Watch this slideshow to see products designed to increase productivity and ease operator training in manufacturing applications.
Servo Head Reduces Laser Piercing Time
Mazak Optonics says its servo head with piercing detection that monitors laser-processing conditions, reduces piercing times and improves cutting performance across a range of applications.
2D Laser Helps Shops Diversify
Mazak Optonics Corporation’s STX Mark III RTC is designed to help job shops differentiate and diversify the services they provide.
Laser Features System For Unattended Cutting
The HyperGear 612 2D laser-cutting system from Mazak Optonics Corporation features the automated and optimized five-point setup system that the company abbreviates “AO│5. ” This system makes cutting more efficient even during extended unattended operation, the company says.
Mazak Optonics Opens Laser Technology Center
Mazak Optonics Corporation, a global supplier of CO2 laser cutting systems, hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies in early May for the opening of the world’s largest dedicated laser technology center in Elgin, Illinois. The company says the facility’s opening emphasizes its commitment to help North American manufacturing companies meet application development challenges and to educate the industry on the potential impact of laser technology.
Field Report From Japan
The Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) is Japan’s most important machine tool show. The 2008 show reinforced the trends observed at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) that took place in Chicago two months earlier. Along with a review of the show, this article summarizes editorial visits to two new machine tool factories. The report shows that Japan continues to be a dynamic force in machine design and construction.
Laser Cutter Taps Into “Done-in-One” Fabrication
Multitasking machines offer a number of advantages, including reducing
multiple setups that require manual material handling and refixturing.
However, many fabricators still use multiple operations on separate
machines to process tube and pipe components. Secondary operations such
as tapping are especially prob
Not Your Typical Job Shop
This family-owned job shop has developed an integrated fabrication and machine shop in order to satisfy customers' changing needs. In doing so it has become an example that other shops might want to imitate.