Automotive laser blanking

Bembenek, Michael
November 2006
Industrial Laser Solutions;Nov2006, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p9
The article focuses on the production of blanks of sheet metal for post-cutting operations known as automotive blanking presses. It is a final step in a chain of events such as feeding, washing and straightening. The press comes with a cutting tool that can be recycled up to 40 strokes per minute. This is a complicated solution with the material being fed from the coil and is replaced by laser cutting systems. Flexibility and higher competitiveness are some of the benefits of laser blanking.


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