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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Bending tool management software for tube fabricators
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Automotive mass customization and 3D laser cutting
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
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
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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Tubular Frame Fabrication: Endless Innovation with Lasertube & Artube
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
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
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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Steel construction profits from laser quality
With the introduction of the newest generation of laser cutting machines for tube and sheet materials, more and more steel construction companies are seeing the benefits of high precision cutting with a laser.
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Techniques and technologies for bending tubular heating elements
Tubular heating elements are components that convert electrical energy into thermal energy for heating liquids or gases.
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Sheet laser cutting – features that optimize performance!
When one thinks of BLM GROUP’s laser machines, one immediately thinks of Lasertube systems.
It is quite natural that BLM GROUP is firmly associated to laser tube cutting as the technology was invented, developed and brought to the current level of reliable high productivity systems, by BLM GROUP.
This spectacular success in the tube sector sometimes makes people forget that BLM GROUP has been manufacturing laser sheet cutting systems for the past 30 years.