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Bassett Industries Increases Sheet Laser Cutting Capabilities and Efficiencies with a New 8kw, 2 meter x 4 meter Fiber Sheet Laser

Bassett is proud to announce its acquisition of one of the first 8kw 4 meter x 2 meter fiber sheet lasers in the US. Bassett’s purchase of the new fiber laser affords speeds up to 4-5 times as fast as conventional CO2 lasers, as well as being able to cut metals such as aluminum, copper, and brass. In addition, nitrogen cutting can eliminate oxide edges on parts that have to be painted, thus eliminating secondary operations and guaranteeing excellent paint adhesion. Coupled with our automated material handling system we can produce quality parts at very competitive prices with on time delivery. The ML4020-F80 Fiber allows Bassett engineers to work with our industry partners to quickly and cost effectively process large or small batch production without the need for dedicated, secondary operations and costly tooling.

Contact a Bassett rep today to learn more about our new and expanded capabilities of the ML4020-F80 Fiber along with our other fabrication specialties. Contact us at 1-800-776-6440 or

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

Bassett Increases CNC Machining Capacities With New State of the Art Machines

Bassett is proud to announce the addition of VF4SS and VF11 CNC machining centers to its arsenal of existing  CNC machines. With the addition of these machines, Bassett has increased its capacity in both size and production volume  with the ability to bring your most complex machined parts to full production quickly.  Bassett has the know-how and equipment to provide quality parts on time using our multiple machining centers including multi-axis twin spindle lathes with live tooling, vertical CNC mills with 10ft travel, high speed CNC mills for greater productivity, horizontal CNC mills to complete complex parts in one operation and 2D and 3D CAD and programming software for efficient production.  Multiple CMM’s, stringent quality procedures and trained inspection staff compliment our machining to assure accurate parts every time.  Materials include steel, stainless, aluminum, 4130, bronze, brass, etc.

Bassett’s extensive equipment inventory and capabilities along with our material purchasing volume will result in lower costs as well as the ability to couple multiple process requirements needed to complete your entire project without having to multi source. These processes include certified code welders, robotic MIG & TIG welding, tube and sheet laser cutting, the largest tube fabrication facility on the east coast, multiple CNC press brakes, and a 10 ft x 22 ft dual head waterjet.

The use of the latest CAD and CAM software, including SolidWorks 2015, Sigmanest, AutoCad , etc., allows us to import files from almost any CAD software.  This results in an accurate approach to save customers any unnecessary costs.  And our certified ISO-9000 Quality System assures the quality you demand.

Bassett’s engineering staff will work closely with your team to develop products, create custom tooling and fixtures if needed, and add our years of knowledge and expertise to help streamline your ideas into a cost effective product that will fully satisfy your cost, quality and delivery requirements.

Contact Bassett Industries today to speak with a customer representative to learn more about our capabilities with Tube and Sheet Laser Fabrication, Machining, Robotic Welding, as well as many secondary value added processes. 1-800-776-6440 or email to

Bassett Installs New 350 Ton Press Brake for Complex Sheet Metal Fabrication

With the installation of a new 350 ton CNC press brake, Bassett has the ability to bring your most complex sheet metal parts to reality! With a large inventory of precision tooling including segmented dies we can offer to form sheet metal parts that range from 14’ in length to small complex box style products with numerous bends. The addition of a 7 axis back gauge provides for holding tight tolerances and consistently accurate parts.

 Bassett has also invested in state of the art 3D modeling and simulation software to determine feasibility of all parts prior to production runs. The use of the latest CAD and CAM software, including SolidWorks 7.0, Sigmanest, AutoCad , etc. , allows us to import your files from almost any CAD software, create efficient nesting off our multiple sheet lasers or waterjet to speed delivery and reduce cost.  This results in an accurate approach to save our customers any unnecessary costs.  In addition to software, Bassett’s engineering staff can work closely with your team to develop products, create custom tooling if needed, and add our years of knowledge and advice to help stream line your ideas to result in complete satisfaction of your products.

Contact Bassett Industries today to speak with a customer representative to learn more about our capabilities with Tube and Sheet Laser Fabrication, Machining, Robotic Welding, as well as many secondary value added processes.

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.