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Laser Cutting Systems

These machines use either gas laser (CO2) or solid-state laser (YAG, disc and fiber) technology to generate a focused, precise pulsed laser beam or continuous wave laser beam that pierces through a wide variety of materials in flat sheet, tube, channel or structural shapes, then essentially melts the material away as it follows a programmed path for rapidly cutting holes, shapes and fine features, marking and engraving, leaving a highly accurate and smooth finish.

Totally Tubular: Take Profile Design to the Next Level

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser processing of tubes and profiles. Design software and machines that automatically perform multiple manufacturing steps are making this complicated fabrication process cost-effective for smaller companies.

Laser Cutting Systems: Articles

Totally Tubular: Take Profile Design to the Next Level

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser processing of tubes and profiles. Design software and machines that automatically perform multiple manufacturing steps are making this complicated fabrication process cost-effective for smaller companies.

One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser...

With Skelton Crew, Teleservice, Parts Maker Not Quitting on Customers

LVD Strippit’s

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of its North American support facilities open during the pandemic to continue supplying parts and aftermarket service to essential manufacturing businesses. And when remote service isn’t enough, their techs hit the road to keep customers’ equipment running smoothly.  

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of...

How Hybrid Computing Harnesses the Cloud for Machinery Data

Lantek Edge computing

The future of Industry 4.0 will change how computer systems are structured, and the future is here with Edge computing. This hybrid technology manages the enormous volume of data generated from CNC machines to produce useful and accessible information that optimizes factory operations.

The future of Industry 4.0 will change how computer systems are structured,...

More Than One Way to Skin a Part: Where Fabrication and Machining Overlap

Don’t take the “hard limits” between machining and fabrication for granted. Their areas of overlap offer tremendous potential for savings. If you manufacture parts using both processes, take a second look at some of them to evaluate whether they could be produced more economically with a little sheet metal know-how and some outside-the-box thinking.

Don’t take the “hard limits” between machining and fabrication for granted. Their...
Laser Cutting Systems: Products

Algorithm Ends Collisions, Damaged Cutting Heads, and Shutdowns

Lantek Intelligent Collision Avoidance ICA

Lantek’s  Intelligent Collision Avoidance (ICA) detects when sheet metal contours or scrap pieces pose a risk of interfering with the cutting head. And when collisions are averted, fiber laser cutting productivity soars.   

Lantek’s  Intelligent Collision Avoidance (ICA) detects when sheet metal contours or scrap...

Intelligent Laser Machining Made Accessible to Smaller Manufacturers

GFH neoLase SMAART

GFH partnered with neoLASE to develop the “Smart Modular All-in-One Robust Laser Machining Tool” – SMAART, a fully automated laser machining system that can switch to various process steps, creating efficiencies that have previously been prohibitively expensive. The system, applied to workpiece machining in this story, doesn’t require operators to have deep, specialized laser knowledge.

GFH partnered with neoLASE to develop the “Smart Modular All-in-One Robust Laser...

Small-Footprint Electric Press Brake

With its 25-inch bending length and 30-inch table length, MC Machinery Systems’ 28-ton BB306 press brake fits just about any facility. AC servomotor and ball screw drive ensure high-speed productivity and repeatability.

With its 25-inch bending length and 30-inch table length, MC Machinery Systems’...
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