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Laser System for Machining Three Dimensional Parts



BLM-140: BLM GROUP USA Model LT-FREE - a 5-axis, fiber laser system designed for cutting formed or shaped parts

BLM GROUP USA has announced the LT-FREE - a 5-axis, fiber laser machine designed for cutting three dimensional formed or shaped parts such as bent tubes, hydroformed tubes, welded assemblies and stamped or flat sheets. The part does not move during the cutting operation as the laser head's freedom of movement helps guarantee flexibility and accuracy to produce parts.

The LT-FREE can make cuts close to each other for the ability to nestle parts on a single bent tube and then use the laser to separate, saving material cost.

"Traditional cutting, drilling, punching and milling operations, which are normally carried out in sequence, can now be performed on a single machine. This eliminates set-up, reduces material handling, eliminates `work in progress' inventory and downsizes the space needed for storage," said a company spokesperson.

The LT-FREE series includes the HIGH FLEX universal version for bent and hydroformed tubes, flat and deep-drawn sheets or welded assemblies; The PIECE VALUE version with rotary turntable and automatic load/unload for high productivity machining; and the ENTRY LEVEL version with dual fixed table for a variety of part configurations.

LT-FREE comes with BLM GROUP USA's software that can be used to create part programming of virtually any complexity in a simple, user friendly, 3-D graphical environment.

LT-FREE, with powers up to 5 kW, table dimensions of 59" x 39" and axis stroke to x - 116", y - 37" and z - 29", is designed for machining mild steel, copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and galvanized steel.

Possible uses for the LT-FREE include: Trimming and feature cutting right on the bend; high quality and accurate cuts, suitable for welding by robots during a later assembly stage; trimming or cutting features in hydroformed parts; feature cutting or trimming anywhere on a bent tube, no limit to part access; trim formed sheet metal parts; cut features in assembled frames or components.

For more information contact:

BLM Group USA

29380 Beck Road

Wixom, MI 48393

248-560-0080

sales@blmgroupusa.com

www.blmgroup.com

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