F33: Comparative Cutting - PAID SESSION
Monday, September 13, 2021: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Plasma Cutting Technology
Latest advancements in plasma cutting technology will be discussed with versatility and cut quality and improvements on steel, stainless and aluminum. These technology improvements will show far superior productivity with plasma on heavier plate as compared to other processes. Along with better quality and higher productivity we will look at further advancement regarding ease of use including higher speed real time communication between the cnc and the plasma system that are critical to quality and productivity.
Jorge Santana – Hypertherm, Inc.
Recent Developments in High Power Laser Cutting
This presentation will cover the fundamentals of high-power laser cutting and the recent developments that enabled the increasing competitiveness of lasers for cutting applications in recent years. Discussion includes the advantages of ultra high power fiber lasers, High Peak Power (HPP) and QCW lasers, as well as multi-core Adjustable Mode Beam (AMB) fiber lasers, with application examples demonstrating the benefits of such developments in terms of throughput, quality, and economics of cutting.
Rouzbeh Sarrafi, IPG Photonics
Versatility of Waterjet
Innovation dictates how and what we machine. On top of this, customer demands continue to change, and when they do, your machine shop must adapt and change as well. In today’s dynamic manufacturing world, flexibility is the name of the game, and those shops that adapt and succeed are those that have moved beyond a single-purpose machinery mentality and embraced highly versatile multi-purpose technology such as abrasive waterjet cutting. Waterjet manufacturers often offer an array of additional features and specialized software that further enhance waterjet machining with such capabilities as beveled cutting and taper compensation, among others. With the versatility of an abrasive waterjet, you and your shop are ready for whatever part material changes may happen in the future. The presenter will show attendees the versatility of abrasive waterjet and detail how it may fit into their facility.
Tim Holcomb and Arion J. Vandergon - OMAX Corporation