Active Alloys is a full-service steel fabrication shop in Chicago, Illinois. They specialize in designing and fabricating architectural elements, machines, furniture, and vehicles. William Tellmann and Collin Smith opened their shop 14 years ago; since then, they have found that they specialize in pursuing the most complex, unusual, and demanding projects. Due to the nature
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Tapping can be difficult and frustrating. From broken taps to damaged threads, the process of tapping can slow down productivity and become very costly in the long run.
See how easy it can be to tap fabricated holes with the FlexArm. Watch as we tap plasma, laser, and waterjet holes with the GH-45 Hydraulic Arm and the A-32 Pneumatic Arm.
Lindsay Machine Works, Inc. has owned a FlexArm for 15 years. They recently purchased a hydraulic arm to handle larger tap capacities. See how many holes they can tap with the FlexArm in the same time it takes to hand tap one hole.
See how a hydraulic tapping arm compares to a pnuematic tapping arm when tapping 1/2" and 3/4" holes into 2" thick aluminum.
Looking to tap NPT threads in stainless steel tubing? So we set up the GH-24 tapping arm to tap the ⅛” NPT threads.
See why this facade contractor will be using a FlexArm instead of a drill press to tap their aluminum extrusions quicker and more efficiently.
Watch a GHM-60 Hydraulic FlexArm easily tap 1 1/4" holes in heat-treated alloy steel both vertically and horizontally with the multi-position head.
See How Easy It Is To Tap & Chamfer Holes Off OMAX Waterjet With a FlexArm.
Eliminate extra time spent external threading by hand or in the lathe with a FlexArm solution that guarantees perpendicularity and precise accuracy.
A potential customer wanted to know whether or not a FlexArm tapping arm could tap some laser-cut holes in stainless steel, so they sent in their parts for us to perform a tap test. As you can tell, the GH-18 Hydraulic FlexArm had no problem with these holes.
A prospect was looking to free up their 5-axis machines by tapping offline. They are tapping into aluminum with a 7/8" full torque tap, while also tapping at 10.5- and 15-degree angles.
Finding the best and most efficient solution to thread T-Nuts to help with TE-CO's manufacturing process.
We had a customer send in some nuts for us to tap, so we put the GH-60 Hydraulic FlexArm tapping solution to the test.
See how much time we saved by thread milling 6 M30 holes instead of thread milling them in the conventional CNC.