Cleat manufacturing operation improvements

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Cleat connections are popular among designers and engineers for their versatility. The improvements in Cleat manufacturing operations lead to new possibilities in the design of connections and joints. Any two perpendicular general plates cut each other can be connected by cleat and as well as any general plate and member plate.

Cleat examples: General plate connected by cleats to member.

Cleat examples: Two perpendicular plates connected by cleat.

T-stub cross-section can be used to replace L-shapes in the Cleat manufacturing operation or to connect flanges and webs. Thanks to this, bolted connection types (used mainly in the US) can now be designed faster.

T-stub defined to flanges of the member.

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