Nashua, NH, June 27, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Rapid Sheet Metal, Inc., specializing in rapid turnaround of sheet metal and stamped metal prototypes, has announced that its new in-house, high power laser is reducing cutting lead-times of flat parts by up to 50%, enabling the company to meet even tighter turnaround times for its customers.
"When it comes to rapid manufacturing, every day, every hour and every minute really counts," says James Jacobs, President of Rapid Sheet Metal. "By adding the capabilities of a 4000 watt laser, Rapid Sheet Metal can process as twice as many prototype sheet metal parts through the laser cutting cell as previously and can literally cut days off delivery lead times. A high power laser also provides the benefit of cutting thicker sheet metal materials and dramatically improves edge quality."
After a comprehensive review of existing laser technology, Rapid Sheet Metal purchased a Cincinnati CL-7A 4000 watt laser with the dual pallet option, complementing its 2000 watt Cincinnati CL-6 laser purchased in 2006. Cutting at speeds up to 600 inches per minute, the CL-7A can laser up to ⅜” thick aluminum and stainless steel, and ½” thick steel plate.
About Rapid Sheet Metal Inc.
Rapid Sheet Metal focuses strictly on providing sheet metal prototypes and time sensitive short run fabrications to new product developers and engineers. Typical quote response time is under 24 hours and most parts are shipped in one to two weeks. A 48-hour fast expedite prototype sheet metal service is also available. Parts such as brackets, racks, housings, and enclosures are fabricated to data from Solidworks, Pro/E, Inventor, KeyCreator/ Cadkey, SpaceClaim and other 3D CAD data sources from stainless steel, cold and hot rolled steel and aluminum material.
Rapid Sheet Metal Inc.