Sheet metalworking machine supplier, Bystronic UK, welcomed more than 80 visitors to its latest open house, held at the company's Coventry headquarters and technical centre from 12th to 14th July. During the week of the event, orders were placed for three laser cutting machines, indicating that UK manufacturing still has a positive outlook post-Brexit.
Bystronic’s latest fibre laser machine was on show, the ByStar Fiber, which boasts Industry 4.0 readiness and a new control system. The machine has been designed from the ground up to move a fibre optic cutting head across the laser bed as efficiently as possible. A full length sliding door allows users to remove rush jobs or inspect components from the side at any time, even when large orders are running, which is a big advantage for job shops as they need to be flexible.
With its high-end performance, the ByStar Fiber is aimed at users who want to rely exclusively on fibre laser technology and use it to process thick as well as thin sheet - from stainless steel, through aluminium and mild steel, to non-ferrous metals such as copper and brass.