AT&F Blog

From the Floor - Short Span Bridge Girders

Bridge girders, like the formed ones pictured below, will be used to replace tens of thousands of aging short span bridges throughout the country. These girders are a critical component of state-of-the-art bridge technology which drastically increases the speed that bridges can be built. See more about AT&F's bridge girder fabrication here.

From the Floor - Thick Cylinder Rolling

Few companies have the capabilities to cold roll an 8" thick cylinder. This particular cylinder has been explosion cladded with a corrosion resistant metal.

Visit our Booth #734 - Building You BIG Bridges at NASCC The Steel Conference in Orlando!

NASCC: The Steel Conference is the place for engineers, fabricators, detailers and erectors to learn about structural steel design and construction, to interact with their peers and to see the latest products for steel buildings and bridges. The Steel Conference offers more than 100 technical sessions and is the premier educational event for structural engineers, fabricators, erectors and detailers. In addition to practical seminars on the latest design concepts and construction techniques, the Conference offers an extensive trade show (featuring products ranging from structural software to machinery for cutting steel beams) and plentiful networking opportunities. It's a once-a-year opportunity to learn the latest techniques, see the most innovative products and network with your peers and clients. One low registration fee gains you admittance to technical sessions, keynote address, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall.

From the Floor - Stainless Steel Rail Components

We are packaging some beautiful stainless steel rail parts for shipment today. These parts will end up being used as side sills for locomotives.

Hot vs Cold Forming

The process of rolling steel is more complicated than it might seem at first. Depending on the process used, different factors need to be considered. For example, cold rolling a part increases its brittleness which can cause it to break under the wrong conditions. When hot rolling, other factors need to be considered such as how to avoid or correct transformations in the material or thermal distortion.

From the Floor - Clean Energy Cellulosic Ethonol Unit

We had the honor of having our customer on site to witness the inaugural use of our newest Cellulosic Ethonol unit. This biofuel unit was produced by AT&F Advanced Metals located in Orrville Ohio, specializing in corrosion resistant metals including titanium, zirconium, and hastelloy. Read more about AT&F Advance Metals capabilities here.

BIG in Forming - Long Press Brake Forming - 59 Feet Single Ram!

Using one of the largest single ram press brakes in the world, AT&F is able to achieve extreme tolerances on very long parts. Watch the new video of the 2800T press brake below.

Dahej Project Team in the Field with AT&F India Field Fabrication Team

 

BIG with Press Brake Formed Tub Girder Technology

First Bridge in the U.S. to be designed with new press brake-formed tub girder technology Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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