AT&F is a world-class metal fabricator, providing quality steel products and components for some of the world’s greatest engineering feats and innovations.
As one of the world’s premier metal fabrication companies, AT&F creates components that quite literally shape the industries we serve. AT&F's core focus is to Build, Protect, Energize, and Move the World through metal fabrication.
How AT&F's core focus represents the core industries we serve:
- Build= Construction and Mining
- Protect= Defense
- Energize= Renewable Energy
- Move= Infrastructure and Shipbuilding
With a core focus on investment in game-changing technology and innovation, AT&F is pleased to announce the addition of its newest 5-axis waterjet cutting system. The specialized equipment was developed for AT&F to achieve the fastest cutting speeds possible while maintaining exceptional edge quality. This high quality cutting method allows for less machining, decreasing costs and increasing overall efficiency.
A weather buoy in Lake Erie measures the average wind speed at 15 miles per hour. Lorry Wagner, a researcher highly involved in the revolutionary effort to line Lake Erie with wind turbines, says wind speeds are better here than the mid-Atlantic. The potential for wind power generation is just off our shores.
In the 1830’s, cranes were able to lift their own weight. Today, cranes can lift 10 times their own weight. How? Innovation. Not only through better design, but advancement in high strength steel and fabrication processes.
Welding is a method of bonding two pieces of metal together. In many cases, this bond can be stronger than the base material. The process of fusing two separate pieces of metal requires the base metal to melt and flow together. Old methods would use a blowtorch to heat metal until the base pieces reached melting temperature. New methods use electric arcs to generate the required heat. An electrode—consumable and charged positively or negatively depending on the character of the weld—is passed to a workpiece. There are many methods to achieve metal fusion via welding and choosing the right method is crucial. Here are the different welding methods and their applications: