As part of the design process we undertook a tour of Herzog Steel in Fyshwick, to further our education on steel and it’s capabilities to enable us to push the boundaries in our furniture designs.
Manager, James, embraced the opportunity to share his knowledge on the various materials and their fabrication the deal with daily at Herzog Steel.
Our eyes were opened to the wonderful world of steel; the huge array of types, shapes, and thicknesses, as large beams of steel moved above our heads via well-programmed cranes. James took us through a tour of the workshop showing us different types of steel profiles available; the computer-aided machinery that drills and cuts at the press of a button; and the various workshop stations where different projects were taking form. James was fantastic in showing us around the work shop floor and more than happy to answer any questions.
Most impressive were the latest technologies in cutting and bending steel… A CNC cutting machine that can cut through large masses of steel more than ten times faster than if done by hand and a CNC bending machine that can bend steel to 90 degrees like it is paper. Our minds were running through all the possibilities these machines could bring to life.
A huge thank you goes out to Herzog Steel, especially James for taking time out of his busy schedule to help with our design education; and to D3 Projects for pushing us to the next level.