April 1, 2009
Bending tube or pipe successfully is a matter of managing a handful of processes and variables and controlling the flow of the metal. The same principles apply to bending profiles, or rolled steel sections (RSS). However, because profiles aren't closed, they are more prone to distortion than tube or pipe. A close look at an RSS bending job provides a step-by-step approach for tackling this sort of project.
Take the lead in fast flexible fiber laser processing with the Electra FL and FA-L automation. The Flexible Automation for Lasers (FA-L) offers true flexibility, load/unload in 40 seconds and handles sheet sizes from 1000x1000mm up to 3050x1525mm.
Knowing and appreciating the craft of metal fabrication - by Tim Heston
The recipe for precision metal fabrication includes technology and craft. We hear a lot about the technology, but not so much about the craft.
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