Laser cutting and bending: how do they affect each other?
In the sheet metal cold moulding industry, each process affects the next and, to achieve excellent results in terms of quality and precision, each production process phase must be professionally completed. Cutting and bending, specifically, are closely correlated processes which, to result in high performance products, must be carefully performed. This is how Minifaber was able to reduce its margin of error and optimise production schedules.
Laser cutting and bending: two consecutive processes
Many hardware components, but even larger sheet metal parts, need to be first cut to a shape defined in the design phase and then bent to obtain the exact piece required by the customer. Sheet metal cutting and bending are thus two consecutive processed and errors during the first or second phase could annul the other, with a significant loss of time and considerable waste of material.
Minifaber reduces the margin of error thanks to robotic systems
Since the margin of error significantly affects costs and production schedules in coupled processes, Minifaber has introduced robotic systems and numeric control systems in its departments that reduce human intervention and thus avoid component breaks, machine downtime and excessive material scraps during the various processing phases.
This is the case with sheet metal laser cutting and bending systems that are activated by single department workers but fully completed by the machines. This speeds up production, provides more accurate cuts and bends and results in higher quality components.
Using automatic laser cutting and bending systems, but also robotic welding machinery, results in the production of components that increasing meet design specifications and tolerances, increasing our production quality and satisfying the need of customers who are more attentive to single part details as well as production schedules and costs.