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Competitive edges through total cost analysis

When selecting new system suppliers it is important to take many varying influencing factors into consideration and to calculate the realistic total costs for a solution on this basis. VOSS Fluid compiled the decisive factors on the market for hydraulic connection technology and figured out that assembly errors cause additional costs of up to 9% [...]

VOSS Fluid Total cost analysis

Precision tube and strip experts exhibit at MD&M Minneapolis

Superior Tube and Fine Tubes presented their range of precision medical-grade alloy tubes at the recent MD&M Minneapolis exhibition. The event hosted some of the leading medical OEM suppliers and is designed to showcase the new technologies and next generation medical devices that are set to transform the healthtech industry. Having identified the medical market [...]


Victrex pipes: Hitting the mark in commercial aircraft tubing designs

Reliable, lightweight tubing solutions from Victrex are accelerating the adoption of metal-replacement in high-voltage cable conduit lines. To improve the overall fuel efficiency and reliability of their new commercial aircraft platform, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), selected Victrex pipes rather than metal tubing for use in high-voltage cable conduits. The new thermoplastic solution [...]


High-tech for tubes: Tube Innovation Days in Chicago

You need one-stop advice on the topics of tube manufacturing and tube processing, and you prefer custom-made solutions? 13 top technology partners have joined to solve this task, with the “Tube Innovation Days”. Tube Innovation Days is a network of companies from the areas of tube manufacturing and tube processing, which offers top technology made [...]

AICON's managing director Wener Bösemann at the Tube Innovation Days in Chicago

New Bending Tool Reduces Cycle Times and Waste ~ Three become One

Previously, three process steps were required in order to manufacture bent pipe components: cutting the pipe under consideration of span length and commercial length, the bending process itself, and the final cutting of the component. In order to make this process more efficient and economical, the pipe bending machine expert Schwarze-Robitec developed a new tool [...]

Schwarze-Robitec CNC 80 E TB MR Cutting Tool Detail


Manchester Tool & Die, Inc. introduces its new Model M71-E-3 and Model M71-E-6 Electric Tube End Forming Systems for tubes up to 1 ½” in diameter.  The M71-E-6 has a servo driven, six position rotary shuttle and the M71-E-3 has a pneumatically driven, three position shuttle, both of which are easily programmable through the machines’ [...]

MTD_M71-E Electric Tube End Forming Machines

Focusing on tube forming technology and automation

Speakers and an audience from the industry exchange ideas at transfluid’s Innovation Days 11 As the year draws to a close, mechanical engineering firm transfluid and attendees at the event have been looking forwards. For the second time this year, an audience from the industry and subject specialists met to sound out trends, prospects, and [...]

Insight into the practical side was offered through site visits

More than 300 jobs saved as steel tubes maker Caparo bought by Liberty Steel owners the Gupta family

Steel tubes business Caparo Tubular Solutions – which last month closed its factory in Tredegar after going into administration – has been acquired by the family which owns the Liberty Steel plant in Newport. The Gupta family, whose wider interests include the international energy, metals, industrial and trading groups SIMEC and Liberty House, made the [...]

Sanjeev Gupta, chief executive of Liberty

World’s most powerful all-electric pipe bending machine swings into action at Norwegian shipyard

Unison has installed and commissioned the world’s largest and most powerful all-electric pipe bending machine, at the Norwegian offshore and maritime services company, Westcon Yard AS. Capable of generating a colossal 660,000 Nm of continuous, servo-controlled torque, the custom-designed machine will be used for precision bending of thick-walled carbon steel pipes up to 10 inches [...]

This 273 mm Unison all-electric bending machine – the world’s most powerful – was installed at Westcon Yard’s Ølensvåg facility in November 2015.

New MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrode Ingredients

Recognising the risk to health posed by the radio toxic red tipped thoriated tungsten electrodes that are in wide use in the welding industry, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have developed MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes that are free from the potentially harmful thoria. With non-radio toxic rare earth elements, MultiStrike® Tungsten Electrodes can be used for welding [...]



Specifically for cutting tubular material, KASTO has introduced a new bandsaw, called KASTOwin tube A 5.0, on which the blade cuts from the bottom upwards – the reverse of the action on other bandsaws. It reduces wear on the band and avoids damage to its teeth that often occurs when a blade travels downwards into [...]

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Caparo, Wrexham: 79 jobs safeguarded at steel site

Steel wire plant in Wrexham has been sold, safeguarding 79 job, say administrators. The Caparo Wire site was part of the steel group that folded in October, risking over 400 posts across Britain. The Wrexham plant had been sold to the business investment firm Rcapital, as part of a management-led deal. Another Welsh Caparo site [...]

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