Superior Tube's FABRI GEAR 400 Success

Laser cutting gives contract manufacturer the ability to make almost anything from tubing

Superior Tube Products Inc. is a family-owned contract manufacturer that specializes in the fabrication of metal tube and pipe, parts and assemblies. Superior Tube Products Inc. was founded in 1991 with three staff members, but now has about 50 employees.  Superior Tube Products Inc. is a complete one stop solution for clients with their bending, laser cutting and robotic welding capabilities.

The reason they invested in a tube machine was due to industry trends, quoting activity and years of intense research. Based on Superior’s analysis of market needs, they made the decision to target the growing demand for larger, structural tube applications. Featuring a powerful, high-precision 6-axis laser, the 3D FABRI GEAR 400 can handle larger, longer, thicker and heavier material than similar machines due to its rigid work piece handling system incorporating a four chuck design.

The FABRI GEAR 400 has impacted their business positively by enabling Superior Tube Products Inc. to expand their business into new markets and reducing labor costs due to the material handling efficiencies of the system. What was taking two operators prior to owning the FABRI GEAR 400, now only takes one operator.

Full article written by Corinna Petry and published in the August issue of Modern Metals.


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About Mazak Optonics Corporation

Mazak Optonics Corporation is a major supplier of laser-cutting systems, offering 50 laser models and leading the industry in the implementation of emerging laser technologies. The company’s 50,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters are located in Elgin, Illinois, and feature a 30,000 sq. ft. laser technology center housing up to 18 machines for demonstrations and training. Mazak Optonics is part of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation (Oguchi, Japan), the global leader for the manufacture of machine tools and systems for the precision machining of metal parts, including CNC turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers, Multi-Tasking machining centers, turnkey cells and software solutions. The North American Headquarters for Yamazaki Mazak are located in Florence, Kentucky. For more information on Mazak Optonics’ products and solutions, visit, email or call 847.252.4500.