For global sheet metal fabricators, the customers – automotive OEMs and retailers – have shown an increased spending pattern across the globe. The international sheet metal fabrication service market is projected to grow at CAGR of 1.4% between 2017 and 2025. The report also points towards the fact that bending, cutting and punching operations are likely to be the most extensively used operations on the shop floor.
OMAX Corporation announced the release of the new ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet, a compact, self-installed cutting system ideally suited for prototyping and relatively low volume cutting of almost any material under 2” thick. The ProtoMAX brings all the versatility benefits of large abrasive waterjet cutters in a sleek and economic package that’s perfect for small job shops, engineering classrooms, makerspaces, and personal use. It’s also a handy addition for large shops and fabricators that need occasional waterjet capabilities to complement their other cutting systems.
The B3.ATA press brake has been upgraded with numerous automated devices that make it adaptive and able to react to different materials and products while also offering entirely autonomous operation, in accordance with Salvagnini’s Industry 4.0 concept. Its application reaches from standalone machine to an integrated part of the Salvagnini FMC FlexCell, like for example in a configuration with a L5 fiber laser cutting system and P2lean panel bender.
The new SUPER TURBO-X 3015 Fiber series is the latest generation of Mazak’s highly popular SUPER TURBO-X lasers, which have sold more than 4,000 machines in Europe since 1990. Until now, the SUPER TURBO-X has always been a CO2 laser, but the latest machine utilises fibre laser technology to deliver faster cutting times and lower running costs.