Bayside Machine: Technology is still key

Nine years ago, we stated technology is key. We find ourselves again investing in technology at our newly opened fabrication facility on Spirit Way in the Ashwaubenon Industrial Park to accommodate growth.

With this latest expansion Bayside has expanded its welding capabilities, made Investments in High Speed Laser Cutting and state of the art Press Break Operations.   Additional staff has been added to operate powerful 3D design software to further improve the accuracy and efficiency of the manufacturing process.

Automating the most time-consuming unfolding process in Sheet Metal Processing —  Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication & Cutting

This system heralds the end of design engineers only focusing on design, and the production shops concerns over processing. Sheet metal design is no exception in its increased use of 3D design tools. In response to this situation, Amada has released SheetWorks for Unfold as the core of our 3D-based sheet metal production system. Its unrivaled performance will instantly make conventional systems obsolete and transport you to a new 30 concept

AMADA’s new HG press brake series can handle a full range of material thicknesses in bend lengths from 55 to 169.3 inches. Equipped with a newly-developed AMNC 3i (intelligent, interactive, integrated) control, the HG series provides high-speed and high-accuracy with unprecedented ease of use. A 19″ multi-touch LCD panel ensures simplified operation. The user-friendly screen is designed for intuitive operation (similar to a smartphone) allowing for fast and efficient entry even if an operator lacks experience. Enhanced database network features provide better communication between the CAM program and the AMNC 3i — resulting in less manual interaction and faster processing.

This fiber laser cutting machine delivers higher speed and faster acceleration processing by utilizing a carriage with a lower center of gravity and the latest motion system incorporating high torque motors and helical rack drives. Combined with an Amada designed oscillator, the LCG AJ fiber laser cutting machine enhances processing speeds and productivity along with the ability to process highly reflective, exotic materials with ease.

Welding is the main focus of steel fabrication. The formed and machined parts will be assembled and tack welded into place then re-checked for accuracy.      A fixture may be used to locate parts for welding if multiple weldments have been ordered. The welder then completes welding as per the engineering drawings if welding is detailed, or as per his/her own judgement if no welding details are provided.  Special precautions may be needed to prevent warping of the weldment due to heat. These may include re-designing the weldment to use less weld, welding in a staggered fashion, using a stout fixture, covering the weldment in sand during cooling, and straightening operations after welding.