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Laser cutting tube? It's easier than you think!

Sep 19, 2021 11:06:13 PM

Progress has brought many benefits, allowing us to move faster and more comfortably with increasingly sophisticated and easy-to-drive cars. Similarly, industrial production has become more efficient and cleaner with automated systems capable of achieving high productivity in safe and sustainable working conditions.

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How to optimize material usage in tube laser-cutting

Sep 8, 2021 7:17:18 PM

One of the crucial aspects of batch preparation for tube laser-cutting is the choice of bars for nesting. Material is the main cost factor in a work order and so its optimal management is essential to achieve a positive profit and yield.

With this crucial factor in mind, BLM GROUP has developed ProTube, for nesting, preparing production batches and monitoring them. The software implements advanced functions to make the best use of raw material at all stages of processing (supply, nesting and processing).

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Bending tool management software for tube fabricators

Jul 28, 2021 11:58:00 AM

Someone not familiar with the tube bending process is unable to imagine the complexity of maintaining the bending tool sets and using them to meet the production department’s requirements. This complexity is further multiplied when using different tube bending machines with different characteristics and needing sets to be tooled in time, whether the production batch is small or large.

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Automotive mass customization and 3D laser cutting

Jul 21, 2021 8:49:59 AM

Would you let someone else choose your next car for you? Probably not. And you probably wouldn't want everyone around you to have the same model as you. It would lose some of its allure, don't you think?

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A compact bending head to produce new geometries

Jul 2, 2021 3:55:22 PM

In the furniture and similar sectors, where the tubes to be bent are often very long and curved into sometimes particularly complex shapes, the bending head must take up as little space as possible to leave room for the shape that the bent tube will assume.

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Lasertube LT8 – choose the configuration that suits your requirement

Jun 25, 2021 9:13:59 AM

BLM GROUP debuted the LT8 in 2006. It became an instant success. Over the years the technology evolved and the LT8 became LT8.10 and later the LT8.20. The LT8 family is the most popular Laser tube cutting system in the world. 

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EM80 – Optional Transverse Drilling/Machining unit for value addition

Jun 18, 2021 2:05:04 PM

In the case of high-volume production where thousands of parts of each type are produced daily, the possibility of integrating a maximum number of processes into a single production cycle has great advantages.

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Tubular Frame Fabrication: Endless Innovation with Lasertube & Artube

Jun 9, 2021 4:07:45 PM

When you think of tube, normally you think of it as a fluid carrier – a water pipe, a gas line or a fuel line. You don’t think of a tube as a structural element, even if we see several examples of tube being used as a structural element in our daily lives. 

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The differences between laser and plasma in tube cutting

May 20, 2021 9:31:41 PM

The differences between laser and plasma cutting in sheet metal are well known but what are the criteria for choosing between them when cutting tubes and profiles?

Laser cutting and plasma cutting are two technologically different metal cutting methods. As can be expected, the characteristics of the cut, the types of applications and the benefits they can offer are also different.

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Automation is renewed and slashes production costs

May 5, 2021 6:00:11 PM

It has been years since there has been such an upheaval in the world of automation and not only in the manufacturing field. We can talk about a real "Renaissance" or as it has been called by theorists a new industrial revolution, (the fourth to be precise).

New technologies, process data collection and analysis, increasingly sophisticated simulations, digital twins, widespread connectivity at various levels (WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet and soon 5G), all accompanied by the ever-present and promising growth of artificial intelligence.

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