BLM GROUP Blog - metalworking

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7 benefits of automatic storage system for Lasertube cutting machine

Jul 27, 2022 5:14:30 PM

The subject of material loading and unloading automation is well established in sheet laser cutting with a multitude of solutions and complexity. In contrast, tube laser cutting systems equipped with vertical storage systems, for tubes and section bars, capable of handling bars automatically and allowing for unmanned production changes have only been available for a few years.

Let's look below at the advantages of using an automatic tube and section bar storage system with a Lasertube cutting system.

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Lasertube precision: the key to a winning business strategy

Jan 26, 2022 8:47:00 AM

Mr. Li, founder, sole owner and General Manager of Jiaxing Haiong Electromechanical Technology, has always had a real fascination for designer furniture. At the beginning of his working career Mr. Li traded in raw materials for the food processing sector and designed furniture made of wood as a second job.

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8 reasons for choosing an all-electric tube bending machine

Jan 18, 2022 2:04:00 PM

Automatic tube bending machines are widely used in a variety of areas of application such as automotive, motorcycle, aerospace, furniture, industrial vehicles, and residential and industrial heating and cooling systems.

Unlike the traditional manual tube bending machines, mainly used as work tools on construction sites, automatic tube bending machines are real industrial systems for mass production of components made from tube and can be electric hydraulic, hereinafter simply called hydraulic tube bending machines, or all-electric.
This article describes the main advantages offered by the all-electric tube bending machines.

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Managing weld seams makes the difference in tube processing

Jan 4, 2022 9:48:00 AM

There are many cases in which the weld seams on tubes are an issue that must be addressed in order to obtain satisfactory finished parts. Technical requirements, appearance, structural and thickness tolerances and process continuity of the weld do not allow for leaving the position of the weld seam to chance. This rings true for laser cutting and bending alike. Let's take a closer look at the solutions available on BLM GROUP systems.

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Optimal preparation of production batches and nesting

Dec 20, 2021 8:28:14 AM

Creating production batches is a key step of tube processing on the shop floor.

The jobs loaded on the machine must contain all the information needed to proceed, including machine movement instructions, geometric details of the part, material characterization and technological options.

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Small batches? How to produce the fixtures for 3D laser cutting?

Nov 23, 2021 8:42:58 AM

In 3D Laser cutting, the part to be cut needs to be positioned and held in the working area of the machine in a repeatable way. One must use some kind a support to achieve this objective. Such supports are known as fixtures, reference fixtures or fixing gauge

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Metazet FormFlex uses BLM GROUP for tube and sheet laser cutting

Nov 18, 2021 2:04:20 PM

The Dutch firm Metazet FormFlex, global total partner in horticulture, replaced its existing BLM GROUP laser cutting machines after 17 years with the GROUP’s latest technology tube and sheet machinesp.

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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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