This week’s “Cool Stuff Being Made” video profiles one of the building blocks of American manufacturing, only in this case, the blocks are tubes — high-quality, precision metal tubes. John Reinhart, director of development with Superior Tube Company in Collegeville, Pa., shares his company’s “tubeology” and what it takes to manufacture small-diameter metal tubing for the mega-industries of automotives, aerospace and medicine.
The local paper, The Mercury, did a nice company profile of Superior Tube in last year’s Progress edition, “Superior Product: The sky’s the limit for longtime area producer of high-end tubing.” The family-owned company got its start in 1934 making nickel tubing; today the aeronautics industry is a prime customer. To see Superior Tube at work, click the embedded video or go to the NAM’s video homepage at www.YouTube.com/namvideo, and click here.
Original footage is courtesy the Pennsylvania Cable Network, good friends of manufacturing, education and, of course, Pennsylvania.
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