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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 ]

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 ]

The reduction of non-productive manufacturing time and total cycle times are one of the key elements to remaining competitive in a fabricating environment. From the time the order is received until the moment it ships is the true total measure of the fabrication time for any given order. Control front end processing  [ Read More ]

When you think about press brake automation you are probably thinking of robot bending operations to increase efficiency and throughput. Press brake bending operations are in fact sequential tasks that are performed by either a human or a robot. Utilizing the latter can be advantageous when large part volumes are  [ Read More ]

High performance manufacturing is the key to maintaining higher margins, shortening customer lead times and creating competitive differentiation. OEMs and job shops that continue to ride the wave of new fabricating machinery innovations are setting themselves apart from their competition. Seizing the window of opportunity derived from new innovations like the  [ Read More ]

Speed and Consistency is the hallmark of today’s fiber laser cutting machinery 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 ]

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 ]