Shear Genius flexible manufacturing cells reportedly save up to 10% in material consumption as compared with traditional fabricating methods. They combine punching, forming, and tapping of a turret punch press with shearing for separating the components. Electricity and compressed air operate these cells, unlike in laser cutting. Units process sheets (mild steel) up to 60 165 in. (1,500 4,200 mm) and 0.16-in.-thick (4 mm). Sheet squaring and shearing up to 60 in. (1,500 mm) is accomplished on a 244-in. (6,200-mm) coordinate table without repositioning.
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