Lasertube

A new way of making architecture


Initial situation

At the start of the third millennium, architectural development based primarily on the use of reinforced concrete is outdated. Today’s architecture has to deal with new paradigms: reduce land consumption, restore and salvage buildings, use recyclable materials and products, repurpose buildings at the end of their service life with attention to social and environmental costs.

Effect

Steel is an effective solution for this philosophy: it is seismically safe due to the lightness and flexibility, traceable, high performing and cost-effective. Steel has a high architectural and expressive value and reliable construction timing. Use of steel saves energy, allows thermal and acoustic efficiency and it is 100% recyclable which supports a circular economy.

The solution

Lasertube cutting technology provides an effective contribution to the production of steel structures. Thanks to the new possibilities and cutting geometries offered by 3D laser cutting, it allows finding new junction shapes between structural elements, offering new scenarios for designers that contribute to further increasing the advantages of building with steel.

The benefits

Lasertube technology allows for the automatic production of parts designed in CAD, with precision and repeatability. It performs various operations that once required several machines, such as a saw for cutting, a drill for drilling, a milling machine for contouring, a grinder for grinding, etc.

Technical aspects

The ability to design and produce parts that fit together in a precise and simple fashion ensures a considerable reduction in the time and cost of assembly, eliminating intermediate storage of semi-processed parts and allowing assembly directly at the construction site. In addition, Lasertube technology offers the ability to design in a new way, one that is modular and parametric of parts and therefore of structures, thanks to the ability to perform any trajectory, orthogonal or not in relation to the surface thus obtaining bevels for welding at full or partial penetration.