CNC Mandrel
Tube Bending
Sheet Metal &
Tube Fabrication
TIG and MIG
Robotic Welding
CNC Laser
Cutting
High Speed
Tube Perforation

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ISO 9001:2008 Certified

CNC Laser Cutting

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BLM Adige CO2 Laser
BLM Adige CO2 Laser
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Mazak Space Gear
Mazak Space Gear
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BLM LT Fiber Laser
BLM LT Fiber Laser
         

Our facility is equipped with CNC and multi-spindle laser cutting machines to process round, square, rectangular, as well as oval tubes or sheets. These high precision laser cutting machines enable us to cut copes, slots, or holes into tubes with outer diameters up to 8" and wall thicknesses up to 0.375". Typical materials processed include carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and brass. The 2500-watt Mazak Space Gear Mark II 6-axis laser cutting machine at our facility is an all-in-one laser center capable of cutting sheets, pre-bent tubing, and bent tubular structures.

In 2-D mode operation, the laser cuts flat sheets and plates up to 0.87" in thicknesses. The machine also operates in 3-D mode to cut preformed sculptured surfaces. A non-contact profiler maintains a constant standoff distance and eliminates marring of parts. A CNC rotary chuck attached to the laser facilitates handling of tubes, pipes, and structural shapes. The six axis continuous CNC control allows us to cut holes, slots, and angled features in a single setup, both in sheet as well as preformed tubular parts. Our 2200-watt LMI laser features 8 spindles for tube cutting and a bed for processing sheets.

The automated loading/unloading capability of our laser cuttinig systems enable us to increase productivity and reduce turnaround time. Bauer's 2500 watt, high-speed BLM Adige LT712 tube laser system can process cut-to-length tube stock with lengths up to 21'.  Additionally, our newest 3000 watt, BLM Fiber Optic tube laser is equipped with an extended loader and can process materials up to 27' long to enable maximum nesting options and reduced waste.  Both laser systems are capable of cutting special features in round tubes with outer diameters up to 6.0" and square tubes with side dimensions up to 4". All our metal fabricating machines are CAD/CAM linked. Our high-speed CNC laser cutting machines enable us to precisely cut special features in parts such as exhaust tubes, frame components, and brackets with minimal or no tooling cost.

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CNC Laser Cutting
CNC Laser Cutting
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CNC Laser Cutting
CNC Laser Cutting
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CNC Laser Cutting
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CNC Laser Cutting
CNC Laser Cutting

Specifications

Materials
Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Copper
Brass
Laser Cutting Capabilities
2-D and 3-D Cutting
Cut-To-Length Tubing
Engraving
Trimming
Features
Holes
Slots
Copes
Mitre Cuts
And Angled Features
Maximum Tubing Outer Diameter 8"
Maximum Tubing Wall Thickness 0.375"
Maximum Tubing Length 27'
Maximum Sheet Size 4' x 8'
Maximum Sheet Thickness 0.87"
Tube Shapes
Rounds
Ovals
Squares
Rectangles
Special Shapes
Acceptable File Formats
DOC
SLDASM
SLDDRW
SLDPRT
DWG
DXF
IGES
STEP
PDF

Equipment Used

BLM Adige Fiber Optic Tube Laser System (Model LT FIBER) Resonator Power: 3000 Watt
Processing Capability: 27' Max Length, Up to 6.0" OD Round Tubing and 4" Square Tubing

Mazak Space Gear Mark II 6-Axis CNC Laser

Resonator Power: 2500 Watt
BLM Adige Laser Tube System (Model LT712)

Resonator Power: 2500 Watt
Processing Capability: 21' Max Length, Up to 6.0" OD Round Tubing and 4" Square Tubing

PRC 8 Spindle Tube and Sheet Laser Resonator Power: 2200 Watt
Inspection Equipment Tube Laser Vectors
Portable CMMs

Additional Information

Applications
Engine Parts
Commercial Sweepers
Handles/Handlebars Snowmobiles
Grounds Keeping Equipment
Tractor Parts
Refrigeration Parts
Playground Equipment
Exercise Equipment
Pressure Washers
Generators
Motor Homes
Truck Parts/Car Kits
Ice Makers/Coffee Makers
Luggage Carts
Hospital Beds
Motorcycle Parts
Skid Loaders
Track Vehicles
Chair Frames/Water Tubes/Heat Exchangers
Retail Displays
Products
Air Flow Tubes
Frames
Oil Fill Tubes
Water Flow Tubes
Turbo Charger Tubes
Suction Tubes
Exhaust/Rollover Tubes
Snow Blowers
Plasma Cutters
Snowmobiles, ATV's
Lawn Vacs
Commercial Lawnmowers
Welders
Personal Watercraft
Aerators
Handlebars/Luggage Racks
Exhaust Tubes
Suspension Parts
Backrests
Handlebars
Steering Tubes
Exhaust Parts
Support Tubes
Air, Water, and Exhaust Tubes
Structural Tubes
Footrest
Mower Caster Tubes
Rollover Protection
Tow Hooks
Frame Components
Grab Handles
Structural (ROPS)
Step Supports
Frame Supports
Copper Header Assemblies
Condenser Frame Weldments
Weldments
Balance Beams
Large Sweeps
Handles
Frame Support Tubes
Flow Tubes
Wheel Kits
Flow Lines
Door Steps/Door Jambs
Grills/Mirror Mounts
Fuel Fills
Door Frames
Brackets & Frame Parts
Roof Components
Frame Members
Coils/Stainless Coil
Stainless & Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel Grab Rails
Chrome Accessories
Restraint Bars
Throttle Rods
Point of Sale Racks
Special Display Fixturing
Shelving Systems
Certifications
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • Certified Level II Inspectors on staff for Liquid Penetrant Examination, as per ASTM E 1417-99 Specifications (Type 1 and Type II methods A and C)
Industries Served
Agricultural
Automotive
Commercial
Exercise Equipment
Grounds Keeping
Lawn Care
Medical
Motorcycle
Power Generation
Recreational
Residential
RV & ATV
Snowmobile
Wind Power

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Bauer Welding & Metal Fabricators, Inc. | Where Ideas Take Shape in Tubing | Established 1946 / ISO 9001: 2000 Certified