Ideal for the ablation of electronics, medical, energy storage and industrial parts via drilling, surface texturing, and cutting, the Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system from Preco micro machines highly accurate micro-features on metallic, ceramic and polymer materials.
The built-in intelligence of next generation TruDisk disk lasers from TRUMPF collects and monitors condition data and process parameters, and boosts energy efficiency through a new pulse function that ramps the current of the pump diodes down to zero amps, even during very short laser-off times between two processing steps.
The Hypertherm XPR300 plasma cutting system on the PlasMAX high speed cutting machine from Controlled Automation increases cut speed, dramatically improves productivity, triples realized consumable life in many applications, and slashes operating costs by over 50 percent.
The Electra FL high speed fiber laser cutting machine from LVD Strippit includes an integrated nozzle changer option that features storage for ten nozzles for greater autonomy, reduced piercing times and increased overall throughput on the machine.
The OPTIPLEX 3015 DDL laser cutting machine from Mazak Optonics uses direct diode laser technology for faster cutting speeds than fiber lasers of like power and wall-plug efficiencies of 45 percent as compared to 35 percent for fiber.
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Versatile, Precise Waterjet Cutting for Large or Multiple Part Jobs

The 80X JetMachining Center with a Tilt-A-Jet cutting head from OMAX cuts virtually any material with no heat affected zone (HAZ) to create tight tolerance, taper-free parts, even from thick material that is difficult or impossible to cut with other cutting methods.

Taking Shape: Structural Fabrication

Here are some of the latest advances in welding and plasma cutting equipment, fixturing, materials and PPE that can help welding operators increase their productivity, improve quality and safety, and reduce their operating costs in the fabrication of large, heavy, robust parts.

Grinding Systems for the Most Challenging Applications

The GCH family of companies offer users a “total solution” to all grinding needs, including full turnkey grinding systems, grinder design, grinder process and grinding automation.

Workholding That Maxmizes Machine Tool Potential

Ideal for production, 5-axis and machinist applications, TG GripSerts carbide workholding grippers and TriMax vises from Fixtureworks offer the benefits users need to maximize a machine tool’s potential with multiple part clamping, quick change components and easy adjustment.

Advanced Systems for Ultra-Large Measurements

The Leica Absolute Tracker AT403 from Hexagon is ideal for large-scale manufacturing and inspection applications on the factory floor or in remote locations. Their new ROMER Absolute Arm with an integrated RS4 scanner introduces an ultra-wide laser line nearly double the width of its predecessor for larger surface coverage and faster data collection.

MQL Systems for Shops that are Tired of Dealing with Coolant

Ideal for the near-dry machining of steel, stainless, titanium, Inconel, tungsten and more, the compact, highly durable and modular Miquel pump from DropsA can be retrofitted to a machine tool’s existing coolant piping and mixed and matched with a compensation valve, independent solenoid control or both to optimize MQL for wide range of lubrication requirements.

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