Smith sees plasma systems being increasingly networked through the cloud in the future. In building those customer relationships, I think producers and partners will need to go beyond the equipment or system performance itself and increasingly look at the total value stream and product lifecycle for the customer, in order to gain an understanding of… Continued
An IPG fiber laser is mounted to a robot for welding automotive parts.
Here are two approaches to laser-cutting tubes – as a secondary operation on machines that are built to do something else Amada’s workhorse CO2 laser makes a fine tube- and structural-shape cutter, with the addition of a tube-handling unit.
Lasers are a natural fit for the latest generation of tailored blanks, hot-stamped parts, and safety-oriented designs of car bodies and structures.
With the addition of coil feeding, laser cutting takes a strong shot at a bastion of hard-tooled blanking: cutting automotive body-panel blanks from advanced high-strength steels.