June 13, 2002
By: Dr. Gerald Kaye
This article discusses the components that make up a modern abrasive cutting machine. Many of the design considerations are based on the characteristics of the cutting wheel. The author also discusses feeding systems, vises, ejection systems, and the electronics and software that control the machine. Also included is some safety information.
Built to fully exploit the benefits of fiber laser cutting LVD's Electra is one of the fastest fiber laser cutting machines on the market.
From the Web: Retraining in Atlantic City; Ford fast tracks aluminum truck; U.S. mfg losing ground - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Atlantic City casino workers to retrain for fab jobs; aluminum body truck production picks up speed; U.S. factories keep losing ground; materials providers focus on 3-D printing; and young entrepreneur stresses leadership.
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