DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — Nov. 17, 2020 — BTD Manufacturing, a customer-focused, growth-oriented manufacturing partner providing innovative solutions to world class brands in the metal fabrication market, is adding a new high-performance tube laser to its production facility in Lakeville, Minnesota. The BLM 4K Fiber LT7 Tube Laser allows BTD to enhance production rates while providing the highest quality products to a variety of industries; including recreational vehicles, lawn care, construction and agriculture.
“This is just one of several equipment improvements we’ve implemented in the last few months,” said Paul Gintner, BTD Manufacturing president. “We’re excited to see how these improvements will help us better serve our customers through high-quality parts, expanded capabilities and faster lead times.”
With the new LT7, BTD can process a variety of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel and steel with the fastest production rates and highest quality levels on the market. The machine also allows BTD to meet a wide range of customer’s specifications, from round, square and rectangular profiles to special shaped tubes, angle iron, channel and flat bar. The tube laser offers optimal cutting performance even on thick-walled steel for weld preparations and interlocking joints with a +/- 45-degree tilt.
BTD chose the machine for its capability to deliver parts with optimal accuracy and quality. The machine features an internal suction probe that can be used when processing tubes to automatically catch debris and vacuum out particles, leaving a clean, damage-free finish inside and outside of the part. The LT7’s Active Scan automatically calculates any compensations needed to ensure tolerances are achieved, regardless of misshapes or insufficient rigidity.
In addition to the LT7 Tube Laser, the Lakeville facility also recently added a new TRUMPF 5030 10K Fiber TruLaser to its production. The addition of the new equipment demonstrates the company’s ongoing focus on improving efficiencies, expanding to meet the growing needs of customers, and broadening capabilities across all its locations.