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Fives/Salzgitter Mannesmann relationship strengthens, following second Bronx tube straightener Contract award

Fives are delighted to announce that a further contract has been signed between their UK-based entity, Fives Bronx Limited and Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes France, in Montbard. This second contract is for the supply of a six roll 6.CR9.S straightening machine, complete with ancillary electrical and hydraulic control systems, and like the first Bronx machine [...]

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Metalube Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Due to an upsurge in product demand, leading lubricants manufacturer Metalube has recently taken possession of the industrial unit located adjacent to its current site. This increases the space available to the company by over 70% Metalube now occupies a 1-hectare site, which includes a 2,500 sq. meter covered factory, warehousing and office space alongside [...]


Buehler at Control 2016

From Sample Preparation to Automated Hardness Testing At Control 2016, Buehler ITW Test and Measurement will be showcasing their latest additions to their range of products for metallography preparation and hardness testing, designed for applications ranging from fundamental research to automated, in-process quality control testing. © Buehler – ITW Test & Measurement GmbH Esslingen/Germany, March 2016 – Under the [...]


Easier bending production with BendingStudio 3.0

Just in time for Tube 2016, AICON 3D Systems launches a new version of the software platform BendingStudio.BendingStudio 3.0 offers many new features, which facilitate daily work in bending production. The software platform connects all data and processes around production of bended parts: from production and process planning to manufacturing and quality control. It is [...]

Bending machine fit for Industry 4.0

Ever more sophisticated processes and the continuous trend for on-demand production characterize the new tube bending manufacturing – complex geometries of the components, new materials and the call for lower unit costs and the simultaneously rapidly changing batch sizes set the tone. Production planners must adapt to this situation, and this ultimately increases the demands [...]

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Roll-Kraft’s new DMG MORI NLX 2500 CNC Lathe Offers High Precision and Flexibility Roll-Kraft, a worldwide supplier of custom roll tooling to the tube and pipe and roll forming industry, has installed a DMG MORI NLX 2500 CNC lathe on the factory floor at Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ontario. The NLX 2500 is a high-rigidity, [...]

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Use Backing Tape™ for Perfect Weld Underbeads

When welding sheets, pipes, tanks and other vessels made from metals such as stainless, carbon, duplex and chrome steels, it is important to support weld roots and provide even profiles. As an international leader and manufacturer of weld purging technology, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have extended their range of purging products and are providing an [...]



Up to 15 percent lower energy use, a significant reduction in motor maintenance costs and a drop in audible noise are achieved with the installation of an ABB synchronous reluctance motor and drive (SynRM) packages on a twin extruder application. Radius Systems’ plant in Derbyshire, UK, houses 14 extrusion lines, each of which produces polyethylene [...]

Craig Rika To Join The Bar Products & Services Team

Craig Rika is the latest member of the management team to join the drawing die and tooling manufacturer, Bar Products & Services Ltd. Craig is the son of the current Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Steven Rika. He is re-joining the company after spending his formative years as professional sportsman, having played cricket, rugby union [...]


Fine Tubes and Superior Tube appoint new National Sales Manager, India

UK-based Fine Tubes and US-based Superior Tube, leading manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications across a range of global markets, are pleased to announce the appointment of Rahul Gujar to the role of National Sales Manager, India. Gujar is responsible for pursuing sales opportunities across all of Fine Tubes’ and Superior Tube’s markets along [...]

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Bright, Oxide Free Welds with Trailing Shields®

To save expensive cleaning and pickling costs to remove oxidation and discolouration on stainless steel circumferential welding, radiused Trailing Shields® are available. Manufactured by Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, Trailing Shields® are suitable for any diameter of tube, pipe, tank or vessel from 1”. These lightweight devices simply attach to all standard manual or automatic TIG/GTAW [...]


Fine Tubes in the United Kingdom and Superior Tube in the United States are awarded contracts by Airbus

UK-based Fine Tubes and US-based Superior Tube, leading manufacturers and global suppliers of precision tubes for critical applications, have both been awarded contracts by leading airframe manufacturer, Airbus, Toulouse, France. For Fine Tubes, the award represents not just an extension of its long-standing relationship with Airbus, but also a greater share of the aircraft manufacturer’s [...]

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