April 30, 2013
By: Marc Lobit
If a laser cutting machine is not cutting, it has no chance of making money for the shop. Downtime related to maintenance is understandable. Downtime related to the slow process of attending to laser optics is frustrating. Automation, however, can help keep that laser cutting machine running, even when it's cutting different material thicknesses.
With over 13,000 installations in 60 countries, Amada is the leader in laser technology. Visit us at FABTECH booth B2503 in Atlanta to witness the latest advances in fiber laser technology and automated bending. Experience how Amada can take your shop’s productivity to an unprecedented level.
FABTECH reporter’s notebook: A contract metal fabrication metaphor, in tube - by Tim Heston
Atlanta played host to FABTECH last week, when tens of thousands descended upon the Georgia World Congress Center. Most said they expected good times for 2015, but it's a complex business that requires careful coordination. A unique exoskeletal racecar on display last week proved to be an apt metaphor of metal fabrication at its best.
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