The steel construction sector demands radical changes in the processes used to cut H, C and IPE type tubes and profiles and to prepare them for successive fabrication steps. There is an increased demand to construct ultra-modern structures. The ever-increasing complexity of forms and requirement of esthetically appealing appearances present a growing fabrication challenge. This modern trend is also seen in residential buildings. Additional aspects of the modern trend are eco-sustainability and the need to complete the projects in shorter time frames to reduce costs.
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Best cutting technology for the fabrication of steel structures
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Right or left-hand or right and left-hand tube bender in automatic process
The bending direction of a tube bending machine is determined by looking down on the bend die. If it rotates clockwise when bending it is “right-hand”. Conversely, if it rotates counter clockwise, it is “left-hand”.
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Advantages and limits of tube 3D laser cutting
3D laser cutting offers expanded opportunities but requires adequate technical solutions to obtain the desired quality and robustness of results.
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Sheet Metal Fabricator Expands its Capabilities
B&J Inc. was originally incorporated in 1975 by the company’s founder as a Machine Shop. B&J was soon recognized for its high-quality work by its customers, and the opportunities allowed the company to expand its operations by adding sheet metal fabrication capabilities as its main source of revenue. B&J, Inc manufactures assemblies/sub-assemblies & components for various industries such as: Gaming/Entertainment, Water Utilities, Automotive, Medical, and Fitness industries, to name a few.
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How a Lasertube can improve your OEE
Whether you are a subcontractor or an OEM, you hear about efficiency, flexibility, and productivity every day. These three buzzwords accompany the productive life of every company and are fundamental in today's market.
Sure, having a goal is crucial, but how do you know if you're moving in the right direction? How can you calculate the level of efficiency, productivity, and flexibility of your production system? More importantly, how can you improve it? By how much and what tools are needed?
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Multiple operations on a single Lasertube system
This is the age of integration, of the All-In-One to reduce operations and optimize production. We want to have everything under control, constantly measured and compared. We want all the information stored in an organized manner because we do not know when we are going to need it again, but we know that we will. We are always on the lookout for more and more sophisticated tools to manage a growing complexity and demand.
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How to make the most of a virtual demonstration
As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic and the resulting restrictions in social contacts, gatherings and movement of people as well as international trade fairs and open houses have ground to a halt and many manufacturers have decided to showcase their products online.
But what does that mean for the customers?
How can you prepare yourself to make the most of a virtual demonstration?
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Criteria Checklist for selecting the right tube bending machine
If you are considering buying a tube bending machine, this checklist will help you to select the most suitable machine to satisfy your requirements. This is a basic guideline that explains the important parameters involved.
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LT14 FIBER: fiber laser cutting system for large diameter tubes
An integral part of the expansive BLM GROUP family of Lasertube systems, the laser cutting systems for large diameter tubes, both fiber and CO2, are characterized by several basic structural differences compared to their counterparts for smaller diameter.
The main ones are the tube handling system with three powerful spindles, two head and one tail, capable of easily handling much larger and heavier tubes, and a 3D laser cutting head moved by five numerically controlled axes allowing the possibility of moving along the entire tube to process both ends as well as the central part.
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The diffusion of metal tubes in manufacturing
The use of metal tubes in manufacturing is a long-established practice. Every year, millions of tons of metal tubes – of all sizes, thicknesses and shapes – are produced for the most diverse sectors.