the sheet metal work this new robot can do without any additional direct labor includes, countersinking & metal forming, louvers, notching, holes, counter boring, stand offs, slitting, stiffening ribs & even tapping holes - roll forming style.
Baltimore, MD (Vocus) July 12, 2010
Marlin Steel purchases fastest Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication Punching robot in the USA. Punching at a speed of 900 strokes per minute while maintaining world-class quality of +/-0.004” (0.1mm) tolerance, Marlin Steel is now a dominant player in metal fabrication, metal stamping, metal forming and steel fabrication. Marlin Steel also announces biggest sheet metal order in company’s 42 year history comprising over 27 different sheet metal components in large volumes. Marlin Steel beat Chinese competitor due to quality and on-time delivery.
Metal Fabrication and metal stamping is needed by the client fast because inventories are being depleted and waiting for a late boat from Asia is unacceptable when supply chains are tightening. Responding to the fast delivery requirements of manufacturing engineers, Marlin Steel’s fast metal forming machine is meeting medical and industrial clients demands for fast delivery. Metal forming at 900 strokes per minute and changing dies in less than a second, Marlin Steel purchased the fastest punch in the USA.
One of Marlin Steel’s Mechanical Engineers, Tony Witt, said that the “tolerances of +/-0.004" (0.1mm) sets us apart from the competition. No one can touch our quality.”
“Our Midwest client has been purchasing from China for over a decade and they got disgusted with the poor quality and the late deliveries. They were buying other products from us and they loved our on-time delivery and quality so they are buying their sheet metal fabrication from us now,” said Drew Greenblatt, President of Marlin Steel.
Besides metal fabrication and metal stamping, Simon Matthews, Marlin Steel’s Plant Manager said “the sheet metal work this new robot can do without any additional direct labor includes, countersinking & metal forming, louvers, notching, holes, counter boring, stand offs, slitting, stiffening ribs & even tapping holes - roll forming style.” Impressively he continues that Marlin Steel’s new metal forming robot “can bend flanges 1" high with no secondary operations.”
Another Marlin Mechanical Engineer, Christopher Elwood, pointed out that “this machine can run over one hundred sheets of material unattended at night and weekends so shipment dates are the fastest in the industry.”
Raw material sheet size can be as large as 100" x 50" so more parts are yielded from a single sheet lowering the cost per part because Marlin Steel is more efficient in reducing scrap material. Marlin Steel’s software allows the parts to nested on the sheet in an optimized manner to maximum the yield of parts per sheet. Because the sheets are optimized, the client saves money.
In addition, the sheet metal forming machine can bend and stamp aluminum, stainless steel, low carbon mild steel as well as lexan, glass, laminated material, plastic & even cardboard.
Marlin is bringing business back to the U.S. from China because of this machine. Our fabricated steel is exported to over 30 countries and in the last week to Austria, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the UK.