SIDNEY — LaserFab Technologies, Sidney, Ohio, recently announced the purchase of a new Amada Fiber Laser System including an automated 8-shelf tower system. With “lights out” technology, the Amada laser system will allow LaserFab to continuously process the cutting of raw material, economically by eliminating the normal handling labor costs associated with manual machines. The new system which includes a processing bed size of 60-inches by 120-inches, is planned for installation in March of 2018. It can process ferrous and non-ferrous materials up .625-inch thick steel, .375-inch thick stainless, and .312-inch thick aluminum. Cutting speed is phenomenal, up to 2.4G Acceleration and 6,671 IPM (inches per minute) acceleration.
Nichole Ellis, LaserFab’s general manager, announced the purchase of the new equipment, in response to increasing demand for LaserFab’s fabrication services.
“We have successfully grown our business and the new system will be instrumental in allowing us to continue to expand and provide the level of service our customers deserve. In turn, it promotes our ability to be good stewards by investing in local economy thru workforce development,” said Ellis.
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The company currently serves the recreational vehicle, appliance, heavy truck, automotive and industrial marketplace. The new system will further enhance LaserFab’s equipment capabilities that includes large format 5-Axis laser cutting, CNC punching, press brakes, welding, assembly and line sequencing. It caters to low- to medium- volume customer requirements including prototyping and process development.
LaserFab Technologies was founded in 2006 by Jamie Ellis, Nichole’s father. The company recently announced Jamie’s semi-retirement, as he prepares to pass the torch to Nichole as they look forward to developing the second generation of their heritage. She is anxious to continue to provide focus and direction of the family business by offering key manufacturing services to their valued customers. They desire to be an extension of their customer’s business.
For questions or additional information, contact me at LaserFab Technologies.