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A cut above

A cut above
Two industry veterans offer equipment and software advice to help fabricators maximize their profitability by Robert Farrell, president, Farrell MarCom Services LLC       There’s a typical scene on the floor of fabricating and service center companies across the nation: They’re chugging along OK, keeping their head above the water, but along the way, many are leaving money on the table – Read full article >>

Industrial flow

Industrial flow
Optimizing job flow through improvements in cutting, sorting and bending operations by Kurt Debbaut, Cadman product manager, LVD Co. nv       The explosion of Industry 4.0 and the associated trends such as Internet of Things, Smart Factory and Big Data has complicated the understanding of the next industrial revolution and its significance. But moving to Industry 4.0 is fundamentally about Read full article >>

Automated nesting

Automated nesting
How upgrading CAM software saved a major semi-truck manufacturer and a steel fabricator upwards of $1 million each by Robert Farrell, president, Farrell MarCom Services LLC   Freightliner Trucks, an American truck manufacturer under the Daimler Group umbrella of companies, produces heavy-duty semis – the type of long-haul carriers that ship goods from one side of the country to the other. To Read full article >>

Light speed

Light speed
Quick-turn laser shops produce quotes in hours and parts in days, but there’s more to the story than speed by Kip Hanson, senior editor       It used to be, buyers would think nothing of waiting a week for a part quote, and lead times of a month or two were no big deal. But times change. In today’s “I need it now” world, people expect everything to be lightening fast. This is just as true Read full article >>

State of software

State of software
SecturaSoft’s Pierre Slabber provides insights on the direction fabrication software is taking today and in the near future by Robert Farrell, owner, Farrell MarCom Services LLC   Pierre Slabber, founder and president of SecturaSoft LLC, is a veteran of more than 25 years in the fabrication software industry. His professional background includes software and product development and Read full article >>

Bonding over business

Bonding over business
The relationship forged by Cincinnati Inc. and Metamation shows how powerful a partnership can be by Abbe Miller, editor-in-chief       In a world of ever-increasing competition, companies are partnering to cross-promote their products and services. The goal of these partnerships is to gain exposure to new customers that a company may not be able to reach on its own. The new-found exposure Read full article >>

Heads up

Heads up
Manufacturers profit from preventing laser head crashes before they occur – instead of responding after they happenby Susan Woods, senior editor   “The saying ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ certainly applies to laser cutting,” says Kevin Keane, product manager for SigmaTek Systems. The ramifications associated with laser heads crashes – costly machine downtime and equipment Read full article >>

Before You Nest

Before You Nest
Integrate CAD/CAM nesting software with an ERP system for improved efficiencyby Holger Hahn, product manager, application software, Esab   Nesting software when integrated with a shop’s process management system automates the production cycle. As a result, high-quality laser cut parts can be produced more efficiently with better material utilization and higher productivity. Before Read full article >>

The Cloud Advantage

The Cloud Advantage
When fabricators leverage cloud-based technology, costs per part can be significantly reduced by Frank Arteaga, head of product marketing, Bystronic North America   For sheet metal fabricating businesses, more specifically job shops and OEM fabricators, there exists the constant challenge to reduce the cost per manufactured part in order to maintain profit margins and be competitive. The Read full article >>

Nest for success

Nest for success
  By leveraging a technique called stitch cutting, fabricators can get more speed out of their fiber lasers 
In a past issue of FAB Shop Magazine Direct, Shop Floor Laser’s sister publication, a regional sales manager at Metamation let readers in on an innovative method for nesting parts on a fiber laser. Because of the number of fabricators flocking to fiber technology, we consider it Read full article >>

Optimizing Nests For A Fiber Laser

May, 2013Special Fiber Laser Q&AThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Fiber lasers are fast. Fab shops know this. But what some of them might not realize is that they might not be getting the full effect of that speed.FAB Shop talked to Dan Cokinos, regional sales manager for Metamation, to get the full story on how optimizing nests for a fiber laser can help fab shops get more speed out of their fiber lasers.Read full article >>

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