Articles from this issue

Additive manufacturing has become an integral part of space travel and lunar exploration

April 9, 2024

As electric vehicles grow in popularity, the use of lasers can help with their production

April 9, 2024

A fiber laser machine manufacturer builds on its foundational assist gas technology to provide even more savings

April 9, 2024

Teach-by-touch cobot technology gives a fabricator a flexible, ergonomic solution for repetitive tasks

April 9, 2024

As a leading equipment manufacturer standardizes its fiber laser cutting platforms, automating the cutting process is simplified

February 1, 2024

How win/loss ratios can keep a laser cutting job shop competitive and profitable

February 1, 2024

How to build, repair and enhance manufacturing with directed energy deposition

February 1, 2024

A successful subcontractor in the Netherlands modernizes with the latest fab equipment

December 5, 2023

A customer experience platform delivers everything a fabricator needs for the ultimate in uptime

December 5, 2023

Sorting-and-stacking manpower doesn’t come easy these days. Learn how a robot is stepping in to help

December 5, 2023

Being brutally honest, one fabricator explains how his investment in a Chinese-made fiber laser has worked out

October 15, 2023

ERP software that integrates with disparate software offers sheet metal fabricators an avenue to improved efficiencies

October 15, 2023

How to incorporate quality control best practices in automotive manufacturing

October 15, 2023

The digital revolution is here and on the shop floor – the next step is building the smart factories of the future

August 14, 2023

As the nation’s only privately owned, full-line grating manufacturer, Ohio Gratings’ products are enjoyed by millions every year

August 14, 2023

Acosta Sheet Metal Mfg. partners with 99Bridges on a solution to the single-use plastic bag problem

August 14, 2023

Thanks to a new automated laser marking cell, fabricators can secure their longevity in an increasingly competitive marketplace

August 13, 2023

Modern metal service centers with access to top-notch equipment can provide quick response times

June 7, 2023

More than five years after its grand opening, the director of TRUMPF’s Smart Factory discusses the past, present and future of connected manufacturing

June 7, 2023

Robotic considerations for optimizing laser welding and cutting

June 7, 2023

A new service and support app delivers on the customer’s need for consistently high productivity

June 7, 2023

Manufacturing execution software provides training and automated solutions at a critical juncture

June 7, 2023

Understanding the three tenets of laser cutting production leads to long-term success

June 7, 2023

Creating an integrated system in the shop makes larger gains possible

March 31, 2023

Designing optics for high laser powers

March 31, 2023

Good welding fume extraction in the workplace benefits employee retention

March 31, 2023

In the modern era of manufacturing, automation comes in many forms

March 31, 2023

Kicking off 2023 with a renewed commitment to laser safety

February 2, 2023

A fabricator ramps up its use of ERP software, achieving increased throughput, on-time deliveries and lower inventory costs

February 2, 2023

Shop Floor Lasers revisits its time at Fabtech 2022 in Atlanta

February 2, 2023

A Q&A reveals how software is helping to further bring automation to the shop floor

December 2, 2022

After steel providers and metal service centers shared Q3 earnings presentations, what does it mean for shops going into 2023 and beyond?

December 2, 2022

When paired with a jet of water, fiber lasers tackle the thinnest of materials with
the utmost precision and accuracy

December 2, 2022

Four steps to avoid fire risks related to industrial dust collection systems

November 3, 2022

A sawing manufacturer weighs in on advancements in technology that address the labor shortage

October 5, 2022

A new user experience concept increases the productivity of laser-based machines

October 4, 2022

At IMTS, attendees saw the newest tools and technologies addressing the biggest trends in laser marking

October 4, 2022

As the pace of manufacturing is set to ramp up, a TRUMPF Q&A provides insight and advice

October 4, 2022

With two new ultra-high-power laser cutters, a Midwest contract manufacturer is prepared for whatever the future may hold

October 4, 2022

Sawing professionals shed light on the benefits of proper fluid application in cutting operations

August 2, 2022

Fiber laser bevel cutting takes a big step forward

August 1, 2022

Checking output power on high-power production lasers leads to continuous process improvement

August 1, 2022

A coil-fed laser blanking line can speed up cut times for blanks

August 1, 2022

A 5-axis CNC laser cutting system gives a California manufacturer something to smile about

August 1, 2022

A nearly 25-year-old manufacturing company invests in a 6-kW fiber laser cutter to keep up with updates

August 1, 2022

A robot takes over polishing metal rims at an aerospace manufacturer

June 2, 2022

Using the right abrasive products can have a significant effect on a business’s bottom line

June 2, 2022

Automated saw solutions are a perfect match for cutting aluminum

June 2, 2022

Sawing experts cover the most important preventive maintenance procedures for bandsaws

June 2, 2022

How to make your photons work smarter, not harder

June 1, 2022

At its first open house since the pandemic began, Mazak announces an expanded facility and a new fiber laser platform

June 1, 2022

Three recent laser marking advancements have hit the market to improve operations

June 1, 2022

Bringing XXL laser cutting to metal service centers

June 1, 2022

As supply chain uncertainties abound, fabricators keep their eyes on the price of steel

June 1, 2022

A roundtable discussion on the rising use of industrial automation that’s easy to use and implement

June 1, 2022

Sawing experts weigh in on the factors that determine effective cuts

March 29, 2022

Collecting weld fumes at the source with fume extraction guns

March 29, 2022

Cross-flow collectors provide a breath of fresh air to protect workers

March 29, 2022

A look at the drivers and suppliers of a growing trend in laser cutting: in-house assist gas generation

March 29, 2022

Compared to CO2 lasers, fiber optics maintenance is simple and straightforward

March 29, 2022

A third-generation, family-owned metal fabricator acquires an ultra-high-power fiber laser, further building on its founder’s early dreams

March 29, 2022

The development of a bi-metal saw blade offers manufacturers more versatility in materials

February 2, 2022

By embracing Industry 4.0, sawing applications improve the production process and worker satisfaction

February 2, 2022

The “difference maker” for many laser welding applications is a high-power fiber laser and filler wire

February 2, 2022

A toolbox manufacturer improves quoting responsiveness and accuracy helps the business grow

February 2, 2022

Unanticipated growth for an Indiana sheet metal fabricator leads to investment in quality fiber lasers and an automated tower system

February 2, 2022

New compact fiber lasers demonstrate that sometimes the best things do come in small packages

February 2, 2022

Long before winning her business of the year award, Shannon Huffman was winning the game of life

February 2, 2022

Optimize cutting and grinding to create quality welds in shipbuilding applications

December 1, 2021

The proper battery and charger make a cordless power tool run safely and efficiently

December 1, 2021

The next step in shop floor management for automating and streamlining processes

December 1, 2021

Q&A provides insight into Lincoln Electric’s laser welding focus and expertise

December 1, 2021

A small shop invests in a new punch-laser combo machine to keep up with today’s manufacturing challenges

December 1, 2021

To fully harness the operational benefits of ultra-high laser power, acceleration is key

December 1, 2021

A steel service center improves speed and accuracy with a new approach to managing and handling materials

October 3, 2021

A manufacturer sees huge gains in productivity after adopting an automated sawing solution

October 3, 2021

Making the case for a cost-competitive, “just the essentials” fiber laser

October 3, 2021

A metal fabricator creates a rapid prototyping cell that eliminates bottlenecks and keeps customers happy

October 3, 2021

Manufacturing is typically considered an energy-intensive industry, but companies are working to reduce their carbon footprint with cutting-edge technologies

October 3, 2021

A tube laser designed for high-speed cutting offers a solution for manufacturers that can’t produce parts fast enough

October 3, 2021

A South Dakota-based machine maker takes a custom approach to meeting customer needs

August 3, 2021

Gaining insights into production processes allows for fact-based decisions for improved efficiency

August 3, 2021

Seeking to diversify its customer base, a fabrication company implements advanced fiber laser technology

August 3, 2021

To address the growing need to weld the copper required for electric vehicles, new laser technologies are emerging

August 3, 2021

Like it or not, the manufacturing world is moving away from manual labor in favor of automated systems. Is your shop ready? 

August 3, 2021

The benefits of working with an established OEM should be factored into a laser cutter purchasing decisionhttps://magazine.shopfloorlasers.com/2021/aug/d/#page12

August 3, 2021

Looking for the reason for the recent rise in metal prices? It’s probably not what you’re thinking

June 2, 2021

A line of powerful fiber lasers finds a place with novice and advanced operators alike

June 2, 2021

A new management team initiates complex aerospace laser processing resulting in long-term customer contracts

June 2, 2021

To reduce indirect fabrication processing time, intralogistics is a good place to start

June 2, 2021

When the right tools are deployed, fabricators make fast work of deburring sheet metal

June 2, 2021

Ventilation experts examine the effects of exposure to metal toxicity and how to prevent it

March 31, 2021

The technology behind cordless tools has advanced, allowing manufacturers to meet high production standards

March 30, 2021

Tips for working with stainless steel – from start to finish

March 30, 2021

A new compact power meter finds its way into industrial settings to enhance laser processing quality for additive, welding and cutting applications

March 30, 2021

A combination of sorting and storage automation allows users to take full advantage of high-powered fiber lasers

March 30, 2021

Advanced technology, including a large-format fiber laser, is one way a dump truck body manufacturer extends its versatility

March 30, 2021

A new software system provides integrated shop floor intelligence to help identify trends and bottlenecks

March 30, 2021

Machine of the Month Cincinnati Inc. MARCH Laser Automation System

March 30, 2021

As power levels rise, advances in laser optics and cutting heads help make quality and efficient cuts in all materials

February 3, 2021

Retiring workers, the skills gap and increasingly complex jobs call for a focus on laser automation

February 3, 2021

The right fiber laser paired with automation and software allows a U.K.-based fabricator to increase margins on products

February 3, 2021

Keeping your CO2 laser – and your fabricating business – in shape during uncertain times

February 3, 2021

Sawing solutions give customers greater capabilities paired with significant savings in the new Sawing Productivity found within Shop Floor Lasers.

February 3, 2021

To offer customers even better support in an increasingly competitive environment, Bystronic advances into a new dimension of fiber laser cutting with its 15-kW ByStar fiber laser machine. The high-end ByStar fiber laser features high-precision Bystronic technology, a reliable cutting process for the highest laser outputs, which is well suited for a wide range of applications.

February 3, 2021

A next-level laser hybrid welding system for fabricators that handle thick metal plate

December 2, 2020

An Iowa-based manufacturer improves throughput and cut quality with fiber lasers

December 2, 2020

Tower automation systems take material storage to the next level

December 2, 2020

Four laser cutting equipment providers discuss their latest and greatest technology advancements

December 2, 2020

Today’s challenging laser welding, cutting and drilling applications require speed and precision, which is what Prima Power Laserdyne has delivered…

October 6, 2020

Laser micromachining serves as a flexible, high-precision manufacturing process

October 6, 2020

Today’s fiber lasers make a strong case for large-format cutting and extra-large processing

October 6, 2020

Remote service and support sees an increase due to Covid-19

October 6, 2020

XXL tube cutting gets faster, more accurate and much more profitable

October 6, 2020

Companies that make smart equipment investments are better positioned to tackle future opportunities as well as future uncertainty

August 3, 2020

Machine of the month – MC Machinery Systems’ Advanced 800 EX-F laser cutter

August 3, 2020

Software and hardware upgrades make a new laser machine a multi-threat

August 3, 2020

Using high-pressure air is improving laser cutting operations and reducing costs

August 3, 2020

Price is often the top reason to purchase aftermarket laser cutting consumables, but there are other factors to keep in mind

August 3, 2020

Murata Machinery’s LS3015GC Fiber Laser Cutter

June 3, 2020

A precision sheet metal manufacturer uses its prototyping prowess to produce PPE for local healthcare providers

June 3, 2020

Major QCW laser enhancements are now being adapted to meet the needs of the automotive industry

June 3, 2020

Approaching the manufacturing process with automated parts sorting improves efficiencies factory-wide

June 3, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, an essential manufacturer has a new fiber laser installed and with it, instills new confidence in its employees and customers

June 3, 2020

Machine of the month – BLM’s LT8.20 3-D laser cutting machine

April 1, 2020

Mazak Optonics maintains strong ties to Japanese culture despite the 6,000 miles that separate the U.S. company from its headquarters in Japan

April 1, 2020

A new fiber laser covers all the bases in what a shop wants in a laser cutter

April 1, 2020

A punch-laser combination machine gives fabricators the flexibility to stay ahead of customer demands

April 1, 2020

Machine of the month – Trumpf’s TruLaser 1030 Fiber Laser

February 3, 2020

Laser cutting and welding is greatly improved when a laser’s beam characteristics can be modified on the fly for individual applications

February 3, 2020

Meeting the challenges of new aerospace engine designs with improved titanium and nickel-based alloy laser welding processes

February 3, 2020

The classic chuck box gets an overhaul with the help of automated fabrication services and a shrewd shark

February 3, 2020

Maintaining smart machine tools requires equally intelligent tools and technologies

February 3, 2020

Amada America Inc.’s Ventis Fiber Laser Machine

December 2, 2019

Process knowledge is key to achieving desired production rates and yields for laser welding, cutting and marking

December 2, 2019

A new service business uses unique technology to build up large-scale AM parts

December 2, 2019

A step-by-step approach to building a smart factory makes the journey less intimidating

December 2, 2019

A new development in robotic laser cutting is delivering big gains for cutting 3-D automotive components

December 2, 2019

Machine of the Month – Cincinnati Inc.’s CL-900 Series Fiber Laser System

October 2, 2019

A Q&A with industry experts unveils detailed advice on using assist gases

October 2, 2019

3-D laser cutting serves as an ideal secondary process for handling metal formed parts

October 2, 2019

To achieve manufacturing excellence, an integrated software suite gives businesses the full view of their production environments

October 2, 2019

Mazak Corp. is celebrating 100 years of success and innovation in 2019

October 2, 2019

Bystronic’s ByStar 12-kW Fiber Laser Cutter

July 31, 2019

When facing common challenges, sometimes all a shop needs is a robust and economical laser

July 31, 2019

A gas assist system utilizes a nitrogen/oxygen mixture for improved quality and productivity at a lower cost

July 31, 2019

Using a leveler eliminates flatness defects and internal stresses that can compromise the final sheet metal product

July 31, 2019

Clear answers to questions about switching from CO2 to fiber

July 31, 2019

After investing in a new fiber laser, a custom kitchen fabricator takes manual labor off his employees’ plates

July 31, 2019

Machine of the month – Mazak Optonics Corp.’s Optiplex 3015 Fiber III

June 3, 2019

A Midwest bulk tank manufacturer invests in a new laser for new business

June 3, 2019

By optimizing machine functionality for laser tube cutting operations, fabricators save time and money

June 3, 2019

Fiber laser breakthrough enables all-fiber tunable beam quality

June 3, 2019

With 120 years of business under its belt, Cincinnati Inc. celebrates its past while looking to the future 

June 3, 2019

Machine of the month – HK Laser’s FS 3015 Falcon-Series Fiber Laser

April 1, 2019

Combining equipment options for greater indoor air quality increases safety as well as quality

April 1, 2019

A Las Vegas manufacturer invests in the right equipment and places value in after-sales service to win big

April 1, 2019

A busy fab shop discovers that staying competitive is about making connections – literally

April 1, 2019

Understanding the features that are most beneficial for processing large material with 3-D tube cutting systems

April 1, 2019

Making lasers more productive with automated material handling systems, oftentimes added after the fact

April 1, 2019

Murata Machinery’s LS3015HL laser machine

January 30, 2019

Two companies find they can meet production goals by investing in the right laser and the automation to go with it

January 30, 2019

With better understanding of the laser beam, fabricators achieve optimal performance

January 30, 2019

Continuing on decades of groundbreaking laser innovation, IPG Photonics is once again pioneering the next wave of industrial fiber laser solutions

January 30, 2019

Messer Cutting Systems’ MetalMaster Xcel Messer Cutting Systems has designed a combination plasma/fiber laser cutting machine with a multi-tool capacity…

December 31, 2018

Acquiring a new ERP system and fiber laser cutter while also removing dark, dirty racking reveals a bright future for one food equipment manufacturer

December 31, 2018

Getting what you need in a coil-fed laser blanking system

December 31, 2018

Laser manufacturers offer more kilowatts to meet today’s industry demands for speed and power

December 31, 2018

With the advent of fiber lasers and increases in laser power, OEMs build their machines with high dynamics in mind

December 28, 2018

Four sheet metal fabricators discuss the ins and outs of tube processing on a rotary index laser cutting system

October 3, 2018

Automation isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution due to shop floor constraints, but solutions are available for individual needs

October 3, 2018

Additive manufacturing evaluation services help determine which parts are a good fit

October 3, 2018

In pursuit of improving an internal welding process, Miller finds its solution in-house

October 3, 2018

Collaborating before the design, cutting and bending processes leads to better results

October 3, 2018

Advantages of using an ejector tool for small parts sorting

October 3, 2018

Identifying dust hazards in a facility is key, but following through on recommendations is critical

October 3, 2018

The Titan Express mid-size laser cutting machine from Laser Photonics Corp. combines a small footprint with the cut quality and performance…

October 3, 2018

New technology provides laser cutting operations with increased speed and reduced gas consumption

August 1, 2018

How novel designs and flexible training enable world-class service

August 1, 2018

By manufacturing an all-terrain wheelchair, a Minnesota company helps the disabled better enjoy the great outdoors

August 1, 2018

Learning what acronyms like KST, Pmax and MIE stand for, and more importantly, what they mean, is significant when combatting combustible dust

August 1, 2018

Two industry veterans offer equipment and software advice to help fabricators maximize their profitability

August 1, 2018

The TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber delivers on short processing times for a range of tubes and profiles. Delivering reduced part times,…

August 1, 2018

For anyone still on the fence about punch/laser combo machines, it’s not too late to change your mind

June 4, 2018

Optimizing job flow through improvements in cutting, sorting and bending operations

June 4, 2018

IIoT and customer input help shape the laser machine controls of today and tomorrow 

June 4, 2018

Options are available for improving press brake productivity to keep up with today’s fiber lasers 

June 4, 2018

A record enthusiast ponders a better way to store and display his album collection and a company is born

June 4, 2018

What every manufacturer should understand about indoor air quality

June 4, 2018

The Tsugami SS207-5AX LaserSwiss combines Swiss-style machining with laser cutting and laser welding on one machine with a single operating platform….

June 4, 2018

Laser-based materials processing: A manufacturing revolution 50 years in the making

April 3, 2018

With more control over beam diameter, working with thin and thick materials becomes a possibility with just one dual-fiber laser machine

April 3, 2018

How a Minden, Nev., job shop and owner apply manufacturing and financial resources to help those in need

April 3, 2018

Laser automation: The answer to setting your cutting pace

April 3, 2018

Laser cleaning equipment gives fabricators clean, contaminate-free parts and surfaces

April 3, 2018

Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCut HR processing head delivers cutting-edge performance for flatbed systems up to 15+ kW. The cutting head features automatic,…

April 3, 2018

When fabricators take advantage of KPIs to verify machine operation, overall production benefits

January 30, 2018

Overcoming metal cutting challenges, part 3: Processing special coated metals

January 30, 2018

When cutting thick metals, fiber lasers are the new MVP

January 30, 2018

Bringing smart air quality control to laser cutting operation

January 30, 2018

How upgrading CAM software saved a major semi-truck manufacturer and a steel fabricator upwards of $1 million each

January 30, 2018

LVD Strippit’s Electra FL 3015 fiber laser cutting machine is now offered with an 8-kW power source. The Electra 8-kW can…

January 30, 2018

 A look at new 3-D printing technologies that will increase its use in manufacturing

November 29, 2017

New cutting head technology and a material handling tower facilitate heavy-gauge cutting to support customer demands

November 29, 2017

Overcoming metal cutting challenges, part 2: Don’t fear the exotics – there’s money to be made

November 29, 2017

Re-establishing and redesigning a lighting manufacturer’s fabricating operations creates a competitive edge in an up-and-coming industry

November 29, 2017

nLight alta Compact 2500 Fiber Laser The nLight alta Compact 2500 fiber laser provides productivity and reliability in the smallest…

November 29, 2017

Reducing the risk of dust collector fires and explosions

November 29, 2017

For the flexibility to cut varying material types in a range of thicknesses, zoom focus is a fiber laser technology must

October 3, 2017

A lighting fixture manufacturer faces a brighter future after investing in an automated laser/punch combo system

October 3, 2017

A switch to laser welding can save time and money while still producing high-quality welds

October 3, 2017

Overcoming metal cutting challenges, part 1: Steel and aluminum

October 3, 2017

The Salvagnini L3-30 fiber laser features a new air-cooled cutting head and a 6-kW resonator, serving as a complement to the…

October 3, 2017

The Salvagnini L3-30 fiber laser features a new air-cooled cutting head and a 6-kW resonator, serving as a complement to the…

October 3, 2017

Quick-turn laser shops produce quotes in hours and parts in days, but there’s more to the story than speed

August 2, 2017

Tired of paying your monthly gas bills? DIY nitrogen might be the answer

August 2, 2017

Understanding the positive environmental impact of laser marking

August 2, 2017

The (often) overlooked areas of preventive maintenance for laser cutters

August 2, 2017

Whether it’s welding thick and thin materials together or welding dissimilar materials, lasers are equipped to tackle the job

August 2, 2017

Laser engraving on firearms and tactical weapons includes serialization and customization

August 2, 2017

Are CO2 lasers taking another step toward their much-anticipated demise?

May 31, 2017

Reducing the footprint and saving steps with a laser/punch machine with multi-tooling

May 31, 2017

A Maryland-based company brings a bigger laser into the job shop. Business soars; donations follow

May 31, 2017

Avoiding laser cutting head crashes

May 31, 2017

IPG Photonics’ LaserCube flat bed cutter is optimized for cutting small parts with its innovative cutting head technology and available…

May 31, 2017

Wobble head applications in laser welding aluminum and copper

April 3, 2017

Plasma and laser cutting fumes: high exposure, high risk

April 3, 2017

Bringing its laser marking in-house allows medical equipment manufacturer to gain huge ROI

April 3, 2017

Laser cutting assist gases: Is compressed air the right choice?

April 3, 2017

Getting the most out of a laser investment requires knowing all the variables

April 3, 2017

Automation Alternatives Fiber RubyLaser Cutting and Welding Systems

April 3, 2017

Insight into the maintenance involved with fiber laser cutters

April 3, 2017

A new fiber laser featuring sophisticated automation helps a special-needs conversion vehicle manufacturer get from point A to point B

February 1, 2017

Pacific Northwest fabricator takes a big step forward with a laser/punch system from Prima Power

February 1, 2017

As fabricators are faced with dozens of OEM fiber laser choices, Cincinnati Inc. lays out essential features to keep in mind

February 1, 2017

Bystronic’s 8-kW, 10-kW ByStar Fiber Laser: The Ultimate Differentiator

February 1, 2017

SecturaSoft’s Pierre Slabber provides insights on the direction fabrication software is taking today and in the near future

February 1, 2017

How fiber laser users are successfully processing highly reflective metals

February 1, 2017

As 2017 lifts off, the industrial laser community looks up to Industry 4.0, additive manufacturing and new laser sources

February 1, 2017

By developing the cutting head in-house, a laser equipment manufacturer provides customers with a competitive edge

November 30, 2016

Prevent injuries and improve productivity by following OSHA-recommended guidelines

November 30, 2016

A plasma and fiber laser combination cutting machine offers a multitude of advantages

November 30, 2016

Precision laser drilling with ultrashort pulse lasers opens up a world of possibilities

November 30, 2016

3-D printing technology produces aluminum handlebars used at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

November 30, 2016

Trumpf’s TruMatic 1000 Fiber Punch Laser Combination Machine

November 30, 2016

New technologies achieve superior laser cutting edge quality, eliminating secondary operations

October 3, 2016

How the biggest supplier of pharmacy merchandising display systems got even bigger with a pair of CO2 lasers and a sky-high material handling tower

October 3, 2016

Realizing the potential of tube laser cutting, fabricators gain versatility in design and production

October 3, 2016

A new 12-kW, high-power fiber laser cutter helps shops make gains in efficiency and capability

October 3, 2016

Application focused DPSS laser outshines industry favorite fiber laser counterpart when marking components

October 3, 2016

How CMMS consulting guides manufacturers through unpredictability and global changes

October 3, 2016

Mazak Optonics Corp.’s Versatile, Compact Laser-Tube 100

October 3, 2016

Fabtech arrives in Las Vegas on Nov. 16 and will serve as North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event through Nov….

October 3, 2016

United Lens Co. adds a new spherical polishing machine to expand its capabilities

August 2, 2016

After years of R&D, the laser welding wobble method is poised to address a range of fabricators’ advanced joining needs

August 2, 2016

When automation and Industry 4.0 unite, manufacturers gain competitiveness while opening the door to even greater possibilities

August 1, 2016

In the wake of an economic downturn, a Tulsa shop diversifies – and perseveres – with a new laser cutter

August 1, 2016

First-time laser users talk about their experiences with the advanced cutting technology

August 1, 2016

Machine of the Month

August 1, 2016

Design innovation for user displays in next-generation products is made possible by laser micromachining technology

August 1, 2016

Taking care of maintenance for CO2 laser cutting machines

June 6, 2016

Remote monitoring allows fabricator to reach new heights in productivity and efficiency

June 6, 2016

Ram Off Road Accessories, Custom Laser Works and Vendetta Motorsports all reside under the same roof, and they all benefit from a new fiber laser

June 6, 2016

A year into GMTA’s partnership with Arnold Ravensburg and laser welding and cladding in a small automated work cell leads the list of innovations

June 6, 2016

Whitney PlateLaser 3060

June 6, 2016

Making the most of fiber laser production through automated processes

June 6, 2016

A workplace furniture manufacturer invests in fiber technology and enhances customer service, giving its employees new-found comfort

June 6, 2016

The science nonfiction behind this most indispensable technology

March 30, 2016

Improved technology positions electric motors as a smart choice over hydraulic systems for material handling

March 30, 2016

A custom manufacturer sees new light thanks to reality TV and a Mazak CO2 laser machine

March 30, 2016

The PATH Act, which Congress recently signed into law, ushers in fiscal advantages through depreciation and a now-permanent U.S. tax deduction

March 30, 2016

Laser System L2000

March 30, 2016

Amada’s new fiber laser increases productivity and accuracy at higher cutting speeds

March 30, 2016

Considerations when choosing the right dust and fume collector

March 30, 2016

Investing in the latest fiber laser technology translates into high productivity growth

February 1, 2016

The relationship forged by Cincinnati Inc. and Metamation shows how powerful a partnership can be

February 1, 2016

Understanding how debris shields can extend the life of high-power laser optics

February 1, 2016

A fresh perspective on coil-stock laser blanking takes the traditional table out of the equation while also making use of existing equipment

February 1, 2016

As talk of fiber proliferates industry conversations, fabricators have choices when considering bringing the technology in-house

February 1, 2016

Testing a variety of laser gas delivery hoses reveals that stainless steel keeps gas mixtures intact

December 11, 2015

A computerized maintenance management system lets manufacturers use the cloud for protection on land

December 11, 2015

A hybrid machine incorporates generative laser deposition welding into a 5-axis milling machine

December 10, 2015

Quality Industries focuses on the latest manufacturing equipment and technology to provide continuous improvement for customers

December 10, 2015

At Fabtech 2015, direct diode lasers were presented, proving their enhanced cutting speed and quality

December 10, 2015

The Art Institute of Chicago’s iconic lions are scanned and printed for select Fabtech attendees

December 10, 2015

IPG Photonics’ new micromachining division reveals that the fiber revolution has just begun

December 10, 2015

LaserSwiss – Tsugami CNC Precision Automatic Lathe with IMG Laser Cutting System

October 15, 2015

When cutting-edge equipment is in sight, Midland Metal Products takes a conservative investment approach

October 10, 2015

In one month, Fabtech 2015 will open its doors to the public. Find out ahead of time what visitors can expect while they’re there.

October 10, 2015

A refresher course on why fiber laser is the best choice in certain cutting applications

October 10, 2015

Driven by R&D and customer service, LaserStar Technologies has turned its Florida facility into a manufacturing operation

October 10, 2015

When fabricators embrace the latest laser system developments, cutting, welding and drilling improve

October 10, 2015

As solid-state laser technology evolves, its appeal grows in the fabrication industry

October 10, 2015

Focused on sales and marketing, Robert St. Aubin has committed his career to bridging the gap between the status quo and the future of successful manufacturing

October 10, 2015

At Begneaud Mfg., luck, drive and a passion for cutting-edge equipment continue to inspire success 

October 10, 2015

Industry experts tackle the question: ‘How much power is enough?’

August 17, 2015

Meeting an industry need for cutting light-gauge metal with lower watt laser systems

August 17, 2015

The combined capabilities of a CNC lathe and laser cutter give U.S. manufacturers a competitive edge  

August 17, 2015

By calculating the nominal hazard zone, laser operators can better understand their equipment’s safe zone

August 17, 2015

New laser measurement technologies focus on high-power laser processes

August 17, 2015

When a major supplier to the chain mail supply industry expanded into laser engraving, automation was a necessary component

August 17, 2015

Automotive manufacturers look to new innovations in 3-D printing to better leverage the technology

August 17, 2015

Laser marking advancements make the grade for aerospace parts manufacturing

June 10, 2015

A new robot from ABB delivers speed, versatility and quality to the Big Three and beyond

June 10, 2015

Why it’s good to have an LSO monitoring your laser use and how to pick the best candidate 

June 10, 2015

Manufacturers profit from preventing laser head crashes before they occur – instead of responding after they happen

June 10, 2015

Dick Couch revolutionized plasma cutting while also building one of the most well-respected companies in the industry

June 10, 2015

Whitney tests exotic materials for customers to see if they are viable candidates to be fiber laser cut

June 10, 2015

When it comes to the potential purchase of laser equipment, the service and support offered should factor into the decision

June 10, 2015

A Wisconsin fabricator continues to grow with the help of new cutting and material-handling equipment

June 10, 2015

Single and double work cells afford production designers more options in job shops and large production department environments

April 13, 2015

TeraDiode talks about its technology and how it can change the future of laser metal cutting.

April 13, 2015

Fiber lasers undercut the operating costs of CO2 lasers

April 13, 2015

When a new fiber laser cuts with air assist gas, it also cuts operating costs

April 13, 2015

Maintenance software pumps up productivity, lowers costs and eases audits

April 13, 2015

Initiating a laser safety program starts with identifying the laser hazard classifications associated with certain equipment

April 13, 2015

Integrate CAD/CAM nesting software with an ERP system for improved efficiency

April 13, 2015

A new laser technology aimed at improving the live sports experience can also help the factory floor be safer and more efficient

April 13, 2015

Making the case for pro-manufacturing tax reform

February 10, 2015

Without the trailblazers of the past, the industry wouldn’t be where it is today

February 10, 2015

Wisconsin manufacturer hits a home run with fiber lasers from Mitsubishi

February 10, 2015

Fiber lasers and CNC fabricating: When a laser beam is in close proximity to the coolant required for a Swiss-style lathe, a collaboration in precision and productivity surprisingly ensues

February 10, 2015

Manufacturers reap big benefits when a laser and a plasma cutting system come together on one machine

February 10, 2015

Laser welding reduces weight and costs in transmission components

February 10, 2015

When fabricators leverage cloud-based technology, costs per part can be significantly reduced

February 10, 2015

Optics are essential in both CO2 and fiber laser systems, but the characteristics for each are inherently different

February 10, 2015

By leveraging a technique called stitch cutting, fabricators can get more speed out of their fiber lasers

September 1, 2014

As fiber laser technology evolves, it edges out traditional YAG marking methods

September 1, 2014

Higher processing speeds are possible with a new tube and pipe laser cutter

September 1, 2014

Avoiding hazards related to laser cutting equipment begins with understanding your new laser and continues with solid planning

September 1, 2014

How something so small can cost so much

September 1, 2014

Lessons on fiber and CO2 laser power requirements

September 1, 2014

Amada’s latest entry into the U.S. manufacturing market does what CO2 can do — and more

September 1, 2014
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