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Laser Technology

Tuesday | 14 February, 2017 | 9:31 am

Scaling up

Service, support and quality give fabricator traction to grow

Tuesday | 10 January, 2017 | 1:51 pm

Full blown

A different approach helps shop to leverage equipment technology and achieve unfettered growth

Tuesday | 06 December, 2016 | 2:14 pm

Changing tactics

Generations of know-how culminate into a decision to overhaul cutting methods

Monday | 07 November, 2016 | 1:35 pm

Like peas & carrots

Contract manufacturer pairs fiber and CO2 in one automated dual line

Thursday | 06 October, 2016 | 1:03 pm

Equilibrium

Maintaining laser beam quality in the face of expanded power levels

Tuesday | 06 September, 2016 | 12:57 pm

Passing the torch

Manufacturer breaks open new markets with industry’s first 2-D 8kW fiber technology

Friday | 06 May, 2016 | 9:34 am

Making time

Higher throughput, lower operational costs and the flexibility to process diverse parts prove fiber technology’s mettle

Tuesday | 05 April, 2016 | 12:14 pm

Attention to detail

Investing in a laser allowed an equipment manufacturer to bring cutting home

Monday | 07 March, 2016 | 2:23 pm

GPS coordinates

Versatile CO2 cutting machines navigate new markets and applications as customers seek multi-purpose equipment

Monday | 08 February, 2016 | 3:40 pm

Expanding potential

Evolving technology helps family job shop compete

Monday | 18 January, 2016 | 11:22 am

The smart factory awakens

Laser manufacturer engineers hardware and software to give fabricators custom building blocks

Monday | 14 December, 2015 | 1:38 pm

First impressions

Industrial strength produces silken smooth goods

Thursday | 15 October, 2015 | 1:58 pm

A straight flush

Fabricator wins business, shrinks lead times with automated technology

Friday | 11 September, 2015 | 12:36 pm

Flame on

Fabricator stokes production fires for outdoor entertainment products with compass-driven laser and automated single-sheet delivery system

Thursday | 06 August, 2015 | 12:26 pm

Feeding football fans

Custom fabricator outfits Minnesota Vikings’ stadium kitchens

Thursday | 07 May, 2015 | 1:18 pm

Focusing fiber from afar

As fiber becomes cheaper, R&E Automated Systems keeps remote laser welding systems dialed in for automakers

Wednesday | 08 April, 2015 | 10:00 am

What lies beneath

A laser is only as accurate as the bed it sits upon

Friday | 13 March, 2015 | 10:41 am

Crash prevention

Programming power can prevent lasers from running into material, damaging the head

Tuesday | 20 January, 2015 | 2:49 pm

The jewel of sheet metal

Turning a failed shop into a lean venture

Wednesday | 10 December, 2014 | 2:39 pm

Bring it on

After a huge jump in fiber laser jobs, metal parts producer justifies a second Trumpf TruLaser

Tuesday | 14 October, 2014 | 10:46 am

Best of both worlds

With new Amada fiber and CO2 systems, a Minnesota fabricator speeds throughput for clients that build structures and make machinery

Monday | 08 September, 2014 | 1:06 pm

Beyond the legacy laser

A Salvagnini fiber laser with material handling gives contract fabricator an edge in cutting multiple metals

Monday | 04 August, 2014 | 10:47 am

Clean cut choice

Architectural metal maker eliminates shear work, boosts productivity and opens new markets with fiber laser

Monday | 19 May, 2014 | 9:10 am

Display of power

With an energy-smart laser, Bates Metal augments output of fabricated retail displays, helping clients secure sales

Wednesday | 19 March, 2014 | 10:37 am

Bring on the lasers

Adding two Platino lasers increases radiator manufacturer’s accuracy and product line

Friday | 24 January, 2014 | 2:44 pm

Farming in

Agricultural OEM brings work back in-house with laser cutter, backed by 3-D tube machines

Thursday | 19 December, 2013 | 11:33 am

Abundant opportunities

Adding a new solid-state laser cutter boosts job shop’s productivity as well as sales

Thursday | 24 October, 2013 | 12:51 pm

The path ahead

With only a few years on the scene, fiber lasers are earning their stripes

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