 20% of market share. In addition, CIMdata found [...]


Crossbar Robot 4.0

50 percent lighter, 20 percent more dynamic and energy efficient: Schuler unveils the new generation of press automation  Schuler’s Crossbar Robots are used to transfer parts from one stage of a press line to the next: they can remove up to four parts at a time from the die, change their orientation where necessary, and [...]

: Schuler’s Crossbar Robot 4.0 can convey up to 15 parts per minute and is thus faster than ever.

Steel and Iron Castings in Rail Technology

DIHAG Foundries SHB Stahl- und Hartgusswerk Bösdorf GmbH and Euro-Rail GmbH are exhibitors at this year‘s InnoTrans which will take place from 23 to 26 September 2014 in Berlin. The focus is on brake blocks: In hall 1.2, booth 216 the foundries will inform about the economic advantages of grey cast iron blocks compared to [...]

2 - SHB presents a raw casting for an automatic coupling type C-Akv.

At least you won’t hear the people next door through the walls: The no-frills Chinese hotel made out of an OLD CONCRETE PIPE

In this modern world of luxury travel and money-no-object holidays, the more fortunate among us are able to demand all manner of high end accoutrements from the places where we stay: infinity pools, splendid spas, rooms with glorious views, butler service. But for a few tourists in rural China, travel can be about more simple [...]



Fine Tubes, a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of precision tubes for critical applications, is delighted to announce an increase in turnover of 5.5% in its 2013 results. In line with the company’s strategy for continued sales growth in all its key markets – Aerospace, Nuclear, Power Generation and Oil & Gas – the results reflect [...]



ELEKTRA 500 and ELEKTRA 1000 are the two new polyvalent electrofusion welders for low-tension (from 8 to 48V) electrical fittings for pressurized conducts in HDPE, PP, PP-R, replacing the top sellers Elektra 400 and Elektra 800. These models, known for their reliability and precision, can only be replaced by even greater and innovative machines, which [...]

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DURATRIM Edge Scarfing system installed at Finnish tube manufacturer

Superior Technologies Europe (STE) has recently installed a new DURATRIM edge scarfing system at Fennosteel OY, Parkano, Finland.  Fennosteel is a producer of carbon steel and coated steel tubes including Aluminized and ALZN for exhaust systems. In the past they had used a well-known edge scarfing system with limited success and reliability. Operations Manager, Juha [...]

Fennosteel Duratrim

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