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Worldwide Steel Fabrication Scanning Tour

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Computer Application Technologies

CAD/CAD/CAM Technologies are used to save time, reduce costs, and control various aspects of fabrication

Computer Facility - Matuso, Japan
Computer Facility - Matuso, Japan

Computer Facility - Fairfield-Mabey Works, Chepstow, Wales
Computer Facility - Fairfield-Mabey Works,
Chepstow, Wales

Computer Facility - Yokogawa, Japan
Computer Facility - Yokogawa, Japan

Computer Facility - Yokogawa, Japan
Computer Facility - Yokogawa, Japan

Area for Model Preparation and Construction

Model Construction Area - Matsuo, Japan
Model Construction Area - Matsuo, Japan

Automated Marking, Cutting, and Welding Hold Promise for Economy and Cost Savings

Cutting Plates - Matsuo Japan
Cutting Plates - Matsuo Japan

Laser Marking and Cutting - NKK, Japan
Laser Marking and Cutting - NKK, Japan

Multi-Head Cutting of Repetitive Pieces - NKK Japan
Laser Marking and Cutting - NKK, Japan

Multi-Head Cutting of Repetitive Pieces - NKK Japan
Laser Marking and Cutting - NKK, Japan

Laser Marking and Cutting - NKK, Japan
Laser Marking and Cutting - NKK, Japan

Automated Handling and Computer-Controlled Drilling - NKK, Japan
Automated Handling and Computer-Controlled Drilling - NKK, Japan

Automated Handling and Computer-Controlled Drilling - NKK, Japan
Automated Handling and Computer-Controlled Drilling - NKK, Japan

Automated Welding of Stiffeners - Matsuo, Japan
Automated Welding of Stiffeners - Matsuo, Japan

Automated Welding of Stiffeners - Matsuo, Japan
Automated Welding of Stiffeners - Matsuo, Japan

Automated Detailing and Handling - Matsuo, Japan
Automated Detailing and Handling - Matsuo, Japan

Seminars and Closeout Meetings

A Time for Exchange of Information and Technology

Seminars and Closeout Meetings
NKK, Japan

Seminars and Closeout Meetings
NKK, Japan

Seminars and Closeout Meetings
Matsuo, Japan

Large-Scale Presses for Correction of Distortion and Straightening Stiffeners and Plates

Large-Scale Presses for Correction of Distortion and Straightening Stiffeners and Plates - Matsuo, Japan
Matsuo, Japan

Automated Ultrasonic Testing Technology Gives Permanent Record of Weld Quality

Automated Ultrasonic Testing Technology Gives Permanent Record of Weld Quality - Flat Plates NKK
Flat Plates NKK

Automated Ultrasonic Testing Technology Gives Permanent Record of Weld Quality - Flat Plates NKK
Flat Plates NKK

Automated Ultrasonic Testing Technology Gives Permanent Record of Weld Quality - Pipes NKK
Pipes - NKK and Matsuo

Automated Ultrasonic Testing Technology Gives Permanent Record of Weld Quality - Pipes - Matsua
Pipes - NKK and Matsuo

Laboratory Fatigue Testing of Tubular Frame Junctions Assures Longevity of Systems

Laboratory Fatigue Testing of Tubular Frame Junctions Assures Longevity of Systems - NKK, Japan
NKK, Japan

Long-term Weathering Steel Studies Support the Use of Weathering Steel

Long-term Weathering Steel Studies Support the Use of Weathering Steel - NKK, Japan
NKK, Japan

Automated Bolt/Drilling Pattern Verification Holds Potential for Elimination of Pre-assembly

Automated Bolt/Drilling Pattern Verification Holds Potential for Elimination of Pre-assembly - Matsuo, Japan
Matsuo Japan

Computer-Based Component Size and Shape Verification Can Reduce Need for Pre-assembly

Computer-Based Component Size and Shape Verification Can Reduce Need for Pre-assembly
Standard Surveying Equipment Used

Concrete-Encased I-Girders

Concrete-Encased I-Girders - Yokogawa, Japan
Yokogawa, Japan

Updated: 07/24/2013
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