Laser cutting services offered by Specialised Laser Products expand to 24/7 operation

Following significant investment in new Bystronic laser cutting equipment and a marked upturn in the demand for laser-cut steel and aluminium for industrial applications, Specialised Laser Products (SLP) has moved to a European 12-hour-shift pattern, operating four three-man shifts to offer 24/7 operation.

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Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England - Following significant investment in new Bystronic laser cutting equipment and a marked upturn in the demand for laser-cut steel and aluminium for industrial applications, Specialised Laser Products (SLP) has moved to a European 12-hour-shift pattern, operating four three-man shifts to offer 24/7 operation.

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The company's work involves using advanced laser cutting techniques to produce component parts used in many everyday products, such as cash machines, industrial catering equipment, and sword blanks. As the laser cutting industry expects quick turnaround (2-3 days typical), the company's shift change allows it to increase throughput while maintaining cut quality requirements. Additional support for this change includes the acquisition of a new plant and equipment and large stocks of sheet metal, including mild steels, stainless steels, spring steels, and tool steels.

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