Welded seam in which the two metal pieces to be joined overlap one another.
Acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Metal melting and fusing using the energy of a concentrated coherent light beam.
A CAD file is like a layered stack of clear transparency films with design information on the different layers. They are superimposed on each other. One can look down through all of the layers at once, or only selected layers.
Drive system which converts rotary to linear motion.
Time required to manufacture a product from order placement until availability. It includes planning, engineering, tool design and construction, acquisition of materials, scheduling, fabrication, finishing and packaging.
Width and height of the filler bead of welding material.
A scissors-like apparatus used to apply pressure to the spinning blank.
Thickness of a line in CAD drawings.
Linear Slide Machine
A vertical slide forming machine with the ability to place several opposing slides arranged in a linear fashion on both the front and back sides of the tooling area providing the ability to produce complicated stampings as well as assemblies.
A straight line segment between two points.
Accumulation and compaction of metal particles between the abrasive grit of a grinding belt disc or wheel rendering it ineffective.
Lock Seam Tube
A hollow closed roll form shape mechanically fastened using the roll form tooling.