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kercher-industries-fibre-laser-cutterKercher Industries added a new 2030 Trumpf 4000 watt fiber laser cutting machine to its fabrication facility to replace an older CO2 laser and expand its overall fabrication capabilities.   There are several performance advantages to the new laser including a better quality of cut edge, faster processing, and higher efficiencies.  Says Gary Peters, Operations Manager, “The laser cutter is the life-force of our fabrication shop as it feeds all projects that require 2D shapes fabricated from sheet or plate stock.  The improved cut edge and faster processing times have allowed us to shorten lead times and expand our capabilities”

The addition of the Trumpf fiber laser cutter opens new markets for Kercher Industries due to increases in the thickness of the materials it cuts as shown below:

  • Steel cut up to 1” thick
  • Stainless steel cut up to ¾” thick
  • Aluminum cut up to 5/8” thick
  • Copper cut up to 5/16” thick
  • Brass cut up to 5/16” thick

The ability to laser cut copper and brass is unique to the fiber laser cutter.  This new laser includes a shuttle table with 5’ x 10’ dimensions for continuous processing of material.  According to Peters, “We wasted no time in putting this new laser to good use.  Two of our machine operators were pre-trained in anticipation of the install and we’ve been running projects on it since the minute it went online.”

Contact us to learn more about our laser cutting and fabrication services