Article Revised August 28th, 2022
This past February, our Keene, New Hampshire fabrication facility acquired an Amada Laser Cutting System with Rotary Index (FOM2 3015 NT RI). This is one of the most technologically advanced machines in operation at EVS Metal, and we had high expectations for its capabilities, especially for laser tube cutting.
We were not disappointed.
With its high level of accuracy, we are now able to quickly produce a significantly wider variety of cuts, including tubing cuts, due to the power and speed of the system’s rotary index. Though the machine is located in New England, we fabricate and ship products from the NH facility to almost anywhere in North America, whether to the end-user or to one of EVS’ other three metal fabrication shops across the country for incorporation into more complex products.
Demand for Laser Tube Cutting Continues to Grow
Several factors impact demand, but the most important is that tubes are everywhere, even in places where we don’t necessarily think tubes play much of a role in design or engineering. While tubing is often thought of as just traditional “pipe,” something that carries a fluid or gas from one area to another, precision-cut tubing can also function as an integral support or framework for certain products. Laser-cut tubes are incredibly versatile and can be used for a variety of such applications.
The inherent adaptability and cost-effectiveness of tubing in all its various forms and functions mean that it must be cut extremely precisely. However, this is far from a one-size-fits-all category of parts. While many different machines have been able to make precise cuts for decades now, most are still unable to offer the type of precision and flexibility required to adequately cut various types of tubing.
Laser Tube Cutting Machines: The New Metal Fabrication Industry Standard
Laser tube cutting machines have become the industry standard, which is why we invested in our Amada Laser Cutting System. With its capabilities, our operators can specify complex laser tube cuts — from rectangular to round to square — on a number of different materials, all while still reducing secondary fabrication processes like precision saw cutting and CNC machining after welding. The laser is so incredibly accurate that mitering, notching, and self-fixturing details can all be done on the same machine, even allowing assemblies to be welded using notches that make the parts self-fixturing. This reduction in manual secondary fabrication processes reduces downtime and costs, which we can then pass down to our customers.
EVS Metal’s four American facilities can provide fabrication services including laser tube cutting in New Hampshire for delivery across North America. Find out how we can help make your precision sheet metal fabrication project a success by requesting a personalized quote online or calling (973) 839-4432 today.