Announcing the launch of a NEW automated flat sheet laser cutting system


Atlas has been using laser cutters since 1993 and now has entered the third generation of technology since installing their first laser. Laser cutting technology continues to evolve as new sources are developed for beam generation and delivery. The evolution has resulted in improved cut quality and speed.

What matters the most are the cost and quality of the cut. Everything else is marketing and packaging. Our customers are concerned about delivered cost of a high-quality part. Using a comprehensive 22-point evaluation system and time studies of 4 different part nests, 10 different laser models were rigorously analyzed. The result: A Trumpf laser was selected as the best match to our customer’s needs.

Over the next six months, Atlas is installing a fully automated 40 shelf tower system with material handling carts that will deliver flat sheet to either the high speed TruPunch 5000 punching machine or the laser. Cut or punched parts are automatically removed from the machines during continuous processing of flat sheets. This investment allows Atlas to run 24 x 7 continuously processing sheet into punched or laser cuts parts.


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Xavier has always been captivated by the intricate dance between technology and manufacturing. His journey began in Minnesota, working for a local manufacturing company, and this early experience laid the foundation for his deep-rooted connection to the industry. With a family legacy in manufacturing, Xavier's insights are enriched by both personal and professional experiences. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to exploring and writing about the transformative impact of technology on the manufacturing sector. As a guest blogger on Atlas Manufacturing, Xavier shares his unique perspective, weaving together stories of innovation, tradition, and the future of manufacturing.