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Higher-Productivity Tube Bending to b...

by tubelinks on 07/24/2013 - 08:32 pm
Tag: Product Release

The tube bending machine innovator Unison will be demonstrating techniques for increasing the productivity of tubular parts fabrication at Fabtech. Throughout the show, users will be able to see demonstrations on an all-electric Unison machine capable of bending tubes and pipes up to 3.5 inches in diameter.

Unison employs numerous advanced techniques to help manufacturers to increase throughput and quality, and eliminate the potential for errors and scrap. One of the techniques is an innovative quick-change tooling system that dramatically speeds tooling changeovers. Covering all of the tooling components on the machine, it includes barcode identification to verify the changeover process. A ...

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Russian Steelmakers Boost Capacity, S...

by tubelinks on 07/20/2013 - 08:39 pm
Tag: Press Release

Russian steelmakers are lobbying for protection against cheap Ukrainian imports while they invest at least $2 billion in new capacity near their customers to cut transport costs and sew up their home market.

In what steelmakers hope will be the first of a series of protective measures, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced this week Russia would not extend quotas for pipe supplies from Ukraine in the second half of 2013, a boost for domestic steel pipe makers.

In steel section and rebar, two major types of construction steel, for example, imports from Ukraine account for about a quarter of an annual market estimated at 12 million to 12.5 million tonnes, Sergey Donskoy, an analyst at Soc ...

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Commencing Commercial Operation of Au...

by tubelinks on 07/19/2013 - 06:46 pm
Tag: Press Release

NIPPON STEEL PIPE MÉXICO, S.A. DE C.V., established by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Chairman & CEO: Shoji Muneoka, “NSSMC”), Sumitomo Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd. (President: Rempei Nakanishi, “SP”), Sumitomo Corporation (President: Kuniharu Nakamura, “Sumitomo”) and Metal One Corporation (President: Naoto Matsuoka, “Metal One”), has completed the construction and commissioning of all its plant facilities and started its commercial operation in late May 2013 on schedule.

In Mexico, the production of automobiles (four-wheeled vehicles) has grown to the world’s eighth largest, turning out 3 million cars in 2012. ...

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Murugappa Group co Tube Investments i...

by tubelinks on 07/19/2013 - 06:41 pm
Tag: Press Release

PTI reported that Tube Investments, a Murugappa Group company, has inked a joint venture with Japan-headquartered die maker Tsubamex for manufacturing of dies in India. Tsubamex, a player in the sheet metal stamping die industry currently serves several Japanese auto-makers. Chennai based Tube Investment said in a statement that "The joint venture in India between TII and Tsubamex, to be incorporated as TI Tsubamex Ltd will be a 50-50 venture. The company will be incorporated with an overall share capital of INR 70 million.”It added that "The joint venture would target large sheet metal stamping die design and engineering. Besides, the joint venture would pave the way for world-class d ...

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Saudi Steel Pipe Bags OCTG Steel Pipe...

by tubelinks on 07/18/2013 - 07:08 pm
Tag: Press Release

Saudi Steel Pipe Company announced that it has won two contracts for the supply of OCTG steel pipes to Saudi Aramco worth SSR 250 million. The two deals are the continuation of the contracts that were struck in 2012 and the H1 of 2013 and the work is under way to produce and deliver pipes on a monthly basis. Pipes will be produced for these new contracts by the end of the Q2 of next year and until the Q4 of 2014. The continuous winning of contracts despite competition with international companies in this field confirms the company's commitment to quality, delivery and competitive price of SSP products. Pipes for these contracts will be produced at the company pipe factory in Dammam Second In ...

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Chinese Steel Pipe Factory to Ramp up...

by tubelinks on 07/15/2013 - 06:51 pm
Tag: Press Release

Chinese metal pipe manufacturing firm HLD Clark Steel Pipe Co Inc is expected to increase its export operations through this free port after gaining concession to ship via Subic’s New Container Terminal-1. SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia said the Subic Bay International Terminal Corp operator of the NCT-1, had given the Chinese firm a bigger space for stockpiling its cargo in response to the requirements of the Chinese exporter. HLD, which is a subsidiary of Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial Co. Ltd. in China, specializes in the production of high-frequency straight-line welding pipes that are being used as casing pipe for petroleum products. The company has been based since 2009 at the ...

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U.S. Steel Pipe Makers Seek Anti-Dump...

by tubelinks on 07/04/2013 - 11:51 pm
Tag: Press Release

A group of U.S. companies that produce specialty steel pipe used to drill for oil and gas have launched a major trade case, asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to stem what they say is a flood of unfairly traded products from nine countries.

If they succeed, the price of some high-margin steel products sold to the energy industry could rise, benefiting domestic producers like United States Steel Corp(X.N).

The petition, filed on Tuesday on behalf of U.S. Steel and other companies, asked the commission to investigate imports of some "oil country tubular goods" from India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. (link.reuters.com/xud ...

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Bri-Steel Establishes New Benchmark i...

by tubelinks on 07/02/2013 - 07:01 pm
Tag: Press Release

Bri-Chem Corp. ("Bri-Chem"), a leading North American wholesale distributor and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling fluids and steel pipe announces that Bri-Steel Manufacturing, the company's Thermal Pipe Expansion (TPE) division, has successfully produced 36 inch diameter seamless carbon steel pipe which is the largest seamless steel pipe manufactured to date in North America.

Bri-Chem previously announced that it successfully produced 30 inch seamless pipe however today establishes a new benchmark with the completion of the first 36 inch seamless pipe. In addition, the 36 inch pipe manufactured was a standard wall thickness which is generally the most difficult to produce utilizing the ...

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