July 5, 2011
By: Chason Thompson
Heavy plate fabricators drill and mill plate to achieve tight tolerances. But these metal cutting tools exert significant forces on the workpiece vibration, particularly in large workpieces such as plate. When machining in general and especially in large plate, three major factors work together: cutting tool selection, milling strategy, and workpiece setup.
See the products TRUMPF will have on display at FABTECH on Nov 11-13 in Atlanta. TRUMPF will introduce a wide array of new products and technologies, including the world premiere of the TruLaser 2030 fiber laser cutting machine, in addition to new laser cutting, punching and press brake technologies, laser marking, laser welding, and power tools. Visit our FABTECH web site: www.us.trumpf.com
From the Web: Harley jewelry; U.S. manufacturing renaissance or fantasy? - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Utica, N.Y., company decorates Harleys; manufacturing renaissance—maybe, maybe not; women provide manufacturing muscle; and predicting metal costs.
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