A designation of a grade of steel suitable for moderate forming processes. Material of this quality is ductile enough to be bent flat on itself in any direction in a standard bending process. The term is commonly used to designate mild steel. Also known as CS (commercial steel) or CQ (commercial quality). Also see deep-drawing steel, drawing steel, and extra-deep-drawing steel.
Mazak OPTIPLEX Fiber Laser-Cutting System
Compared to conventional laser processing machines, the OPTIPLEX Fiber significantly increases the productivity of thin worksheet cutting with impressive accuracy and cuts up to 0.875” in CRS. The laser is designed to process reflective materials with greater thicknesses and at greater speeds than its CO2 counterpart.
Fabricating next-generation workers - by Dan Davis Many fabricators are sitting on the sidelines when it comes to training their current stable of employees and creating a new generation of workers. In the end, that's bad for business.
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