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3D laser cutting and other technologies for bent or hydroformed tubes

Jul 31, 2020 11:55:00 AM

Advanced processes for tube manufacturing, the result of growing demand for increased productivity and above all, flexibility, has led to the creation of systems capable of performing complex and precision operations on pre- bent, hydroformed or shaped tubes. 3D laser cutting technology is playing an increasingly important role in this type of processes.

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How helping a friend turned into a pioneering business

Jul 21, 2020 9:30:00 AM

“I didn’t know anything about having my own company,” begins Cullen Raichart, Founder & CEO of GreenBroz, an emerging agricultural machine manufacturer. He continues, “I was a Chief Engineer at a Fortune 500 company and didn’t have real knowledge about building a company. I’ve always been an inventor, always someone who tinkered with stuff, and always could fix things.”

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Light cuts -The origins of laser

Jul 14, 2020 4:31:54 PM

A simple beam of light, ephemeral and intangible in itself, can be astonishingly powerful and fast when it comes to cutting the hardest metals. How is that possible?
 
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Industry 4.0 platform provides integration for tubular products

Jul 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Many tube fabricators use a different programming platform for each machine, which leads to some specific inefficiencies. Connecting two or more processes together using Industry 4.0 technology platforms provides a seamless operation in programming, fabricating, and process validation.

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Consider the Big Picture when Manufacturing Complex Tube Assemblies

Jun 30, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Manufacturers are continually looking for ways to eliminate waste in their manufacturing process and save cost. Tube fabricators are no different. This becomes even more evident when multiple tubes are required to build an assembly.

One of the most cumbersome challenges faced by tube fabricators is the joining of tube components. Difficulties are often encountered with fit-up, fixturing and assembly.

This is especially true when secondary process operations, such coping and mitering, are required after the bending process.

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LT8.10: the winning strategy of Optimal Metal Services

Jun 17, 2020 8:53:57 AM

Since its establishment 25 years ago in a garage in Kings Lynn, Norfolk in the UK, Optimal Metal Services has followed the relatively simple, yet effective, growth strategy of constantly adding value to the products offered to their customers mainly by continuously investing in new sheet processing machinery for punching, laser-cutting, bending, etc.

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The advantages of laser cutting on welded joint production

Jun 11, 2020 11:20:21 AM

The precision and technological features of laser cutting are opening new perspectives in the production of welded joints for the structural applications, making it possible to create complex geometry connections with greater accuracy and speed than in the past.

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From coil to bent and end-formed tube

Jun 3, 2020 7:21:34 PM

The processing of tube from "coil" has always been one of the development sectors that BLM GROUP has specialized in over the years. It can offer a wide range of solutions suitable for any need.

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Innovative machinery - bolster your business with high-value investments

May 31, 2020 9:29:29 AM

Through innovation, entrepreneurs can achieve many advantages for their company, their people and their customers. In this article, we will discuss some aspects which may be particularly interesting and that may help or inspire anyone who wants to make innovation the focus for their future growth and sustainability.

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Designing a frame is much easier with joints

May 27, 2020 7:18:52 PM

Structures and frames made of metal tubes have long since become widespread in all industrial sectors. Their presence and complexity have gone hand in hand with the availability of tools and technologies capable of designing and implementing them in a way that makes them functional but also, and above all, cost-effective.

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