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Tube Laser and Welding Technology – How They Work Together

Author: Rich Marker | Updated April 22, 2024 | December 19, 2017
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All Metals Fabrication was founded in 1994 and since then, we’ve been a top-tier metal fabrication company. Our two core markets are industrial metal fabrication and architectural metal fabrication. As industry experts, we specialize in fabricating all types of metal including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass and more.

Tube Laser Technology


Advancements in tube laser technology have significantly reduced welding and assembly times. Here at AMF, our Mazak Fabrigear II 220 gives us the ability to cut tube, pipe, angle, bar, beam and more in rapid time and with incredible precision. Our customers and even our own internal welding crews have been surprised and thrilled by the incredible benefit, especially when it comes to the downstream assembly of materials – we’ve discovered that welded assemblies happen about 30 to 40 percent faster. For example, a normal assembly that may take an hour to weld can be fabricated with tube laser technology in 35-40 minutes, and two-piece cut can nestle up without so much as a finger to hold them together.

done in one tube laser

Welding


Extreme heat from welding metals together can reach temperatures above 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s basically melting pieces of metal together. That much heat can distort and warp materials so it’s important to take steps to avoid over-welding, especially if you like straight, square and well fit assembly of parts. Learn more about All Metals Fabrication’s welding processes here.

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And here’s how we use tube laser and welding together:


How do you turn 3-inch square tube into a rectangular tube with an integral formed corner? Use a tube laser and some skilled welding! This part that Justin is showing in the photo below started out as 3 x 3 x 0.125 steel tube. A little presto magic on the tube laser with some welding and we ended up with a rectangular shape tube tapering from top to bottom and through a formed end.

Square to Round tube laser and welding

The combination of welding and tube laser technology yields endless possibilities—structurally, architecturally, and mechanically. More and more we’re seeing engineers and designers incorporate tube laser technology into welding projects.

At All Metals Fabrication, we serve both industrial and architectural clients. Our list of equipment and services includes

• Dedicated 60’ Tube Lasering
• Flat Sheet Lasering
• Water Jetting
• Rolling
• Forming
• Sawing
• TIG and MIG Welding
• Deburring
• Polishing
• Painting

Call us today to learn how All Metals Fabrication can make your next project a reality!

About the Author

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Rich Marker

All Metals Fabrication Owner and CEO

Rich Marker is an 18 year, skilled professional in metal fabrication and manufacturing. Co-founder, owner and principal of All Metals Fabrication, Rich has helped to sustain the company’s success over a variety of economic conditions. He has extensive background in continuous improvement, training and process improvement, and emotional intelligence—among other specialized proficiencies. He loves to learn, fly fish, watch college football and devour NY style pizza! He has the best family on earth, loves a good plan, great teaching and the opportunity to get better.

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