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What is the Laser Cutting Process?

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Unlike mechanical cutting processes that rely on blades and drills, laser cutting uses a focused laser beam to precisely cut through and shape workpieces. Using a CNC laser cutter, the workpiece or the laser moves based on instructions derived from a digital design file to cut the workpiece according to the design specifications. Laser cutting […]

Sheet Metal Forming Processes

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Sheet metal forming refers to the techniques a manufacturer uses to change the shape of sheet metal during production. The formed sheet metal can be sold as is for various uses by other manufacturers or it can be made into parts for machines, goods, or equipment. Sheet metal forming is compatible with many materials and […]

Types of Steel Used in Sheet Metal Fabrication

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Sheet metal is a highly versatile fabrication material, with properties that can vary greatly between the different steel grades and types. Each different type of sheet metal offers its own advantages and disadvantages. The best fit for a project depends on the properties required for the final product. For example, certain materials will provide high […]

Types of Metal Fabrication Processes

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The term “metal fabrication” refers to the processes used to create a finished part or product by shaping, adding, or removing material from a raw or semi-finished metal workpiece. The following article provides an overview of the types of fabrication processes available, outlining what they entail, what materials they accommodate, and what applications for which […]

New Laser and Press at PDF Inc.

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New Laser and Press We have recently made some investments in new equipment which has allowed us to provide our customers with the most cost effective and innovative machine capabilities on the market. Our first addition was the Cincinnati CL-900 Fiber Optic Laser. This machine offers high speed laser cutting and lower operating costs which […]