December 21, 2021
TORONTO—Custom metal fabricator Metaline recently added a ByStar Fiber CNC machine that will enable the firm to manufacture higher quality parts and prototypes in a faster and more cost-effective way, the company said in a release.
In addition to providing superior cutting performance, the ByStar Fiber is reported to reduce energy consumption, emit zero gas, and generate up to 50 percent less metal waste during operation. By combining high-speed processing with exacting accuracy, the CNC machine delivers “maximum productivity at minimum costs per part.” Its higher level of production efficiency will enable Metaline to take on time-sensitive projects, the company said.
Metaline said the new equipment enables it to reach tighter tolerances and deliver pieces to exacting client standards, particularly in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and construction, where high-precision parts are critical.
The ByStar Fiber features advanced lasers for clean-cut edges, and is said to excel at cutting thick and thin metals. It cuts up to 30mm thickness in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and up to 15mm in brass and copper, according to Metaline.
The new 3-axis CNC milling machine provides a 12k rpm, high-speed spindle with quick tool changes for reduced cycle times. Metaline’s new CNC lathe is an automated turning center with a pre-configured part loader, featuring a large spindle bore for increased bar capacity up to 2.5 inches, and a chuck size of 8.3 inches to accommodate larger parts, the company said.
Here’s a video of the ByStar Fiber in operation: