Five-Axis Fiber Laser System machines 3D parts.

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Used to cut 3D formed or shaped parts, LT-FREE is capable of cutting, drilling, punching, and milling. Part does not move during operation; laser head's freedom of movement ensures flexibility and accuracy. Along with powers up to 5 kW, standard features include 59 x 39 in. table; respective x/y/z axis strokes of 116, 37, and 29 in.; and software used to create part programming in 3D graphical environment. Other features are available depending on HIGH FLEX, PIECE VALUE, or ENTRY LEVEL version.



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BLM GROUP USA Introduces New Laser System for Machining 3-Dimensional Parts



The fiber laser LT-FREE laser machine handles a variety of laser cutting processes.



BLM GROUP USA, Wixom, MI, (www.blmgroup.com), a global leader in the manufacture of equipment for tube processing solutions has announced the introduction of the LT-FREE – a five-axis, fiber laser machine designed for cutting three dimensional formed or shaped parts such as bent tubes, hydroformed tubes, welded assemblies and stamped or flat sheets. The part does not move during the cutting operation as the laser head’s freedom of movement guarantees the highest flexibility and accuracy to produce parts.



The LT-FREE can make cuts very close to each other for the ability to nestle parts on a single bent tube and then use the laser to separate, saving significant material cost.



Traditional cutting, drilling, punching and milling operations, which are normally carried out in sequence, can now be performed on a single machine.  This eliminates set up, reduces material handling, eliminates “work in progress” inventory and downsizes the space needed for storage.



The LT-FREE series includes the HIGH FLEX universal version for bent and hydroformed tubes, flat and deep-drawn sheets or welded assemblies; The PIECE VALUE version with rotary turntable and automatic load/unload for high productivity machining; and the ENTRY LEVEL version with dual fixed table for a wide variety of part configurations.



LT-FREE comes with BLM GROUP USA’s unique software which can be used to create part programming of virtually any complexity in a simple, user friendly, 3-D graphical environment.



LT-FREE, with powers up to 5 kW, table dimensions of 59 in. x 39 in. and axis stroke to x= 116 in., y= 37 in. and z= 29 in., is ideal for machining mild steel, copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and galvanized steel.



Possible uses for the LT-FREE include: Trimming and feature cutting right on the bend; high quality and accurate cuts, ideal for welding by robots during a later assembly stage; trimming or cutting features in hydroformed parts; feature cutting or trimming anywhere on a bent tube, no limit to part access; trim formed sheet metal parts; cut features in assembled frames or components



BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube processing solutions. Its product line includes laser cutting, cold sawing, bending, end-machining, as well as wire bending machines. With more than 50 years of tube experience and thousands of applications, the BLM GROUP is a leader in the manufacture of tube fabrication equipment.



BLM GROUP USA • 29380 Beck Road • Wixom, MI 48393 • 248.560.0080 • sales@blmgroupusa.com

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