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AT&F Wisconsin investing in new high-definition plasma cutting machine


July 21, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jul. 21, 2016 – AT&F’s Wisconsin facility will soon enjoy a new high-definition plasma cutting machine. Boasting an “innovative” five-axis bevel head, capable of cutting up to 2 inches thick, the machine promises the latest in CNC controls and supporting software for “superior small diameter hole cutting accuracy.”

The ability to cut contour bevels “creates opportunities” for design-related enhancements to weldments and other fabricated structures, said the company, adding that the machine closely matches one at AT&F’s Cleveland, Ohio facility. The working envelope allows plates up to 10 ft. x 40 ft. to be cut on the machine. The new equipment is scheduled to be online by August 2016, noted AT&F. According a statement from the company, the technology allows for multiple steps and part preparation to be performed on a single asset, “thus improving efficiency and lowering costs.”

“We are investing heavily into AT&F Wisconsin and greatly improving our capabilities here,” said Michael Forde Ripich, AT&F president and CEO. “This new machine and similar investments put action behind our credo of ‘We Invest in Customer Success.’ This, in addition to our large machining centre, will allow us to serve both current and new customers in the local area and do much to complement our global operations.”

AT&F Wisconsin specializes in full assembly work and plans to use the new equipment for customers in construction, mining, defence, shipbuilding, bridge support and other industries in the Great Lakes region requiring steel fabrication.

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