Welding demo

Total Machinery Solutions (TMS) and the Masterframe Group recently hosted two open days to allow fabricators to see a live demonstration of the Timberweld method of welding flush sashes.

Timberweld is a patented joint that makes perfect corners and creates an authentic timber-look butt joint effect on the outside and the inside of the window. The only way to achieve this, apart from jointing by hand, is to use the Urban welders and end millers available from TMS.

Held at TMS’s new factory unit in Rugby, the open days gave fabricators the opportunity to bring their own profiles and use Timberweld technology for themselves. Attendees also watched as Fastframe (Europe) created mechanical open-ended joints finished with corner plugs, and then created perfect corners using Timberweld technology.

Rob Barber, director at TMS, said: “As a company which prides itself on engineering and service capabilities, the open days were a fantastic opportunity to lead by example and show Timberweld. It’s one thing telling customers about Timberweld but it’s totally different to demonstrate live with confidence. The key to the event success was having all the right people in attendance: machine suppliers, licence personnel, customers and profile company representatives. The standout comments from established mechanical joining companies were about the speed and quality compared to current production methods, plus the end cap and glass bonding saving.”

Alan Burgess, founder of Masterframe and inventor of the Timberweld technology, said: “Seeing the fabricators get involved, and in particular the contribution from Fastframe, was fantastic. Judging from the attendance of the two days, it seems Masterframe, TMS, and Urban will have a very busy 2020.”