For metal construction and possibly repairs various steel plates have to be shaped before being assembled. That is what this skill is about.
First we will look at the equipment and machinery that the craftsmen use for this and in the second part we will explain the successive operations for doing this on the basis of an example.
Tools, machinery and equipment that the craftsmen use for folding steel plate.
This example is based on a repair. A ship has had a collision and part of the skin needs to be replaced.
A number of easily to bend round iron sheets and rods. These are used to make a template that reflects the ultimate shape of the repair.
The angle grinder is used to cut the iron rods to length.
What are the successive steps that the shipbuilders take to form the correct curvature in the steel plate
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