A small preview of the larger presentation to come – a few facts on steel from a recent presentation given by Bob Sipp:
Global Coiled Metals:
95% Carbon Steel
-Mild Carbon; A36; Grade 50; Grade 80; HSLA; Special Alloys
5% ‘Everything Else’
-Aluminum; Aluminum Alloys; Stainless Steel; Titanium; Brass/Bronze/Copper; Nickel Alloys
Properties of coiled metals:
Primary focus on yield strength, tensile strength, and several other smaller factors.
Metal Cutting Technologies:
-Punching; Drilling; Tapping; Stamping; Burning; Water-Jet; Plasma; Lasers
Did You Know?
The first laser-cutting machine for sheet metal was built in 1979 by Strippit Corp. in Akron, NY
That same year, the first laser was added to a punch machine.
From 1979-1984, 40 more units of ‘laser resonator’ punch machines were also built.
Lasers are the superior choice for your metal needs!
Learn more about industrial lasers, the history of stand-alone lasers, major global laser builders,and more, coming up in our next installation.