Lights-out laser automation sets the pace for higher production
Metal cutting is one of the most basic metal fabrication functions. It can affect part costs when it impinges on all subsequent operations such as forming, welding, finishing and painting.
Tube cutting lasers now have the ability to handle larger pipe or tube sizes along with processing these parts in a single setup, eliminating other, more labor intensive types of cutting operations.
Some might say that sawing doesn’t exactly move at the “speed of light” compared to other fields in the fabrication industry. Regardless of whether this is true, it’s certainly clear that it doesn’t sit at a standstill, either.
Waterjet Pressures Are Increasing, And So Is Productivity
When a new piece of equipment is acquired, a company often has the choice of either purchasing it with the software that’s recommended by the seller or buying a third-party package that possibly could be a better choice. But which is the better way to go?
In last month’s issue, eFab Shop Magazine reviewed new developments in CO2 laser technology from five different companies – Amada America, Prima Finn-Power, Bystronic, TRUMPF and MC Machinery Systems. This month, we’ll bring you the latest from four more: Cincinnati, Ermak USA, LVD Strippit and Mazak Optonics Corp.
When purchasing a plasma system, there can be a considerable amount of confusion as to what a company really needs.