Investment in laser improves production throughput

Production of parts Investment in laser improves production throughput

Source: press release

A strong order book has led a Thatcham-based manufacturer to invest in new state-of-the-art laser equipment and move to new facilities.

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The Yamazaki Mazak Optiplex Nexus Fiber 3015 III is equipped with a powerful 3.0 kW laser which has significantly improved production throughput.

(Source: TMF)

UK contractor Taylor Made Fabrication (TMF) has invested in a Mazak Optiplex Nexus Fiber 3015 III to improve processing speeds and increase production capacity to meet demand. Ray Baker, director at TMF, says strong demand led the company to approve the investment. “We are always busy and given our levels of demand, we felt it was important to upgrade our laser cutting technology.”

According to the manager, the previous unit was getting slower and needed more maintenance to stay operational. “We can’t afford any downtime or let customers down, so the new investment, which coincided with our move to a new facility, is very important for the future of the business. Mazak’s Optiplex Nexus ticks all the boxes for us in terms of price, performance and capacity.

The machine is equipped with a powerful 3.0 kW laser which has improved production throughput. “We were able to make significant improvements in processing speed and also start processing thicker aluminum, stainless steel and mild steel, which opened doors for us with new customers.”

Founded in 1992, TMF offers a wide range of general contracting services alongside its precision laser cutting offering, including metal fabrication, punching, bending, welding and guillotine. The company manufactures for multiple industries, producing parts to order through its fully equipped CNC machine shop and online CAD/CAM facilities, which ensure continuity and precision.

“One of the key features of the Optiplex Nexus was the flexibility offered by its dual paddle design, as opposed to our previous machine, which only had a single paddle,” says Ray. “Because we work in general subcontracting, we are always busy. Being able to save time loading new sheets while we remove finished parts has dramatically improved our productivity. »


Training and support during installation was essential in making the transition to the new machine. “Throughout my dealings with Mazak, I have always found them to be a responsive company – if there was ever a problem, they resolved it immediately.”

Alan Mucklow, General Manager of UK Sales and National Distributors at Yamazaki Mazak, said, “We are delighted to have helped Taylor Made Fabrication upgrade their existing machines and take on new business. Due to its energy efficiency, the unit not only improves the day-to-day operations of the business, but also helps reduce the overall carbon footprint and electricity consumption levels of the new site.

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