Limiting the number of parts required to produce a design saves time, space, confusion, and alleviates jigging concerns. The upright components of this steel weldment would normally be fabricated from 4 miter cut tubes (8 parts per assembly) which would require a lot of careful alignment and handling of many parts.
Rather than fabricating parts in that way, we machine holes and reliefs for bends which brings the 8 parts down to 2. Putting a steel tube across a CNC mill also ensures quality of cut squareness, length, and hole position. Our new bent tube also reduces welding and grinding by 6” (a 25% reduction).
Then, fold it up!
When a jig is required for final welding, the laser and brake can make quick work of that. This jig features easily interchangeable pieces and bolt together construction.