Welcome to Pipeworx

Pipeworx is a premier fabrication, welding, 3D scanning and design shop located in Austin, Texas. We specialize in metal shaping, TIG welding, and fabrication of anything imaginable, we bring your ideas from concept to reality.

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Friday
Sep282018

Custom Stainless Exhaust for 16 liter Billet Aluminum Engine

We made equal length headers and a custom stainless exhaust system for this 1969 Camaro with an 855 cubic inch TRE Racing Engines motor.  All bends and tubes are from 304 stainless American made tubing in 16 gauge thickness and utilized V-band clamps for the joints.  The header main tubes are 2.25" and then flow into Burn's Stainless merged collectors with a reverse cone taper to 4" exit.  CNC machined O2 sensor bungs and exhaust hanger brackets were used along with turbo baffle inserts to keep the midrange torque of the engine.  The tubes were brushed prior to welding to give a homogeneous finish and the weld areas were left with the heat effected zone finish.  The 3/8" thick stainless flanges were designed in Solidworks then CNC machined as this is a custom engine and needed custom flanges for the work done.

 

 

Tuesday
Jun192018

Motovation USA BMW R9T

We built a custom BMW R9T for Motovation USA that was on display at the Handbuilt Show during Moto GP.  The bike was in the Rizoma booth to showcase the parts they manufacture and it wore custom stainless Pipeworx exhaust silenced with a sponsored custom titanium SC-Project can.  The R9T has had a new custom rear frame manufactured by Pipeworx along with tail section, seat, belly pan, exhaust, triple clamps, Moto Gadget gauge and just about anything else imaginable.  Notice how the relocated oil cooler and custom exhaust clean up the front lines of the bike and highlight the new Rizoma billet front engine cover.  With the BST carbon fiber wheels, braking needed an upgrade as they reduce rotational mass and allow more horsepower to be put to the ground.  We utilized Faro 3D scanning technology and CAD program Solidworks to design the CNC pressbrake bent seat pan, which was wrapped in factory M5 BMW leather.  The bike stays on display in the showroom of Motovation USA, if you are in the area stop by and have a look while picking up some parts for your two wheeled infatuation. 

 

 

 

Sunday
Mar192017

The Austin Mangler

Just finished making the custom headers for the Austin Mangler owned by David Webber of Austin, Texas. All tubing was cut from sections then fully TIG welded while back purging the insides for a smooth weld. This is a 600 plus horse power blown small block Model A Sedan, look for it on the streets of Austin. Can Pipeworx help you with your custom exhaust needs?

 

 

Wednesday
Feb222017

Lightweight E-Type Chromoly Cage

This is a custom FIA legal chromoly cage I built for the aluminum bodied Jaguar E-type replica. All attachment points were hand fit for a tight joint then TIG welded. I made custom brackets to insert inside the inner structural chambers of the car so the outer plates would have a solid foundation in which to bolt.

Wednesday
Jan042017

Skip's '51 Chevy 5 Window Truck

I did some extensive inner fender well modifications for Skip's '51 5 window Chevrolet truck. He wanted the inner fenders to fit around these equal length stainless headers. I carried the stock reveal line through the bubbles to make them look like they came from the factory stamped that way. The reverse curve sections that blend the outward bubble to the stock inner fenders were definitely the hardest part.