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Fiber lasers are a game changing technology, but you must also consider factors such as material handling automation to make full use of their productivity. As I visit sheet metal fabrication shops, I am often asked the question “can I use my existing laser automation with a new fiber laser  [ Read More ]

Reducing non-productive time on manually operated equipment is by far the most effective way to increase productivity, increase machine capacity, and reduce overall production costs. By the nature of their operations, press brake equipment are, in particular, highly visible contributors of this kind of inefficiency, due to the different tool  [ Read More ]

Manufacturers are under constant pressure to find faster and better ways of accomplishing repetitive tasks. Fortunately, the ever-changing landscape of technological change is constant as well. Indeed, we see technology moving very quickly as it affects all aspects of our lives, making everything we do simpler and faster to accomplish.  [ Read More ]

Analyzing non-productive time: Today’s OEM manufacturers and job shops often experience high mix low volume fabrication production requirements. In this environment it is critical to look at the non-productive time it takes to setup each job. Setup time is always important of course, but even more so when it becomes  [ Read More ]

Process consistency enables manufacturers to more accurately analyze their work flows, predict costs, and maintain on-time deliveries. The enemy of process consistency is variability. Variability is created by manual manufacturing processes which can be dependent on a number of factors such as attendance, workloads, fatigue, shift changes and lunch breaks.  [ Read More ]

Lasers cutting systems can now operate in lightly manned shift operations and process multiple jobs without interruptions. Laser owners benefit from consistency of operations; increased production; increased quality; and better, more efficient use of labor. Before a cutting plan can be processed, the correct focal length needs to be selected,  [ Read More ]

Adding new technology to your fabrication process is both a necessity and a challenge in order to remain competitive.  As many of you know, the advent of high-speed Fiber Lasers has made a significant impact on the sheet metal industry. With a Fiber Laser producing parts at nearly twice the  [ Read More ]

Differentiation is the key to creating new opportunities.  As competition remains fierce, the only way to stand out is to do things differently, better, and more efficiently than anyone else.  Differentiation requires you to apply outside-the-box thinking in order to solve everyday challenges. Differentiation requires that you challenge the way  [ Read More ]