This Flexible Welding Enclosure was custom built for use during the manufacture of racing vehicles. Systems can be manufactured with numerous access locations for personnel gloves and gas/electrical entries. Large leak-tight zips afford easy access for components.
These new enclosures use advanced engineering polymers that are ideal for controlling particulate contamination in aerospace, automotive, biochemical, medical, food and beverage, semiconductor and nuclear welding applications.
Metal Forming & Fabricating, Plasma Cutting Systems
A small investment of your time in a regular preventive maintenance routine is often all that is needed for your plasma cutting system to remain in good shape. This active approach, as opposed to a costly reactive approach, not only extends the life of your consumables, but also the life of your entire cutting machine.
CAD/CAM Software, Metal Forming & Fabricating
Nesting tends to be a manual operation at Tetra Pak CPS because the size of the parts frequently limits the options to only one way of fitting them on a sheet. For larger areas of scrap material, the shop uses functions in the Expert CAD/CAM software to cut up waste into manageable sections so it can be easily removed from the plasma cutter by the operator.
Tetra Pak uses Lantek Expert CADCAM software to laser cut large stainless steel sheet metal parts for diary and cheese processing vats. Here's how they do it.
Metal Forming & Fabricating
A hydraulically powered ram on the large-scale leveling unit presses the part against two anvils to shape it by applying forces of up to 25,000 kN with tolerances of less than 0.1 mm. (Photo courtesy of MAE Götzen)
This powerful hydraulic leveling system uses advanced controls to reduce energy consumption up to 80 percent and noise by as much as 20 decibels as it straightens gigantic steel parts with high precision.
Industry News

Affordable Automated Cross‐Cutting System for Non‐Ferrous Metal

The fully automated TigerSaw 2000 cross‐cutting saw system from TigerStop is ideal for cutting aluminum extrusions, solid and hollow tube and pipe, and pack sawing.

Blueprint for the Future

Fabricators must continually explore new technologies that will grow along with their operations to help them stay competitive, profitable, productive, and ahead of the curve so they are prepared for the demands of the future. 

All Over the Mapp

The next step in the Internet of Things is here. These robots and the machine tools they tend can use a single controller for automated interaction instead of separate units operated by different kinds of software that must communicate through a fieldbus. Now the same control system can manage both the machines and the robots of an automated plant.

How to 3D Print Precision Drills

The days when precision tools and additive manufacturing strategies could not co-exist are history.

Eliminating Defective Fasteners with 3D Inspection

As lightweight materials sweep the industry, fastener manufacturers have discovered how to overcome the problems of achieving zero defects through 100 percent inspection.

How HVLS Fans and Curtain Walls Improve Indoor Air Quality

The containment of dust and other air particulates generated by cutting, grinding and welding is one of the biggest quality and safety challenges in the metalworking industry. Problems caused by in-plant dust/particulates are a dangerous issue to ignore, so here are two cost effective ways to address them.

The Making of a Visual Workplace

One of the key components to 5S workplace organization and the war on waste – and one of the most misunderstood opportunities for huge improvement – is the use of visual devices that clearly and precisely explain how to perform error-free work safely, smoothly, reliably, and on time. 

Tool Storage And Transport

Kennedy Manufacturing showcase their new CNC Series of carts, toolholder, carriers and drawer inserts.