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    Today’s fabricating technology promises the ability to produce high-quality components job after job, in a variety of applications. And, in each issue, MetalForming is committed to informing you on how fabrication equipment delivers.
News & Technology
Prima Power has launched its Next 2141 3D fiber-laser-cutting machine, designed
This month, check out how laser- cutting equipment has enabled an Indiana fabricator to significantly boost sales via increased productivity. We also preview IMTS 2018, slated for September in Chicago, IL. And, as an article describing lean initiatives at Cambridge Engineering shows, sometimes it pays for leadership to get out of the way.
The August Welding Well column explores cooling-water options for resistance welding.
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30 CB Fabricating Gives Lasers an A Grade
Sales volume for this Indiana fabricator is up nearly 40 percent, and that is largely due to its lasers, says its owner.
32 IMTS2018:ASeptember You’ll Remember
Join 100,000 colleagues in Chicago for America’s largest manufacturing tradeshow.
37 Growing and Engaging People Every Day in Lean
Leader learns to get out of the way as Cambridge Engineering advances.
42 Commentary:WeldingWell
Resistance-Welding Machines are Thirsty...And What to do About It Tom Snow
New Fiber-Laser Cutting Machine Features Large Work Envelope, Compact Footprint
for stamped-metal-parts manufacturers in a variety of industrial sectors. The machine,
according to Prima Power officials, will provide users with flexibility in processes, part
sizes, and configurations, combined with state-of the-art performance, quality and
 Laser Next 2141 represents the latest evolution of the company’s Laser Next family. All features of the Laser Next 1530 and 2130 systems, highly specialized for the processing of components for the automotive industry, are made available in this machine. It comes equipped with either a 3- or 4-kW Prima Power fiber laser, featuring improved protection against back-reflections and a patented highly-reactive electronic shutter. The machine also features solutions for digital manufacturing and cloud- based communication.
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The machine’s working volume—4140 by 2100 by 1020 mm, reportedly the largest in the market and combined with a compact footprint—offers technology that allows it to process 3D and 2D parts, and to switch easily from cutting to welding applications.
The linear motors on the main axes, the direct drive on the focusing head and advanced control systems provide high dynamics. It offers a single-axis speed of 120 m/min. and trajectory speed of 208 m/min., combined with high accuracy.
Laser Next 2141 is available in different configurations to suit any application and production layout.
Prima Power:
Automated Pipe Moving and Cutting
HGG Profiling Equipment’s new SPC 1200 RB pipe-cutting and 3D-profiling machine combines the logistics of an automated roller bed for moving pipes in and out, while incorporating a floating chuck for accurate cutting precision and repeatability. The unit accommodates pipe in diameters from 3 to 48 in. and in lengths from 20 to 40 ft., and accurately cuts pipe walls in thicknesses to 6 in.
SPC 1200 RB integration combines the benefits of two types of pipe-cutting machines. With the logistics of in-feed and out-feed conveyors, the machine eliminates the need to use cranes to move individual pipes. Then, by integrating a chuck, users can experience accurate on-the-fly measurement and compensation of longitudinal pipe movement (creep) during rotation of the pipe, along with repeatability.
These pipe-cutting machines are equipped with patented biaxial cutting heads that

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