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Laser Job Shop Adds High-Speed Tube-Fab Setup

Monday, December 3, 2001
LAI East, Westminster, MD, a laser and waterjet contract manufacturer, has installed a high-speed tube cutting and welding laser station in its 40,000-sw.-ft. manufacturing plant. The 4000-W CO2 laser workstation with open-architecture CNC control will produce tens of thousands of parts per week of tubing 17 to 24 feet in length. Among the workstation features is built-in statistical-process control functions, and automatic detection of a dirty lens or mirrors. Learn more about LAI East, and its sister plants in Minneapolis, MN, and Phoenix, AZ, at

HI TecMetal Launches Joining Development Center

Monday, December 3, 2001
Providing services such as initial design analysis of components for brazeability, proposals for automation equipment for metal joining, material selection, process-flow layout and fixture design and fabrication, HI TecMetal Group, Cleveland, OH, has created The Joining Development Center. Launched as a value-added service for its customers, HI TecMetal has staffed the JDC with materials engineers, tool designers and production experts. For more information, log on to


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