3D Structural Fabrication
Marcon facilities are stationed for advanced structural fabrication measures. We possess the space for lengthy repeatable throughputs and employ 3 dimensional cutting technologies that empower innovative structural design.
3 Dimensional Technologies
Our 3D structural fabrication capabilities are composed of plasma, laser and mechanical CNC technologies. These dedicated cutting lines are outfitted to process and handle material at constant rate of production in order to uphold project budget and timeline requirements.
Marcon’s tube lasers possess 6-axis heads to cut and bevel ±0.0001-inch (0.002mm) tolerances across varying shapes for seamless weld prep. A 40-foot plasma line enables longer lengths and thicker materials by piercing 2-inch and edging 3-inch depths in channels and beams using tilting torch angles to eliminate tapering. In addition, we utilize a 40-foot angle bar line to hydraulically punch and shear 5/8-inch steel.
Cutting, Forming and Handling Capacities
- Laser cutting of 0.75’’ depths and 40’ lengths
- Plasma cutting beams up to 48’’ in height and 60’ lengths
- Angle bar cutting line of 5/8’’ depths and 6’’ x 6’’ stock
Integrated Guard Rail Design
Marcon’s 3 dimensional cutting, tapping and stamping technologies enable engineered improvements to basic bridge and overpass design attributes. Conventional handrail design often leaves LED lights exposed and susceptible to damage. We leverage our 6-axis tube laser to channel light stips within the handrail for improved resilience from wear and weathering. Our ability to finesse fine details for improved durability and aesthetic reaffirms Marcon as the foremost fabricator of North American transportation infrastructure.
Prototyping plays an important role in driving Marcon’s innovative ambition. To engineer solutions of complex requirements, we have built out our 3D printing capabilities for rapid prototyping of parts and fit-ups. This feature of our process puts dynamic geometries to the test and imparts cost-certainty before production even starts.