June 12-14, 2018 | Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)

Laser & Cutting

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

F11: Laser Metal Technology for Fabricators

Laser Joining Advancements | Tom Graham, Abicor Binzel US / Canada

This presentation will discuss the concept behind the function of this process along with various means of process control through the usage of pyrometers (heat sensors), scanning technology, and adaptive controls. It will look to address means which help ensure material temperatures are kept constant both in thick and thin sections and how to keep fine details and edges such that they retain the same geometric shape (sharp edges, contours) after processing.

Fiber Laser Technology & Advancements | Jason Hillenbrand, Amada

The presentation will be on the current trends in Fiber laser technology, including punch press combination and how these developments affect productivity in manufacturing. OEM’s and job shops will experience not only increased productivity and reduced costs, but they will also gain the capabilities to offer new services or take on work that they may never have been able to profitably do before. Additional topics may include the rapid advancement in available power and how best to choose the right technology for your production environment.

Laser Welding in Sheet Metal Fabrication | Manpreet Singh, TRUMPF
In his presentation Mr. Singh will address the types of Industries utilizing laser welding and the importance of suitable part design for laser welding. He will focus on discussing the advantages of the strength of laser welded joints and potential cost savings over traditional welding processes. Finally, he will address why TRUMPF provides a superior laser welding solution.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

F21: Comparative Metal Cutting Solutions

CO2 and Fiber Laser System Market Adoption and Applications: Finding New Ways to Employ These Versatile Systems | Robert Boyes, Coherent Inc.

CO2 and fiber laser technology are the core laser technologies in the cutting market. This paper will explore the unique value of each and the diverse applications where these two lasers shine in the marketplace. This session will both clarify the rationale for coexistence of these technologies in the market today and help business owners understand both what they should expect from these technologies and how to get more from them.

Plasma Cutting Systems | Rick Boksa, Burlington Automation

Traditional steel fabrication is a manual process using several powered conventional processing machines. Finishing methods remain predominately drawing interpretation/chalk line layouts and torch cutting which is prone to cutting errors resulting in wasted materials and labor. Increased productivity through automation has allowed steel fabricators to grow through lean manufacturing, eliminate material handling, drastically reduce labor cost per ton of fabricating steel and increase output. There are many automation options especially for fabricators not embracing automation.

Comparative Metal Cutting Solutions – Waterjet Cutting | David Dumas, Hypertherm

Learn about the latest in waterjet technology and applying waterjet technology to new applications, as well as how to get the most out of your waterjet and the future of waterjet technology. New advancements as well as a brief overview of waterjet technology and how they compare to other machine cutting processes will be covered.


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