The use of a highly concentrated beam of light to generate enough heat to pierce and cut. Based on the principle of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, laser machines generate waves of light that are consistent in phase, frequency, and direction of travel; the light is described as being correlated, coherent, and collimated.
Although the metals industry initially relied on carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers, fiberoptic lasers began to gain ground in the middle of the 2000s decade.
The Bystronic Xpert press brake features advanced ByVision Bending control, intuitive operator interface + unique dynamic hydraulic crowning system = the ultimate bending experience. Options: Voice Control; LAMS (exact angles from the first bend); PartID code scanning; Optical Bend Guiding. Bystronic's RF-A and XPT light-weight precision segmented tools ensure fast tool setups and maximum operator ergonomics.
The college track passes right by manufacturing - by Dan Davis
As educators push for their students toward a college-prep curriculum, students are missing out on possible vocational training opportunities and the manufacturing industry is missing out on young talent.
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