The increasing popularity of fiber laser cutting machines is being driven by three key criteria. Very often the focus is on the first two, namely running costs specifically electricity, and secondly the increased productivity with cutting times around 5-6 times faster when working with a thin sheet.
However the third key criteria, maintenance should be considered of equal importance. To understand what is involved, we will look at the differences between servicing a CO2 laser and a fiber laser machine.
The Hummingbird Project demonstrates all the advantages of additive manufacturing in a single component: complex geometries, lightweight construction and the integration of functions and components are possible. There are almost no limits in the way of design. See how industrial 3D printing technology changes the way of manufacturing.
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Brent & Warburton have just purchased their first Mazak CNC machine tool.
Established in 1913, Brent & Warburton is a family owned and operated manufacturing business located in Tomago, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, boasting 6 CNC Lathes, 6 CNC Mills, many manual machines, fabrication and fitting facilities, and 6 over-head cranes.
The spindle is the heart of a machine tool, and when it gives out, repair and rebuild can resuscitate it for continued service and productivity. But these are delicate operations, and they must be performed according to specific process procedures using the best equipment and replacement parts. Optimal results are achieved when the professionals who originally produced the spindle are the ones to repair and rebuild it.
John Hart is dedicated to the continued improvement and investment in their service and support infrastructure, and have marked that commitment by opening a second office in New South Wales, located in Newcastle.
World premiere in civil aviation with EOS technology. Today, the dream of flight revolves around producing aircraft components using industrial 3D printing technology. Every company aims to open up opportunities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace – in terms of new customer benefits, potential cost savings and sustainability targets. Thanks to EOS additive manufacturing technology, Liebherr is getting closer to achieving this goal. The realization of a high-pressure hydraulic valve block using EOS metal 3D printing technology marks an important milestone. This valve block has now been successfully tested on a flight with an Airbus A380 aircraft.
The market for sheet metal laser cutting machines has developed rapidly in recent years, with new types of machines being marketed by sheet metal laser cutting manufacturers, that are revolutionising the laser cutting process and the choices that users can make. When specifying machines, users have three choices, dependent upon their own specific requirements, namely the traditional CO2 sheet metal laser cutting machines; the next generation fibre laser cutters, and the revolutionary direct diode laser or DDL.
Multi-Tasking machine tool technology has revolutionized manufacturing and continues to play a critical role in today’s truly progressive machine shops. Besides the amazing gains in productivity, Multi-Tasking technology has catapulted machine shops, especially smaller ones, to levels where they can easily machine the most complex parts in the world and do so cost-effectively.
Despite the fact that Multi-Tasking technology has become increasingly common in machine shops around the world, many manufacturers still believe such machines are costly and a challenge to integrate into existing processes and automation. Where these myths arose remains a mystery, but the facts are easy to find, especially when discussing Mazak Multi-Tasking.
Ever since the creation of the first all-metal lathe in 1751, manufacturers have depended on highly flexible and precise “mother machines,” the metal cutting equipment used to produce all other factory equipment. More than 200 years later, Mazak contributed to this effort with its Slant Turn 40 ATC Mill Center, which gave manufacturers the ability to mill and turn on a single machine platform. Today, Mazak offers a comprehensive range of solutions – the Five Levels of Multi-Tasking – designed to ensure that each manufacturer has an option that suits their unique needs.
Multi-Tasking machines are extremely effective because of their ability to mill and turn part features with high accuracy and high quality, while cutting down on the number of machines required in a manufacturing facility and reducing labour cost per part.
Mazak offer a wide and diverse selection of Multi-Tasking machines with differing capabilities. Whether you are producing small parts with unit cycle times of under a minute, or large, complex components that require a full week of machining, Mazak have a solution to boost your efficiency, flexibility and productivity.