November 9, 2004
By: Alec Banish
Tube fabricators use a variety of methods—sawing, lathe cutting, rotary cutting, supported shear cutting, dual-blade shear cutting, and laser cutting—to cut tubing from mill lengths into shorter pieces for use in final fabrication. No single method is optimal for cutting the broad range of tubular materials and tubular shapes produced by this industry.
“I have never had a machine perform as well as the Prima Power Shear Genius. And when you take the reliability of the SG into consideration, there is no comparison.” Jeff Mooney, Altec Body Mfg.
From the Web: Low wages ‘major’ issue; inside a 3-D machine shop; ‘craftsmanship is still around’ - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Low wages a major impediment to labor supply; inside Incodema 3D’s facility; job shop named best business in Blue Earth, Minn.; Mississippi shop grows, invests, hires; and craftsmanship is still around.
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