FABTECH Canada will return March 20-22, 2018!
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
New Design Opportunities Enabled by Innovative Laser Edge Joining, Tom Graham, Abicor Binzel
Laser edge welding in BIW enables designers to drastically reduce flanges to 4 mm resulting in a variety of design opportunities. By continuously measuring the actual joint configuration via optical means, this edge welding technology can accurately position the laser spot directly between both mating sheets independently of part or robot path accuracies. The innovation enables welds with larger weld fusion areas compared to state of the art laser welding. Both properties of laser edge welds empower designers to apply more stiffness to the BIW even with reduced flange widths.
Laser Joining Solutions with Medium Power Fiber Lasers, Daniel Capostagno, Americas SPI Lasers
Medium power fiber lasers offers a robust solution, with a lower cost of entry, for laser welding in wide range of applications in general consumer, light industrial and high reliability precision devices. Medium power fiber lasers typically fall in the range of 100 Watts to 1000 Watts of average power and are available as CW and modulated-pulsed lasers with single and multimode beams. These features make fiber laser particularly attractive because of the ability to perform well in multiple operating modes, from fast modulation to pulse and CW operation from a single beam source. This presentation will cover these features and solutions to overcome challenges in spot or pulse welding.
Laser Joining Applications in Sheet Metal, Brett Thompson, TRUMPF Inc.
For decades now the laser has been the default cutting technology in the sheet metal industry, renowned for its speed, efficiency and flexibility. Today a new purpose for the laser is growing in popularity amongst sheet metal manufacturers: laser welding. Known for its speed, strength, aesthetic appeal and substantially reduced production costs by way of the elimination of downstream processes, conventional welding applications are quickly being replaced by this ever-growing technology.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Room: McKennitt 6
Current State of Solid STATE, Jason Hillenbrand, Amada America, Inc.
This presentation will cover current technological advances in solid state lasers, including specific cutting advancements, and will conclude with where solid state lasers are heading.
Fibernomics, Mitch J. VanZuiden, Bystronic Inc.
Fibernomics is not just the economics of owning a fiber, but the overall economic advantage that is created when all of the everyday demands on the shop floor are met with the production capabilities of fiber lasers.
CO2 Laser Cutting Application Flexibility for Metal and Organic Substrate Applications, Robert W. Boyes, Coherent Inc.
This session will focus on the possibilities – both in terms of flexibility and productivity – for cutting with CO2 lasers. It will shed significant light on innovations in laser cutting that yield increased profit potential for fabricators while also highlighting the areas of capability and limitations of this technology. Emphasis on the critical properties of these technologies will help to define the functional performance attributes that set the capability areas.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Productivity and Profit: Achieve New Levels of Success from CAM Nesting Software, Tom Stillwell, Hypertherm, Inc.
Learn how the latest developments in CAM Nesting Software provide for game-changing impact to total enterprise productivity and profitability. The presentation will cover the significance of built-in-process expertise and its impact on productivity, cost and quality management, and cutting process selection. Also covered will be CAM integration to enterprise
software solutions (MRP/ERP), highlighting the business value and outcomes possible from these powerful software relationships within industrial cutting environments.
Advanced Cutter Path Planning For Nested Sheets, John Leuzinger, Sigmatek