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Over the last several years many technological changes have affected the sheet metal fabrication industry. Many fabricators I have spoken with are amazed at the technological leaps that have occurred. I am frequently asked: How are other fabricators getting started with adapting to these new technologies? To begin with, Fiber  [ Read More ]

If you’ve owned a CO2 laser cutting machine then you are familiar with the periodic maintenance required for optics, beam path bellows, beam and nozzle alignments, not to mention oil changes and filters for the vacuum pump. The time required to fulfill these maintenance tasks equates to a significant portion  [ Read More ]

In manufacturing there has always been the need for data analysis. Continual improvements are a mainstay of remaining competitive, and without data and the means to store and analyze the data, there there is also no means to measure the process. Fact is, you cannot improve what you cannot measure.  [ Read More ]

Fibernomics is an all-encompassing economic principle and the key to a competitive advantage in today’s sheet metal fabricating environment. As with most economic principles, there is a basic premise, or formula, that defines the principle: Lower Operating Costs + Faster Processing = Greater Profit & Earnings Potential Fibernomics begins with the  [ Read More ]

Differentiation is the key to creating new opportunities in manufacturing and sheet metal fabricating. As competition remains fierce, the only way to stand out is to do things differently, better, and more efficiently than anyone else. One way to ensure differentiation is to have equipment that can process larger and  [ Read More ]

Press brakes have a specific bending length and a specific tonnage that are suited for the range of parts that each company processes. Companies normally utilize press brakes that can process a diverse range of materials to maintain flexibility in their production scheduling. Usually this means having a ten or  [ Read More ]

The principle of Fibernomics includes the overall economic advantages that result from owning a high power fiber laser cutting machine. Lower Operating Costs + Faster Processing = Greater Profit & Earnings Potential Fibernomics begins with the powerful BySprint Fiber 6kW. Depending on material type and thickness, BySprint Fiber can reduce  operating costs by  [ Read More ]

During the recent Fabtech show in Atlanta I had the opportunity to speak with many people visiting the Bystronic booth. While many were very interested in seeing our BySprint Fiber with new 6kW fiber, I noticed there was considerable interest in our software offerings. When I asked people about the  [ Read More ]

In business, the most successful manufacturing companies are the ones that employ a “vision” or concept of the future to which they wish their company to aspire. They recognize that industry, commerce and the world in general are constantly changing, and without a plan for moving forward you will most  [ Read More ]

In business there is always this question: Should I add more Capability or add more Capacity? These two words sound like they are similar, but really they are quite different. Adding Capacity provides you the opportunity to do more of what you are already doing. Adding Capability provides a differentiation  [ Read More ]