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A Big Leap into Big Tube Cutting

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

Richards Sheet Metal Works is not your average fabricator. Two years ago, the company was faced with the decision to either invest in a new, state-of-the-art tube laser or replace their aging 5-kW CO2 TRUMPF flat-sheet cutting laser. Falling in line with the company traditions of pushing boundaries, innovating and pursuing new ways to better serve customers, they decided to take a calculated risk and invest in a 128-foot-long tube cutting laser.

Today, Richard Sheet Metal is home to the largest tube-cutting laser this side of the Mississippi. This new, innovative laser can cut up to 0.787-inch wall thickness, bevel-cut walls up to 0.625 in. thick and handle work as heavy as 94 pounds per foot.

In addition to purchasing this new piece of equipment, Richards Sheet Metal was also able to partner with Brett Donner from DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication Inc. in New Ulm, Minn. and receive consultation regarding their existing flat-sheet cutting laser and information on how to revitalize it’s capabilities, and maximize it’s usage and lifetime.

Click here to view the full article from about how Richard’s Sheet Metal is currently setting itself apart from the competition with its new tube laser.

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