Dome Cutting

Our dome cutting systems are designed to handle various materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and more. Whether it’s for architectural purposes, industrial applications, or artistic designs, our advanced cutting methods ensure clean, precise, and intricate cuts on domes of different sizes and shapes.

At MicroStep South Africa, we understand the importance of quality and productivity. Our dome cutting technology is equipped with high-speed cutting capabilities and advanced motion control algorithms, allowing for quick and accurate dome cutting operations. Our intuitive software interfaces enable easy programming and control, ensuring seamless integration into your manufacturing workflows.

We take pride in our comprehensive customer support and training services. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing assistance, training, and troubleshooting to ensure smooth operation and optimal performance. We are committed to helping you maximize the potential of our dome cutting technology, enhancing your fabrication processes and achieving superior results.

Dome Cutting

A series of measurements to determine all the variations in curvature and shape are calculated on the dished end when the MicroStep® cutting system program starts up. The metrics will be changed accordingly with the geometric formula and then implemented into the cutting plan.

Often the system reacts intelligently with deviations and shall in particular in larger series result in high precision in the finished product.

When machining dished ends with robots, deviations cannot be compensated with the same extent as a robot repeats the semi-skilled work flow exactly. An alternative manual processing method is too costly: Each breakthrough would first need to be calculated, then designed , cut and eventually reworked.

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Dome Cutting - Cutting of Dished Ends
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Machinery construction methods

Depending on the task and number of pieces to be cut there are two different designs to choose from:

1. 1) Straight forward dished ends cutting machine
Dished End Forming Cutting System

This construction is designed to cut a large series of dished ends efficiently and flexibly – and up to a maximum diameter of 6,000 mm and 2,500 mm in height.

Advantages of this machine:

• Short set-up times
• Fast and flexible exchange between different soil diameters
• Processing of the dome, and the brim of the shelf (complete machining)
• Possibility of weld preparation
• Bevel cutting up to 120 ° tilt

2. 2) Dished Ends with  flatbed combination

This construction combines flexible cutting of dished ends with precise flatbed cutting. The processing is carried out onto the rim and in connection with the R5 Rotator® weld preparations may be mounted up to 50 °.

Advantages of this machine:

•  Flexible process change between the floor and flatbed
•  Ideal for occasional processing of dished ends
•  Costs saving due to only using one system

Dome Cutting - Dished Ends with flatbed combination

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