Marlin Steel, a pioneer in the manufacture of custom engineered wire hooks and wire forms, has reported the purchase of a new 3D CNC Wire Bender. Its bending speed exceeds 3600 degrees per second.
The company has also installed a Fanuc Robot to carry out minor work like bending the final wire, dealing with various materials, piercing etc. These two robots perform wire bending at a high speed and with great accuracy, resulting in increased productivity, thereby helping the company to cope with its growing export demand.
Drew Greenblatt, Marlin Steel’s President stated that the company has planned to include new robotic solutions and also to recruit more experts in the robotic industry, thereby facilitating to meet with the orders received. According to Kashyap Alur, Marlin Steel Mechanical engineer, CNC Wire Bender enables quick delivery of efficient wire forms by making them with tight tolerances. Tony Witt, one of the company’s lead engineer added that the client’s approved wire form is taken as DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) to provide an exact representation of the data. This format can be directly uploaded into the robot thereby averting typographical errors. Complex forms of wires can also be made with great accuracy.
The previous purchase made by Marlin Steel was the CNC Sheet Metal Punch enabling fast delivery of the sheet metal. This robot was manufactured in Connecticut and also helped the company to reclaim orders from a Chinese distributor for a purchaser from Midwest.