Tube frames design made simpler
Taking technology on board!
For example, a bus/coach frame traditionally involves several machining operations including: sawing, milling, drilling, punching, notching, deburring etc.
Now it can be a single machine, with a single tool, that "finish-machines" the frame tubes which fit together perfectly because of the inherent accuracy of the tube laser.
Moreover, new levels of creativity allow design innovations such as the "bend-cut" where it's possible to: reduce component parts; significantly reduce welding time; speed up final assembly.
Beside an excellent machine it is then important to have simple but effective design tools in order to:
- manage these and many other laser manufacturing solutions in a totally parametric way, modular in terms of drawing and robust in laser technology management.
- take into account tubes section and thickness and adapt every single geometry.
- configure and exploit all machine functionalities to get a globally efficient process.