The lightweight metal construction conceals a heavy intelligence
that matches aesthetics, safety and economic advantage. A
construction detail can encompass sophisticated technologies or
express the simplest living functionality.
The manufacturing of active facades, that let light pass through, and airflows passage in the cavity, improve the microclimate comfort, reducing the need for electricity and heating. For these reasons, the use of metal structures is increasingly widespread in the structural field.
Laser technology offers a series of advantages in the structural field, with special reference both to mechanical properties and to applications relating to tubular steel structures. Its use, when compared to traditional technologies, allows the designer greater architectural freedom and increased efficiency at both structural and productive levels. Thanks to self-referencing joints, the equipping costs are considerably reduced for the subsequent welding phase and the installation is much easier.
The BLM GROUP, thanks to its thirty years of experience in the laser tube field, is in a position to offer the most appropriate production solutions for this area.
If shape faults or major axial deformations are not taken into consideration as they occur during tube machining, the end cuts will be distorted and holes and geometries will be positioned incorrectly. Traditionally, multiple technologies are needed to obtain parts starting from tubes and sections for structural applications and errors may occur when repeatedly arranging parts on different machine tools. The parts need to be adjusted at the end using manual grinders to bring tolerances within the established range. In addition to wasting time, the resulting quality is not always predictable and the required repeatability cannot be guaranteed. Lasertube LT14 and LT20 solve these problems by measuring the tube shape errors and automatically generating the corrections to be implemented in the part programs. In this manner, high quality production within the assigned tolerances is obtained and, above all, the required repeatability is achieved for the entire production.