Protolabs’ Rapid Manufacturing
in Nashua, NH won The Fabricator’s 2019 Industry Award. They did so by redesigning their custom sheet metal fabrication process from the ground up. One critical component of this restructuring was to outfit their production floor with not just one, but SEVEN of IPG's own 3kW LaserCube systems. According to the article, "in early 2018, after a kaizen event to re-examine material usage and storage, Rapid Manufacturing moved to using 40- by 48-in. blanks, that fit perfectly into the company’s IPG 3kw LaserCube cutting machines. This move allowed Rapid to move away from pallet-based storage of raw material, and it simplified inventory control. Changes like this helped Rapid earn The FABRICATOR’s 2019 Industry Award."
This article was originally published in The Fabricator. To read the full article, please visit thefabricator.com