Lately, we’ve been working very closely with BLUBLK Inc. a company specializing in beautiful ornamental metalwork. Oftentimes, these projects require that finished work be shipped ‘flat packed’ for onsite assembly with minimal tools. This particular project was an entire contemporary stair with treads cantilevered off of wood framed walls. These sorts of stairs are usually reserved for masonry walls, but were resolved with the addition of concealed steel stringers and verticals. An added (and very substantial) challenge was that it had to be delivered ‘flat packed’ in kit form for bolting together only (no welding). Hence, this required all part drilling/tapping to be clearly executed in the fabrication stage.
SolidWorks® performed brilliantly for this task and the project was assembled onsite in 2 days.