The Proper Procedure When Manufacturing With Bar Stock

Bar stock is raw purified metal used in many manufacturing products. It comes in many shapes and sizes and is most effectively cut by a laser machine. Shapes tend to be round, rectangular or square, but can also be hexagonal. The metal is rolled into a bar and typically takes the form of long rods or […]

Manufacturing Laser Cut Preformed Parts

Today the most effective way for manufacturers to cut preformed machine parts is with a 3D laser cutter. The process involves designing parts in computer-assisted design (CAD) software then programming a laser machine to automatically cut preformed parts quickly on sheet metal, pre-bent tubing or other material. This technology is widely adopted by fabricators to […]

How Laser Marking Improves Fabrication Efficiency

Laser marking is used by manufacturers and designers to make a permanent impression on a material such as metal, plastic, film, laminates and others. This process encompasses a wide variety of marking applications. Here are essential points to keep in mind regarding laser engraving to get the most efficient and high quality results. Why Laser Machines Are […]

Important Safety Tips When Considering a Fiber Laser Cutting Machine Purchase

Many businesses outsource their fabrication projects to a laser cutting company. This can be a wise move if they don’t have the proper equipment, financial resources or trained staff to do the job themselves. But if you’re ready to purchase a machine to bring your fiber laser cutting projects in house, here are four factors […]

Important Factors in a Laser Cut Acrylic Project

Acrylics are polymer fibers that were first developed by DuPont in the early 1940s. These fibers often make up the materials for sweaters and tracksuits due to the warmth they provide. Since these wool-like fibers have incredible strength, they are used for furniture and travel bags. The laser is an ideal tool for cutting this strong material. […]

The Revolution of CNC Milling Machines

Manufacturers commonly use computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines for cutting, tapping, countersinking and cutting complex features. CNC milling machines help save time and money, allowing fabricators economic ways to transform objects into products. Here are key points to know about CNC machines and why they are widely used across many industries. How CNC Machines Have […]

A Deeper Look at Laser Cut Thin Metal Fabrication

A primary reason why fabricators use laser machines is because they are effective at cutting various type of sheet metal, as long as it isn’t too thick. For thicker plates, manufacturers use plasma cutters. Thin metals can be cut with various tools, but the key advantage to laser cutters is that they provide precision without using excessive […]

Making the Most of Precision Wood Cutting

Laser cutters can be used to cut or manipulate a wide range of materials, including wood. For high-end precision wood cutting, many fabricators use either a 2-D or 3-D laser cutter. Key reasons why lasers are favored over other cutting tools when it comes to woodwork is the speed, accuracy and versatility they provide. Here […]

The Basics of Laser Cut Copper

Copper is a vital component in many industrial, technological, and engineering projects. Cutting copper is a challenging task because the metal is more of a reflector than an absorber of infrared laser light. While there are several different types of laser cutters, we most often recommend fiber lasers for cutting copper and other non-ferrous metals. Below we’ll […]

The Uses of Tapping and Countersinking

While a CNC machine can handle a wide range of cutting, sometimes manual tapping and countersinking are needed to add finishing touches to a machine part. Tapping involves cutting threads on the inside surface of a hole. Countersinking means cutting a conical hole into metal, usually to allow space for a screw or bolt. Sometimes […]

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