AT&F Blog

From the Floor: Depressed Transition Pieces

AT&F is big in the railcar industry. For train cars to maximize the load size, cars will be fitted with s-shaped plates that drop the load between the wheels. The depressed railcar transition pieces are made from 2 ½ inch A514 steel, a very strong grade of steel that is difficult to form. AT&F proved its ability to form the heavy pieces to tight tolerances and added value in keeping the job domestic. The strength of the part is maximized due to the properties of arches, which lends itself to bigger loads. These larger loads benefit from the depressed seating in that height is shaved off the load, allowing for heavy loaded trains to easily pass through tunnels. AT&F takes pride in pushing the limits of size and scale and delivering quality parts where other fabricators fall short.

From the Floor: Aluminum Railcar Siding

A Canadian transportation company has entered into a two year contract with AT&F supplying aluminum siding for high-speed railcars to be cut to precise measurements. The siding is 3/16” aluminum supplied directly from the customer. Aluminum is lighter than stainless steel and is meant to be painted, as per our customer intentions. Our precision processing team orients the siding on the cutting table and uses our laser cutter to burn out holes to the customer’s specifications. The siding will then be welded together length-wise by our welding teams and shipped to the customer.

From the Floor: Turbine Compressor Segments

AT&F manufactures for some of the most physically demanding markets. Inside a gas turbine engine, pressure and heat are built in a compressor to achieve maximum efficiency. The efficiency of the engine relies on the quality of the compressor; the more heat and pressure the compressor can handle, the more efficient the engine will be. AT&F has taken on the manufacture of segments of these compressors. Crimped, rolled, and burned from one piece of A36 carbon steel, the six-inch cylinder was then cut in half and blasted in our blasting room.

From the Floor - Rolled Tanker Cylinders

AT&F is big in the maritime industry. Shipbuilding is a process marked by compliance to established standards. So when AT&F was approached to form hawse pipes for the anchor system on heavy tanker ships, we put our expertise to work. The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) standardizes the engineering of various grades of steel for shipbuilding, and the hawse pipes are no exception. The ABS-A carbon steel was cut, rolled, and tested to the specifications of the customer, but before shipping the parts out, an inspector from ABS visited our facility and spent two days verifying that every job had been done in accordance with ABS standards. After careful inspection the pieces were stamped, approved and sent off to the customer.

Water Jet Cutting Capabilities Now Available at AT&F

 

AT&F is pleased to announce the addition of our new 5-axis water jet cutting system with one of the largest processing envelopes available today. This machine will give our customers the ability to process carbon, exotic alloy, and composite materials while providing tight tolerance accuracy comparable to that of a machined finish.  The 5-axis head is ideal for compound beveling and weld landings. This highly desirable technology investment is properly aligned with our on-going strategy: “We Invest in Customer Success."

AT&F is BIG in India, with facility opening in May

CLEVELAND (April 13, 2015) – AT&F, a world leader in large-scale steel fabrication, is nearing completion of its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is scheduled to open in early summer 2015.

AT&F Expands Machining Capabilities with New CNC Heavy-Duty Vertical Boring Machine

 

Steel Fabrication Facility Expansion in India

CHAKAN, INDIA – July 25, 2014 – AT&F India Fabrication Pvt. Ltd (www.atfco.com), a fully owned subsidiary of AT&F headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, a recognized world leader in large-scale welding and steel fabrication, announces a 8,735-square-meter (94,000 square foot) facility expansion in Chakan, Maharashtra.

AT&F Commences Ro-Ro Ferry Port Fabrication in Gujarat, India

CLEVELAND, Ohio – May 13, 2013 –  AT&F (www.atfco.com), a recognized world leader in large scale

welding and fabrication, based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, launched its India operation, AT&F India Fabrication Pvt. Ltd. (www.atfindia.com), in Mumbai in 2011. AT&F India has completed initial fabrication of large-scale pontoon jetties for the Gogha/Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry project in Gujarat, India.

Heavy Plate Rolling Fabricator AT&F Announces Equipment Upgrades


CLEVELAND, Ohio – November 12, 2012 – AT&F, a custom
steel fabricator in Cleveland, Ohio announces equipment upgrades to one of its large rolling systems.  Originally installed in 1977, the company has fabricated thousands of cylinders for AT&F customers.  After 35 years of service, the large heavy plate rolling machine has undergone a major upgrade.