June 16 - 18, 2020 | Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)

F21: Comparative Metal Cutting Solutions

Breakout Session | Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Laser Cutting

This session will discuss recent developments in laser-based cutting. The presentation will cover the design, selection and performance of critical components, including advanced laser sources and cutting applications.

Timothy Morris, nLIGHT Corporation


Plasma Cutting in Automation and the Structural Steel Industry

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.

Ron Fredericks, Burlington Automation – A Lincoln Electric Company


Comparative Metal Cutting Solutions – Waterjet Cutting

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.

David Dumas, Hypertherm


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