Steel detailing is a vitally important process in the construction of buildings, bridges, ships, and other structures. Each steel material that is created for the project needs to be 100% accurate to what is called for in the shop drawings to ensure the structure can be properly and safely constructed. Fabricators who specialize in structural steel need to be wizards at steel detailing if they are to succeed in the industry.
Matching the Shop Drawings
Shop drawings are typically provided by the architect and depict every minute detail of the material that is to be fabricated. Details can include which parts are needed, such as beams, columns, braces, and joists, as well as profile dimensions and sizes. Shop drawings also include specifications for welding, bolting, and other components that are required for the material. These instructions need to be followed exactly if the finished product is to be accepted by the architect and used in the project.
Get It Right the First Time With BeamCut
BeamCut is the most advanced CNC plasma cutting technology in the industry. Designed to improve and streamline fabrications of structural steel, BeamCut is a vital resource for shop owners who pride themselves on perfection and timely deliveries. BeamCut can help ensure accurate fabrications that match the architect’s exact specifications in the shop drawings.
User-Friendly CAD/CAM/CNC Software
BeamCut comes pre-loaded with a profile library of the most common structural steel shapes. For custom steel detailing projects, unique profiles can be drawn using the CAD software. From there, simulations can be run in the CNC software to identify any cutting issues before they happen. For instance, fabricators can manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts, and track robotic cutting paths to ensure the programming is free of errors. This allows for perfect fabrications on the first pass, with no wasted materials eating up costs and slowing down production.
Powerful Enough for Nearly Any Fabrication
BeamCut is equipped with a six-axis, 360-degree-beveling FANUC robotic arm. Pair this with the latest X-Definition plasma from Hypertherm, and BeamCut can process nearly any custom profile. And thanks to fully automated operations, it can handle every step of the fabrication process in one pass.
Benefits of Automation
BeamCut’s all-in-one design replaces drill lines, band saws, punches, coping and grinding stations, and layout and marking stations. Not only will this free up physical space in your shop, but it will also allow you to reap many other benefits. First, because every fabrication is processed in one step, the material only needs to be loaded and unloaded once, minimizing material handling and the risk of damage that comes with it. Second, BeamCut only requires one technician to operate, allowing you to better manage labor costs. Third, automated operations can speed up production in your shop, ensuring on-time deliveries and freeing up time for you to move on to the next project.
Taking Your Shop to the Next Level
All of these outstanding features and benefits can help your structural steel fabrication shop succeed. To learn more about how BeamCut can perfect your fabrication of steel detailing and custom materials, contact us today. When you do, we’ll also tell you about BeamCut’s free and unlimited lifetime support.