FMA

Sue Roberts

Contributing Editor
FMA
833 Featherstone Rd
Rockford, IL 61107

Punzonando formas hacia arriba

March 25, 2014

By:

Desde producir avellanados simples a dobleces, pestañas, persianas altas y formas especiales complejas, el formado ascendente puede mejorar la capacidad de tareas múltiples de una torreta y reducir procesos múltiples a un solo paso. Con el formado ascendente, esos problemas de marcado y deformación del material se evitan debido a que el dado de formado descansa a la misma altura que los dados estándar y sube arriba de la línea de dado sólo durante el proceso de formado.

Seguir leyendo

Automation relieves punching bottleneck

February 28, 2014

By:

Experience plus planning get more out of automation at Overlanders Manufacturing

Continue Reading

Punching up forms on a turret press - TheFabricator.com

Punching up forms on a turret press

October 7, 2013

By:

From producing fairly simple tapping extrusions to bends to tabs to tall louvers to complex special shapes, upforming can enhance a turret’s multitasking capabilities and reduce multiple processes to one pass.

Continue Reading

Tooling changeove can be a pressing issue - TheFabricator.com

Tooling changeover can be a pressing issue

March 7, 2013

By:

Press brake manufacturers have responded to industry’s need to produce small batches of parts that require frequent tooling changes by designing options and systems to reduce setup time by managing, storing, and automatically changing upper and lower tools. Operators can spend less time physically involved with setup and more time with the profit-making bending process. Reduced margin for error and less scrap are added benefits. However, there are steps that can be taken to reduce setup time without investing in new press brake equipment.

Continue Reading

Succeed at welding thick aluminum with the right material preparation, filler choice, and equipment - TheFabricator.com

Succeed at welding thick aluminum with the right material preparation, filler choice, and equipment

December 3, 2012

By:

Aluminum is tough to weld, but its advantages of high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, excellent mechanical properties at low temperatures, and recyclability put it at the top of the materials list for fabrications, including many with substantial bulk. Two industry experts shared tips on how to produce good welds in thick aluminum.

Continue Reading

Rolling, rolling, and rolling complex profiles - TheFabricator.com

Rolling, rolling, and rolling complex profiles

September 3, 2012

By:

Commercial Roll Formed Products uses a 60-station, modular Dreistern roll forming line to produce highly complex profiles. A focus on producing custom parts has helped the Canadian family-run business grow to include over 30 roll form lines.

Continue Reading

Piecing together a growing business - TheFabricator.com

Piecing together a growing business

August 3, 2012

By:

The ironworker at RJ Industries keeps modular aluminum components flowing. At this shop, the tried-and-true machine is the center of cutting and punching production.

Continue Reading