Benefits of Custom Metal Fabrication

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Fabricating structural steel isn’t always about mass-producing I-beams—there are plenty of opportunities for custom fabrications. For instance, the blueprints for a new building, bridge, or another structure may call for staircases, flooring, and other architectural components for which unique shapes are required. To meet design specifications, structural steel and plate fabrication companies often use plasma cutting machines that are equipped with CAD/CNC software.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

An important tool for custom metal fabrication is computer-aided design, or CAD, software. This technology creates a digital environment where custom shapes can be drawn, edited, and finalized. Once the profile is ready for production, it can be uploaded to the computer numerical control (CNC) software, which will control the plasma cutting torch during processing.

How CNC Software Improves Custom Metal Fabrication

With CNC software, custom fabrication can be automated. CNC plasma cutting technology can therefore help structural steel and plate fabrication companies speed up operations, while also minimizing cutting mistakes and wasted materials. Indeed, the benefits of CNC controls are many, and that’s particularly true for professional fabricators who equip their shops with the power of BeamCut, the industry’s leading structural steel fabrication technology.

A Robotic Plasma Cutting System That Can Take Your Business to the Next Level of Success

BeamCut is equipped with state-of-the-art features to support your operations, whether you specialize in fabricating custom shapes, standard beam profiles, or both. This automated plasma cutting technology includes CAD/CNC software on an easy-to-use interface. In addition to the CAD environment where custom shapes can be designed, the software features a fully loaded library of profiles commonly used in the construction industry.

Perfect Custom Metal Fabrications

Using the CNC software, you can manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cut paths before the work begins to identify and eliminate any flaws in the design. Combine this benefit with BeamCut’s automated and precise cutting—far faster and more accurate than a handheld torch—and the result is perfect processing, every time.

State-of-the-Art Features for Custom Structural Steel and Plate Fabrication

With BeamCut speeding up production and all but eliminating cutting mistakes and wasted materials, structural steel fabrication shops can reap a nice return on investment when they purchase this powerful CNC plasma cutting machine. In addition to automated technology, BeamCut features:

FANUC Robotics

BeamCut’s six-axis FANUC robotic arm can bevel 360 degrees and process nearly any custom shape needed for your project. It is also three time stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard.

Hypertherm Plasma

BeamCut comes equipped with the Hypertherm X-Definition plasma system, one of the most powerful of its kind.

All-in-One Operations

BeamCut replaces band saws, drill lines, punches, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations, performing all the tasks required by these tools in one pass. You can finally free up some space in your shop!

Learn More About CNC Plasma Cutting Technology for Custom Metal Fabrication

To learn more about BeamCut and how it can take your structural steel and plate fabrication business to the next level of success, contact BeamCut today. When you do, be sure to ask about the free and unlimited lifetime support that we’ll include with your purchase.