Bassett Industries, Inc. offers comprehensive laser cutting services for short and long production runs. Our multiple laser cutting systems including, fiber up to 8KW 4 meter x 2 meter, 6 ft x 12ft CO2, flat sheet, 5 axis and tube cutting machines will meet the demands for any customer application. Our sheet & plate lasers are fully automated and capable of running 24/7 “lights out” production, with the fiber capable of speeds 4-5 times faster than conventional CO2 machines. Our FMS system automates the material handling for the laser cells. The CAD/CAM nesting software programs the sheet layout, machine path, and numerous other parameters to ensure that material and motion are not wasted. This system is intended to eliminate waste and provide economical and efficient production. Remote monitoring limits downtime. Mixed N2 & O2 processing increases speed, dross and reduces oxide edges. In addition, pure nitrogen cutting can eliminate oxide edges altogether on parts that have to be painted, thus eliminating secondary operations and guaranteeing excellent paint adhesion.
Laser cutting technology effectively eliminates burrs, ensures precise cutting, and thereby reduces the need for any secondary operation on the laser-cut part. Since there is no tooling requirement, turnaround times are extremely low. We can laser-cut almost all materials including stainless steel, wood, and plastics.
Bassett Industries also provides reverse engineering solutions with the help of CAD/CAM-enabled laser inspection cutting systems. Our reverse engineering team helps us to create quick drawings from old parts and templates. Furthermore, our CAD/CAM systems also ensure that the time taken from drawing to cutting is limited to only a few minutes.
Laser inspection with first article reports in less than a minute is offered to ensure that our operations meet your strict quality specifications.
Materials Used Regularly
|Large, 72 x 144 inches sheet size capability|
60 x 120 & 48 x 96 are also common sizes
|Up to and including 1 inch thick material|
|+/- 0.002 inches|
|From prototyping to high volume production|
|Laser Cutting Considerations:|
Minimum hole diameter. General rule of thumb is minimum hole diameter is equal to or greater than the material thickness. A 5/16″DIA hole can be put in 1″thk plate but not with great speed and reliability. The cutting speed and pierce routine must be adjusted which increase time and part cost.
Quality Process and Certifications
Preferred Drawing File Formats
|SolidWorks Files, Part, Assembly, Drawing, DXF, DWG, Adobe Photoshop Files, Adobe Illustrator Files, Template, Parasolid, IGES, STEP AP203/214, ACIS, VDAFS, VRML, STL, Catia Graphics, ProE Part, ProE Assembly, UGII, Inventor Part, Inventor Assembly, Solid Edge Part, Solid Edge Assembly, CADKEY, IDF, Rhino Files|
At Bassett, we take on all jobs that fit our capabilities, for any industry. Below are examples of industries we have served in the past. We have created true turnkey components, weldments and assemblies for, but not limited to the following industries:
Agricultural, Alternative Energy, Appliance, Architectural, Automotive, Computers, Construction, Defense, Distribution, Electronic, Fabrication, Entertainment, Furniture, Hardware, Health and Fitness, Heating and AC, Heavy Equipment, Lawn and Garden, Material Handling, nuclear, Petroleum and Mining, Race Car & Stock Car, Refrigeration, Retail & Display, Solar Energy, Wind Energy