September/October 2016 Issue


Quality Edge 

New technologies achieve superior laser cutting edge quality, eliminating secondary operations

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Tower of Power

How the biggest supplier of pharmacy merchandising display systems got even bigger with a pair of CO2 lasers and a sky-high material handling tower 

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Everyday Tubes 

Realizing the potential of tube laser cutting, fabricators gain versatility in design and production

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High-Power Productivity

A new 12-kW, high power fiber laser cutter helps shops make gains in efficiency and capability

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Grade A Engraving

Application focused DPSS laser outshines industry favorite fiber laser counterpart when marking components

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Weathering Challenges

How CMMS consulting guides manufacturers through unpredictability and global changes

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Fabtech 2016 Show Preview

Fabtech arrives in Las Vegas on Nov. 16 and will serve as North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event through Nov. 18.

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Tube and Pipe Magazine – October 2016 Issue

Tube and Pipe Magazine is a special edition insert that will be published in select issues of FAB Shop Magazine Direct, Shop Floor Lasers, and Welding Productivity. Each issue will take an indepth look at the technology used in the pipe and tube industry to more efficiently cut, bend, fold, weld and perform the myriad other manufacturing processes that are used to produce these critical components.

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Machine of the Month - The Mazak Optonics VCL-T100

The Mazak Optonics VCL-T100 is an affordable tube production laser that utilizes direct-diode laser technology, which delivers higher efficiency and reliability than traditional fiber or other solid-state laser generation systems.

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