Andrew Spence

Steel Industry 4.0: CNC Machine Integration

Steel Industry 4.0: CNC Machine Integration
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Many steel fabricators have invested heavily in advanced CNC machines in recent years, greatly increasing their processing capacity and reducing the amount of costly human errors that inevitably occur with older steel processing processes. What many ...
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Andrew Spence

Steel Stock Management & Purchasing Software

Steel Stock Management & Purchasing Software
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Steel Purchasing and Stock management is one of the most important process in every successful Steel Fabrication business and is also probably one of the most complicated to manage well.   The fact that hot rolled steel components need to be cut...
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Andrew Spence

Steel Production Planning with Graitec Advance Workshop

Steel Production Planning with Graitec Advance Workshop
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One question that we ask steel fabrication production managers to help them think about the way they plan their production is “How long does it take to drill a hole?”. Of course in steel production planning there is no simple correct answer, or way o...
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Andrew Spence

CE Marking Control and EN1090 – What Now?

CE Marking Control and EN1090 – What Now?
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As the CE marking control regulations have been in force in the UK for a good while now, it’s probably a good time to look back and see what it has changed for Steel Fabricators and Stockholders. I think most people now agree that although the proces...
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