At All Metals Fabricating, a “relentless pursuit of excellence” and “innovative” are two of our core values. To deliver on these promises, we always take a forward-looking approach, embracing new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to enhance our capabilities, boost our efficiency, and create cost savings that we can pass on to customers.
We are very excited to announce that we are having a Trumpf 5030 panel bender delivered and installed this month that will give us new capabilities, as well as increase the capacity and throughput of our press brake department! Further, we will also share about the capabilities and benefits of our new dual spindle lathe that we purchased at the end of last year.
As a longstanding UL 508-certified panel shop, we bend sheet metal to make high-quality panels for a wide range of industries. Acquiring this fully automatic Trumpf TruBend Center 7030 empowers us to offer this capability on a far greater scale.
Although many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) invest in this panel bender, you’re less likely to find them on the shop floor of a sheet metal fabricator. Because this machine is quite expensive, only shops like ours—those known as trusted experts in panel bending—can justify such a significant financial investment.
The TruBend Center 7030 is an ideal solution for any sheet metal parts that include panels. By acquiring this panel bender, we are expanding our capacity to fabricate parts for common applications, including:
Dimensional limitations include:
The TruBend Center 7030 is a true game-changer for precision sheet metal fabrication, enabling us to fabricate large-radius and complex parts better than ever, and it is 50% faster than a traditional brake press.
Press brake forming large-radius parts on a traditional machine is extremely time-consuming. The Trumpf panel bender allows us to “bump bend” large-radius parts in half the time.
Because the TruBend Center is fully automated, it requires no setup time once we’ve programmed it for a run. This differentiator is key, as setting up traditional machines is one of the biggest drains in any shop. Streamlining setup combined with the increased processing speed of the machine will allow us to be even more competitive on parts that can be run on this machine.
Complex parts can be challenging to bend using a traditional press brake that moves only along a single plane. In contrast, the Trumpf panel bender can bend up and down so that the part does not have to be repositioned.
At the end of last year, we purchased a new DMG MORI NLX 2500 dual spindle lathe that also has machining capabilities, allowing us to do complex turning and machining work on every surface of the part all in one setup!
The most accurate and robust lathe on the market, the highly efficient DMG MORI NLX 2500 will transform our precision machining capabilities.
On our DMG MORI NLX 2500 have already achieved accuracy within +/-3 µm—or 1/10th of the width of a human hair, making it ideal for high-precision parts for industries including:
This machine boasts unparalleled speed, efficiency, and precision when machining parts up to 3” in diameter.
The DMG MORI NLX 2500 has a motor built right into the turret, which allows us to run the machine at speeds of up to 10,000 RPMs—essentially the same capability as a mill.
Although our preexisting Leadwell lathe has powerful live tooling capabilities, it can run only about half as fast as the DMG. Access to both machines allows us to allocate jobs depending on the level of machining power required.
A dual chuck machine, the DMG MORI NLX 2500 can perform a full rotation of machining tasks without human intervention. When a part is placed on the first spindle, the machine completes turning work on one side while milling on the 4th axis. Next, the other chuck grabs the part and automatically performs turning and milling work on the remaining sides.
On a traditional lathe, we would have to remove the part from the machine and reposition it to perform turning operations on another side. And if a part needed milling, we would need to move it to a separate machine to perform that function. The DMG MORI NLX 2500 harnesses the power of automation and multiple capabilities to allow for a much more hands-off process, enabling better speed and accuracy.
The DMG lathe also ensures precision through built-in thermal compensation. As the machine ramps up and generates heat, it controls for temperature fluctuations that could otherwise affect the accuracy and quality of a part.
While programming and runtime are generally pretty fixed in precision machining, the DMG lathe helps us streamline the portions of the workflow that are more variable: setup and handling. We spend less time manually handling and setting up a part, enabling greater efficiency.
If you need panel work or lathe work, we have open capacity to put these machines to work for you right away! Request a quote for either of our new capabilities today.