To produce High quality, high volume batches of 20mm mild steel components to tolerances that exceed British Standards and repeatability time after time. This needed to be done in the most competitive manner with the least amount of operations within the process.
PROBLEM TO OVERCOME:
Commercially available material will not meet specified thickness tolerances and the required machine time will exceed capacity. Target price from customer needed to be maintained and still remain viable for QuTec to produce.
By using our experienced procurement personnel, we were able to source high quality material with the correct chemical properties to produce the best cut time after time, also the required tight tolerances to meet our customers’ requirements without adding an additional machining op. In addition to this we optimised our cutting conditions on our laser to give a far superior cut that exceeds thermal cutting expectations. By gaining the confidence in the material and the optimized cutting conditions we were able to operate “lights out production” thus not exceeding available capacity.