NASCC 2024: The Steel Conference

Discover the Premier Automated Welding Solution for Structural Steel

We’re thrilled to share that we will once again be part of NASCC, this time unfolding in the city of San Antonio, Texas. Pay us a visit at booth 125 in exhibit halls 1 & 2 to meet the ultimate solution to the decreasing availability of skilled fitters and welders - the Voortman Fabricator.

🗓️ Date: March 20th to 22th, 2024

🌍 Location: San Antonio, Texas

🏢 Building: Exhibit Halls 1 & 2

📌 Booth: Booth 125 - Heavy Machinery Area

Should you have any inquiries before the event, please feel free to contact us.

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Meet our automatic welding solution

Experience firsthand the incredible capabilities of this fully automatic welding solution during one of our live demonstrations at our booth. Our dedicated team of Voortman experts will be available at our booth to guide you through the remarkable capabilities of this groundbreaking automatic welding system.

Discover the Voortman Fabricator

Streamline Your Welding Projects with the Voortman Fabricator and DIGI-WELD

The Voortman Fabricator utilizes DIGI-WELD, our own cloud-based software which unlocks the potential of fully automatic welding ensuring precision and adhering to quality assurance standards. DIGI-WELD streamlines the welding process, as it provides automated weld checks and fixes, simplifying complex decision-making and assessment tasks often involved in welding.

DIGI-WELD detects and repairs missing, incomplete or incorrect weld data in the digital model, coming from detailing packages such as SDS2 and Tekla. With its ability to consider factors such as weight, size and torch accessibility, you can make informed choices between fully automatic welding, automatic fitting, or manual welding.

Customer success stories

Overcoming labor shortage with first Voortman Fabricator install in Canada

Structures GB, a leader in industrial structural steel, has marked its 45th anniversary with a significant enhancement in its operational capabilities, owing largely to its long-standing partnership with Voortman Machinery. The introduction of the V808 coping machine, drill and saw combo, as well as the V304 and V320 plate processing machines, has revolutionized Structures GB's operations. These cutting-edge machines have not only increased productivity and reduced waste, but they have also brought an unprecedented level of versatility to the company's processes, demonstrating the pivotal role of automation in the modern steel industry. In response to the ongoing global labor shortage, Structures GB has embraced automation and robotics by acquiring Voortman's cutting-edge fabricator technology, transforming its operations to meet the demands of the industry.

Reaping the benefits of a drill saw line

Metal Arts, a renowned family-run metal fabrication business based in Wichita, Kansas, USA, invested in a drill saw line. Placing the machines in tandem proved to be an excellent decision, leading to a remarkable increase in output and product quality. With a strong reputation for delivering top-notch craftsmanship and quality, Metal Arts has experienced steady growth and success. In light of their expanding operations, the company plans to relocate to a larger facility and further augment their machinery with additional Voortman machines. This proactive approach will ensure that Metal Arts continues to thrive and meet the evolving needs of their customers.

Steel Specialty embraces cutting-edge technology

Steel Specialty, a leading steel and metal fabricator in the USA, has recently shared its success story with the implementation of Voortman’s V807 robotic coper. By partnering with Voortman and investing in this new technology, they have been able to significantly increase productivity and efficiency. Ian Gibson, Director of Operations states: ‘’Having the Voortman produce different parts for us has opened the door for us to be able to quote different jobs.’’

Streamlined fabrication with the V807

Elite Welding & Industrial services LLC, a job shop located in Kentucky, USA, experienced significant growth that exceeded the capabilities of their existing facility. As a result, they relocated to a larger 30,000 square feet shop, prompting them to invest in new automation and machinery. Ultimately, they selected Voortman as their top choice, specifically opting for the Voortman V807 robotic coper. This machine has enabled them to take on more work and expand their capacity while allowing workers to devote more time to welding and other fabricating tasks rather than having to manually layout beams or drill out holes.

KRECO Steel Fabrication boosts production by 100%

KRECO Steel Fabrication is a relatively small steel fabricator in Blair, USA, powered by a passionate team of 12 people. With a processing capacity of 2,500 tonnes of steel per year, KRECO operates from a compact 25,000 square feet facility In 2014, a game-changing decision was made to install the Voortman VB1250 and Voortman V630 saw-drill line, perfectly tailored to their limited space. Building on this success, KRECO recently expanded their operations to include the impressive Voortman V807 and Voortman V310, resulting in a remarkable 50% increase in production without any increase in staff. Steve Cook, CEO of KRECO Steel Fabrication firmly believes that the Voortman machines are truly the top-notch option on the market. And he can't wait to see what other groundbreaking advancements are coming next.

Machine fleet upgrade: V807 and Shot blaster

Drake-Williams Steel Inc., a renowned steel fabricator based in Omaha (USA), upgraded their machinery fleet with the Voortman V807 and a shot blaster. Sean Conaway, the fabrication manager, is impressed with the V807: "It's so remarkable what this all-in-one machine can do. It really is the best experience we've had in years. We can know. It's the most accurate equipment with the best support what we'v ever had." The company's primary goal is to get as much material through the machines as possible to ensure that a processed beam or tube can go straight to the painter. The automation allows for better planning and execution of work, bringing a sense of satisfaction.

HME and Voortman continue their partnership

HME, a steel fabricator in Topeka, Kansas, has been relying on Voortman machines since 2012 to produce their high-quality parts. With their consistent growth, they have made significant investments in their machinery fleet, which now includes a V631/VB1250 drill/mill saw combination, a V2000 cambering machine, and a V325 heavy plate processing machine. Recently, they have also upgraded their facilities with a state-of-the-art fully automated Painting line, complete with a pre-heater and drying tunnel. The Voortman V631 drilling and milling machine has been a game changer for HME. It has not only balanced their workload but has also boosted their efficiency.