Computer Numerical Control (CNC) cutting has revolutionised the metal fabrication and welding industry. Common CNC cutting methods used by fabricators are laser cutting, plasma cutting, or water jet cutting. Laser cutting is the preferred CNC cutting method for most fabricators. To read more about the advantages and disadvantages of the different CNC cutting processes you will be able to read more soon on my Blogg page.
My intention for The Boiler Shop (TBS) is to provide a go to place for fabricators, welders & hobbyists to access and download DXF files & assembly videos which can be used for creative artistic fabrication applications. All the DXF files that you will be able to obtain from TBS have been designed by me. Refer to the youtube video on the home page which will display a lot of my work and the products that I intend to make available to download.
Laser cutting is my preferred method of CNC cutting and some of the intricate items that I have designed I will ONLY recommend laser cutting. Some items that I have designed the plasma cutting process can be used as the accuracy of the finished item is not as important. You can read more on this topic soon on my Blogg page.
We are in exciting times in the fabrication industry; the CNC landscape holds tremendous opportunity for young tradespeople. CNC skills are not just restricted to high speed cutting applications; the skills are also transferable into CNC bending and rolling equipment as well as robotic applications. With Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software readily available and CNC cutting equipment becoming more affordable there is an increasing demand for fabricators with skills to operate and use CNC equipment. 3d printing applications are also becoming more widely used, but don’t get me started on that we will keep that discussion for another day.
Who is Glen Jones and what are his qualifications?
Glen Jones - Welding & Fabrication Projects