February 27, 2003
By: Kent Horn
In the 1980s, when CNC machinery evolved, tube fabricators made the transition from manually forming each part to allowing a machine to form the parts unassisted. Now in the age of Windows®-based computers and brushless electric servo drives, these machines can seem like relics. But don't take them to the scrap heap just yet.
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: Steel making, fabricating have changed; mfg & politics; 3-D printing semi-solid metals - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— AISC VP sets the record straight about today’s steel production; what skills today’s factory workers need; manufacturing and politics, and developments in 3-D printing.
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