November 2, 2012
By: Ed Hansen
Today lean thinking has led many to consider not just manufacturing costs, but also the costs that occur over the entire product life cycle. This is where hybrid laser-arc welding has really stepped up to the plate—literally. The technology can be used to weld high-strength steel parts effectively, which is great news for the transportation industry as they look to reduce the weight of components.
At FABTECH, TRUMPF will display products to propel your business further into the lead including: the new TruBend Center which enables bend geometries not possible with a traditional panel bender, flexible automation concepts for laser cutting, punching and bending machines, and our new TruTops Boost software featuring all-in-one design and programming. Get the “Boost” that only TRUMPF can provide. Stop by and see us in Booth S1701. Visit our website.
Why scaling up may be tough in metal fabrication - by Tim Heston
Hefty competition usually drives companies to consolidate to achieve economies of scale. For metal fabrication, this rule may not apply.
North America's leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry, delivering news, technical articles, and case histories. Print subscriptions are free to qualified persons in North America involved in metal forming and fabricating.