A flexible approach to laser processing

East Hartford, Conn - Bob Lewinski of Wayne Trail Technologies contends that many manufacturers may be intimidated when considering bringing laser processing in-house. When more than one type of laser process is required such as welding, cutting, marking, heat treating or cladding, it can be difficult to imagine a clear, simple direction for any proposed investment. Add concerns about cost, complexity, programming, maintenance and the risk they present to ROI, the decision often reached is to simply "farm this type of work out".

Click to EnlargeHowever, the reality of flexible laser processing has changed. By taking maximum advantage of the high power, high reliability, and high beam quality laser sources available today — an incorporating them into a modular, Class 1 rated platform with easy-to-program motion control systems and easy-to-change process heads — a new era of flexible laser processing has been enabled.

To back up his premise, Lewinski will present an overview of recent application solutions using the Wayne Trail FLEX LASE approach at this year’s SALA 2011, to be held April 13 and 14 at the Hartford Hilton Hotel.

Choice seats are still available for the two-day symposium on end uses for industrial laser applications. Prospective users will have the opportunity to interface with leading industrial laser equipment suppliers at the concurrent exhibition.

For more details on SALA 2100 and to register, go to www.ccat.us/sala.

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