Is Automated Laser Cutting Right for You?

Automation is becoming increasingly common for metal fabrication shops of all types and sizes. Individual reasons companies turn to automation often vary, but ultimately they come down to one thing—increasing capacity, accelerating the speed of production, and boosting productivity to meet growing demand. Mazak Optonics recently put ...

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What Operators Need to Know about Automated Flat Part Deburring

Does this situation sound familiar to you? Your laser cutter operator unloads finished parts, loads a new sheet, and gets down to grinding burrs and slags off the edges. Once that’s done, he leaves the completed pieces to be picked up by a material handler before starting the process of unloading, re-loading, and grinding all over ...

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Knowing When to Use a Metal Folding Machine

The folder isn’t the newest tool on the metal forming block, but it’s a machine whose popularity has been rising among shop owners over the past decade. For shops that routinely work with larger, more sensitive materials and do shorter runs, investing in a folder can be a smart business decision—helping you increase productivity while ...

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Westway Machinery Attending WMTS 2017 (June 6-8, Booth #251)

At the beginning of June, Westway will be travelling to Edmonton to attend the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS). For over three decades, WMTS has been the place for industry buyers and sellers to find the knowledge and resources they need to stay up to date and competitive: Talk to the industry’s leading suppliers and learn ...

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SafanDarley: A History of Innovation [Infographic]

Innovation has continuously been at the heart of what SafanDarley does. The brand itself was born in 2012 when Safan and Darley merged, combining their rich heritages of producing industry-leading metal forming machinery. Today, SafanDarley is recognized as the leader in electronic press brakes and inventor of the SafanDarley E-Brake. The ...

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