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Assessing the Current Process The addition of a Fiber laser cutting machine into a sheet metal fabrication process requires a re-assessment of the current front-end fabricating processes. You now have a cutting tool that can produce 2 to 4 times more parts per unit of time, so naturally all of  [ Read More ]

Fiber laser cutting has been one of the most “disruptive” technologies introduced to the metalworking market since CO2 lasers were first introduced for cutting in the 1980’s. Fiber laser technology is considered a disruptive and “revolutionary” change because it has changed the entire status quo in sheet metal fabrication. And  [ Read More ]

The introduction of the compact high-speed press brake represents a major opportunity for fabricators. Compact high-speed press brakes are capable of bending up to two times more parts than conventional hydraulic brakes, making them the perfect complement to the production capabilities of a Fiber laser. With Fiber lasers producing two  [ Read More ]

Speed and consistency are the hallmark of today’s Fiber laser cutting machines and their capacity to process a vast amount of sheet metal on a daily basis. In order to maintain this consistent pace of production it is critical to have some form of material automation. While operators can be  [ Read More ]

Flexibility in metal fabrication begins with having the right tools. This is especially important if you are a job shop and are in the business of taking on work like laser tube processing, for example, that most shops cannot manage. Smart manufacturing requires that shop owners and managers have a  [ Read More ]

In today’s fast paced production environment, the ability to have a high level overview and control of all released production jobs, and to monitor their status, is essential to production management and maintaining on-time delivery schedules. A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) provides the ability to plan, monitor and track all  [ Read More ]

Gaining the edge in today’s competitive market requires intelligence derived from data and the ability to act upon information to improve processes and machine performance. If two companies have the same equipment, what then becomes their competitive differentiation? It first starts with the people they employ, their skill level and  [ Read More ]

Hiring CNC Machine Operators is Challenging Is your company having a hard time filling CNC machine operator positions? How ‘smart’ is the CNC control software on your current machines? Are your machines over 10 years old? Are they complicated to operate because they are using older technology that requires specialized  [ Read More ]

A continuous improvement process is how companies consistently reduce their costs by finding opportunities that will save time, materials and labor. In order to find the hidden opportunities in the sheet metal production process, each process must be broken down into subsets and then measured. Measuring the Data:  The best  [ Read More ]

Automating bending operations when production demands are high provides a much needed flexibility for fabrication shops. As productivity has increased due to the introduction of high speed Fiber laser cutting systems, so has the demand for additional bending capacity. Offline programming capabilities has surely freed up additional press brake capacity,  [ Read More ]