The Cincinnati CL-707 laser system can cut mild steel plate up to 1/2 inch and stainless steel up to 3/8 inch. The maximum blank size is 48 x 96 inches. Pierce on-the-fly capabilities provide fast-cut cycle times. The tactile adapter on the non-contact head enables thin material ranging from 0.002 to 0.020 inch to be cut at speeds up to 800 inches per minute depending on thickness.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.