BTD Manufacturing Adds High-Performance Tube Laser at MN FacilityNovember 19, 2020
Metal former and fabricator BTD Manufacturing, Detroit Lakes, MN, has added a new high-performance tube laser to its production facility in Lakeville, MN. The BLM 4K Fiber LT7 laser cutting machine, for tubes and profiles, will allow BTD to enhance production rates while providing the highest quality products to a variety of industries, including recreational vehicles, lawncare, construction and agriculture.
The new fiber-laser cutting machine can process a variety of materials including aluminum alloys and stainless and carbon steels, and a variety of shapes including round (to 6-in. dia.), square and rectangular profiles, angle iron, channel and flat bar (to 15.5 lb./ft.). The tube laser offers optimal cutting performance even on thick-walled steel for weld preparations and interlocking joints with a plus or minus 45-deg. tilt.
The machine features an internal suction probe, for processing tubes, which automatically catches debris and vacuums out particles, leaving a clean, damage-free finish inside and outside of the part. The LT7’s Active Scan feature automatically calculates any compensations needed to ensure tolerances are achieved, regardless of misshapes or insufficient rigidity.
In addition to the LT7 tube laser, the Lakeville facility also recently added a new Trumpf 5030 10K Fiber TruLaser to its production floor.
See also: BLM Group USA