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New State of the Art 5 Axis Laser Added to Bassett Industries’ Arsenal of Laser Cutting Equipment

Bassett increases its tube & formed sheet laser cutting capabilities with its acquisition of a new 4000 watt, 5 Axis laser for processing formed sheet metal parts, assemblies and large tube sections with a 33.4” Z stroke, 122” x axis and 86.6” y axis, and 4,400 lbs work piece  capacity. Bassett’s purchase of the 5 Axis allows for flexibility and post form trimming and feature additions to parts that were previously impossible to cut. The new 5 Axis CO2 laser will allow Bassett engineers to work with our industry partners to quickly and cost effectively process large or small batch production without the need for dedicated and costly tooling.

 

Contact a Bassett rep today to learn more about our new and expanded capabilities of the 5 axis laser along with our other fabrication specialties. Contact us at 1-800-776-6440 or

Bassett Increases Tube Laser Cutting Capabilities with New State of the Art Fiber Tube Laser Machine

Bassett is proud to announce its acquisition of the first Lasertube LT8 Fiber machine in the U.S. that can be used to process round, square, rectangular, and special shaped tubes up to 8 5/8 inch diameter, in addition to angle iron, channel, and flat bar. Bassett’s purchase of the Lasertube LT8 Fiber allows for flexibility and high performance cutting capabilities, as well as expansion into cutting metals such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The LT8 Fiber will allow Bassett engineers to work with industry partners to quickly and cost effectively process large or small batch production without the need for dedicated and costly tooling.

Contact a Bassett rep today to learn more about our new and expanded capabilities of the LT8 Fiber along with our other fabrication specialties. Contact us at 1-800-776-6440 or or see our website www.bassettinc.com

Continuous improvement of product through technology implementation

It is amazing to see the advancements in tube bending and cutting technologies in just ten or eleven years. The old process Bassett used on our U-Tubes in 1999 was to saw, cut, bend and drill in separate processes. We even had to outsource the drilling process to a local shop. This process alone had a one to two week turnaround.

Now Bassett has a state-of-the-art Tube Laser. Before we had 4 operations, this is now reduced to only two. Since we brought the tube laser online we have learned through various trials to get the highest efficiencies out of the production and minimize operations. We are now selling the U-Tube 10% cheaper than we were in 1999. This technology has completely changed the way we operate as an organization and streamlined our processes and efficiencies for many projects.

By leveraging new technologies which help eliminate outsourced operations, we have more control and know exactly where the parts are. This alone reduces lead times significantly. New technologies provide our customers with far more accuracy. This in turn, creates more flexibility. As an example, if there are small changes from the customer such as hole-size or location, we just reprogram that area and the revisions take very little time to implement. We can turnaround prototypes and projects in a very short amount of time. If tubular parts are eventually welded into an assembly, we can cut the parts so they have interlocking features which act as a self contained weld fixture, further eliminating additional tooling costs along with their associated lead-times.

We will work with the customer to optimize the part using the technology of the tube laser or any of our other state-of-the-art equipment. This typically leads to cost savings due to reduced production time, operations and material waste. We do this across the board in all our areas manufacturing areas, but the most dramatic cost savings continue to be with the tube laser.

The best advice is to let Bassett be involved in the design phase or show us parts you would like to reduce costs on. We may be able to offer a cost cutting option you might not have previously considered. In fact we have a medical parts customer who designs most of their parts solely around the capabilities of our tube laser.

Doug Fox
Bassett Industries Inc.

8 Inch Diameter Tube Bending and Fabricating

Bassett Industries is proud to announce the ability to bend, fabricate, and laser cut 8 inch round and 8 inch square tubing!  We recently added the machinery to handle large diameter tubing to compliment our already existing tube bending and fabricating capabilities that previously maxed out at 6 inches.  Production of 8 inch tube fabricating is well under way and we look forward to providing this unique capability to the industry.