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Welcome to a New VTube-LASER Customer - Alert Tubing Fabrictors



We want to welcome Alert Tubing Fabricators to the VTube-LASER team. ATF is based in Loves Park, Illinois.  They are specialists in military aerospace and are DFARS compliant and ITAR registered. They had already been long-time VTube-STEP users (for converting solid models to  bender data), so the transition to VTube-LASER was very easy for them. ​For measuring tubes, they were using a legacy DOCS (tube measuring software) and a 6-axis HEXAGON tube probe system. They upgraded to a HEXAGON 7-axis ScanArm combined with the Advanced Tubular VTube-LASER software. One goal of the team was increase accuracy and repeatibility when measuring tube shapes.   Kevin Coffey, the president of ATF said, "​Alert Tubing has developed a lot of new customers in the aerospace industry that required more accuracy for bending and documentation.  So, we bought the newest 7-axis laser scanning arm From HEXAGON Metrology and VTube-LASER tube scanning software from Advanced Tubular." Kevin asked us to provide training for his team. After the training was complete, he said "Our bending department loved the VTube-LASER technician - as he was  an excellent teacher. The software that Advanced Tubular wrote is amazing and very extensive in measuring and documenting the bent tubes." After a day of training, the team at ATF were experts in measuring with the new VTube-LASER system. They covered measuring cylindrical and square tube, corner profiles, measured tube averaging, bend profile qualfication, straight section qualification, leapfrog (for measuring tubes longer than the arm's reach), and reporting. Contact Information: Kevin Coffey, President Email: kevin@alerttubing.com Phone: 815.633-5065 Web: alerttubing.com ​ Alert Tubing Fabricating 8019 Commercial Avenue Loves Park, IL 61111

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