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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.

Laser Cutting Systems: Articles

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...

A Look Ahead

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As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to adopt digitization, the principles of Industry 4.0 and integrated process flow as they move toward smaller batch sizes, shorter lead times, high-mix parts to compete – and to address the lack of skilled labor.

As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to...

Small Actions Make a Big Impact on Cutting Success

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Tube cutting lasers can eliminate a saw and punch by cutting tabs, slots, bend cuts and other features

Those details that were so important in the beginning slowly lost their importance in a slippery slope toward diminished product quality, lower efficiency and lack of maintenance. Getting back to basics is always the best way to keep a laser tube machine in top condition mechanically and optically, and to avoid a huge problem before it seems insurmountable.

Those details that were so important in the beginning slowly lost their...

Sheet Metal Marking Review

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Demands are growing for sheet metal fabricators to mark their parts during production for product traceability in the field and better efficiencies in the shop, but many part identification systems can add an unnecessary secondary process. Whenever possible, consider finding ways to incorporate part marking into a manufacturing step that is already required. Here are some ways to use the equipment that you already have.

Demands are growing for sheet metal fabricators to mark their parts during...
Laser Cutting Systems: Products

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’...

40-Ton Electric Press Brake

LVD Strippit expands its Dyna-Press Series with the 40/15 Pro. The 40-ton press brake can be combined with an industrial robot to create an automatic Dyna-Cell bending cell.

LVD Strippit expands its Dyna-Press Series with the 40/15 Pro. The 40-ton...

Compact Automation Solution Extends Press Brake Scope and Precision

Bystronic’s Xpert 150-ton-to-320-ton press brakes automatically swap tools using a space-saving integrated tool changer. Users won’t bend a part using the wrong tool and tools aren’t incorrectly inserted into the machine’s upper or lower beam.

Bystronic’s Xpert 150-ton-to-320-ton press brakes automatically swap tools using a space-saving integrated...
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