MTL Advanced invests in large-format fibre laser

Rotherham-based contract manufacturing specialist, MTL Advanced has invested in a new automated large format fibre laser cutting machine which will be fully operational later this month.

As part of an ongoing investment strategy across the company, the brand new 6m x 2.5m 6kw Trumpf Fibre laser provides superior contour precision and higher part quality than most other laser cutting machines in the market.

The new laser comes fully equipped with a LoadMaster, automatically loading sheets to take the strain off operators and to improve speed and productivity.

Ideal for thin and fast cutting, the fibre laser will enable MTL to be competitive on large volume production contracts.

Karl Stewart, Director at MTL Advanced, said: “Investment in the latest manufacturing equipment allows the business to remain competitive and enjoy sustained growth. This latest investment, which now totals £8.5m over the last 18 months, enhances our production capacity and allows the business to provide a complete service to customers and the markets we serve.

“Lean manufacturing and automation continues to be an essential part of our strategy where we have automated large scale laser cutting machines, a robotic 640 tonne 7.3m press brake, and 10 robotic welding cells”.

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