Blechexpo 2017

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07 November 2017 to 10 November 2017
Stuttgart, Germany

Blechexpo is the only event in the world that deals with the complementary technologies of sheet metal processing and joining technology. Within the shortest timeframe, Blechexpo has been able to gain a leading position in Europe and now ranks second in the world on the list of trade fairs for sheet metal processing.



Bystronic will present its expanded ByStar Fiber laser cutting system with a rotary axis for tube processing. The new function enables users to switch between flatbed laser cutting and tube processing in just a few simple steps.

The standard version of the tube processing upgrade enables tubes with a circumscribed circle diameter of between 30mm and 315mm, and a variety of lengths to be processed. When purchasing a new ByStar Fiber, it can be now be equipped with an integrated rotary axis.

The standard scope of delivery also includes the tube cutting software module. This module is an expansion for the BySoft 7 programming software. It allows users to design parts for tube processing, input existing CAD files, and edit them. Thanks to the intuitive software design, cutting plans for tubes can be created in no time at all.

In order to support fast set-up times for tube processing, Bystronic has integrated an assistant function into the ByVision cutting user interface. This assistant guides the machine operator through the set-up of tube processing jobs. Every set-up and operating step is visualised on the ByStar Fiber’s touch screen.



Lasermet will present its Laser Castle, the latest generation of the modular, rapid-build laser safety cabin. Laser Castle includes the active laser guarding system Laser Jailer for multi-kilowatt lasers typically between 4kW and 20kW.

Certified as laser safe, the cabin is used by laser welding robots for cutting and welding, usually as part of a process. Cabin options include interlocked automatic doors such as guillotine doors, turntable doors or double doors.

The integrated touchscreen laser interlock controller prevents access inside the cabin when the laser is enabled, and operates the optional active laser filter window system, Glaser Jailer. Further options include HDCCTV and Lasermet’s Swallow fume extraction system.

Visitors will be able to see how Lasermet can integrate Class 4 lasers to produce a Class 1 laser safety cabin that ensures safety and compliance with the laser safety standard EN 60825-1:2014.



LVD will feature its new 8kW Electra FL 3015 fibre laser. The ultra-high-speed Electra cuts a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials as fast as the thermal process allows.

The 8kW laser has an improved wall plug efficiency of up to 40 per cent. A linear drive motor achieves high cutting dynamics and rapid acceleration for high part output. An advanced cutting head provides automated adjustment of the focus position and diameter to optimise cut quality in both thin and thick materials. A rigid frame design ensures reliable cutting performance at top cutting speeds. LVD’s Touch-L touchscreen control and icon-driven user interface make Electra easy to use and operate.

The Electra at Blechexpo will feature a Compact Tower system for automated loading, unloading and storage of raw material and finished parts.



Trumpf will showcase its Highspeed Eco cutting process. The newly designed nozzle boosts the feed rate by up to 100 per cent for solid-state laser machines that employ fusion cutting with nitrogen. In addition, laser power does not need to be increased.

Both the feed rate and piercing process are now faster. This new cutting process also allows for nearly a twofold increase in sheet throughput compared to standard cutting.

Furthermore, less cutting gas is used. The process relies on a nozzle fitted with a sleeve that forces the gas directly into the kerf, ensuring that little or no gas flows off to the side. The process requires 70 per cent less nitrogen on average.

Highspeed Eco can now be used on machines in the TruLaser Series 5000.