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December 2017

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ALUMINUM
Sound as a pound

Aluminum survival capsule proves its weight in gold by resisting the pressures exerted by natural disasters.

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LASER TECHNOLOGY
Pinpoint positioning

DDL technology allows for CO2-quality edges with fiber laser speed.

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BENDING/FOLDING
Heavy lifting

Plate roll technology combines short lead times with technical support to get manufacturer ramped up quickly.

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STAMPING/PRESSES
Staging system

Automated press loading reduces die change time from two hours to 10 minutes for continuous aerospace parts production.

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WATERJET CUTTING
Anchors aweigh

Plunging deep beneath the sea, aptly fabricated submersibles dive thousands of feet into the Atlantic.

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TUBE & PIPE
A complex cut

Creating 3D profiles and holes becomes a snap with control managed by algorithm.

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QUARTERLY MARKET REPORT
Metalforming activity forecast to rise

Of 18 manufacturing industries monitored by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), 16 reported growth in October, including fabricated metal products. .

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GUEST EDITORIAL
Eliminate guesswork

When you recognize how aluminum reacts with application-specific alloys, you can bend with confidence.

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FACE TIME
Smoothing edges

From tough burrs to automated equipment, Greg Nykiel, product development specialist at Timesavers LLC, Maple Grove, Minnesota, talks flat part deburring.

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TRAINING & EDUCATION
Productive beginnings

Foundation provides students with funding to help ensure they are well trained and ready for work.

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CUSTOM FABRICATOR
BVI ART REEF

A massive 80-ft. steel rebar and mesh Kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated World War II ship.

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