In a previous article, Chris Peters, Chief Design Manager of Wrightstyle’s technical team, looked at 3D design and its advantages.
Not only does it enable us to see a proposed design from every angle, we can see how it will fit together.
It gives us a greater ability to see where problems will lie. It means that we can design around them, and ensure compatibility between different elements.
That’s important because our systems are designed to save lives.
They are therefore fabricated to exacting standards where the glass and our framing system work seamlessly together.
Ballistic & blast
It’s why we devote time and effort to ensuring that every design for every project will cost-effectively meet project requirements.
That might just mean fire protection, but it could also involve ballistic or blast resistance.
The next step is fabrication, and the first step is utilising a process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of machinery.
It’s an automated process called Computer Numerical Control (CNC) where computer and machinery work together.
Instructions are delivered to the CNC machine in the form of graphical computer-aided design (CAD) files. These are then transformed into a sequential program of machine control instructions.
Not only does it greatly increase speed, it means that every part of the steel assembly will be perfectly cut.
That’s particularly important in more complex projects where there may be, for example, lock preps or hinges to cut.
Until the advent of CNC, all those fiddly tasks had to be done by hand, and the scope for error was significant.
But it’s not only a question of precision and quality. Because CNC is fast and therefore saves money for our customers.
And, because each component has been designed on our 3D program, it’s our guarantee of absolute quality from start to finish.
Wrightstyle has built a significant reputation internationally. In no small part that’s down to the quality of our systems.
In turn, that’s a reflects well on our people – from our estimators, designers, fabricators and installers.
It’s also a reflection of our use of cutting-edge technologies to deliver absolute quality cost-effectively.