LASTTS (LASer cutting Technology for Tubular Structures) is the European project that studies the use of laser-made passing through joinery between tubes and beams. The goal is to increase the efficiency of the construction sector.
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In this article you will discover the reasons why several steel stakeholders have turned into metal service centers and you can explore the strategies they have adopted to make this change.
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The Belgian based metal construction company Walcarius NV wanted to stand out in the steel construction world by exploiting tube and beam machining and their interlocking potential offered by 3D laser cutting.
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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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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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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?