Bassett Industries Increases Sheet Laser Cutting Capabilities and Efficiencies with a New 8kw, 2 meter x 4 meter Fiber Sheet Laser

fiber sheet laserBassett is proud to announce its acquisition of one of the first 8kw 4 meter x 2 meter fiber sheet lasers in the US. Bassett’s purchase of the new fiber laser affords speeds up to 4-5 times as fast as conventional CO2 lasers, as well as being able to cut metals such as aluminum, copper, and brass. In addition, nitrogen cutting can eliminate oxide edges on parts that have to be painted, thus eliminating secondary operations and guaranteeing excellent paint adhesion. Coupled with our automated material handling system we can produce quality parts at very competitive prices with on time delivery.

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The ML4020-F80 Fiber allows Bassett engineers to work with our industry partners to quickly and cost effectively process large or small batch production without the need for dedicated, secondary operations and costly tooling.

 

 

 

 

Contact a Bassett rep today to learn more about our new and expanded capabilities of the ML4020-F80 Fiber along with our other fabrication specialties. Contact us at 1-800-776-6440 or info@bassettinc.com

 

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Bassett Industries: Achieves ISO9001-2015 One Year Ahead of Schedule

Bassett Industries continues to lead the fabrication industry in quality by receiving ISO9001-2015 registration a year ahead of schedule, being one of the first in our industry to do so. By proactive offsite training and employing additional manpower, Bassett was able to move the timetable forward one full year. Using the latest technologies and our integrated companywide software package our quality department was able to rewrite our Quality Manual and Procedures to conform to the latest version of ISO, which places more emphasis on overall company risk assessment, including all interested parties – customer, vendor and internal. Coupled with technology, all personnel, including internal auditors, operators and management were trained to the new standard.

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Quality has always been a driving force at Bassett having achieved ISO registration over 15 years ago. With multiple 2D & 3D CMM’s, engineering capabilities, other advanced inspection equipment, software, extensive in house quality training we are able to supply quality parts on time with low PPM’s. Use of GDT is incorporated throughout Bassett to serve all of our customers in health care, agriculture, construction, highway and bridge construction, race and specialty car industry, etc. In house CWI and certified welders certified to AWS D1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 guarantee quality welded assemblies. Please contact us for all your tube fabrication, tube and sheet laser cutting, 5 axis laser cutting, water jet cutting, CNC machining, CNC press brake forming, robotic, mig and tig welding and other services by calling one of our sales staff.  We look forward to working with you!

Contact us for to satisfy your next requirements for quality certified fabrication services at 1-800-776-6440 or info@bassettinc.com

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New State of the Art 5 Axis Laser Added to Bassett Industries’ Arsenal of Laser Cutting Equipment

Bassett increases its tube & formed sheet laser cutting capabilities with its acquisition of a new 4000 watt, 5 Axis laser for processing formed sheet metal parts, assemblies and large tube sections with a 33.4” Z stroke, 122” x axis and 86.6” y axis, and 4,400 lbs work piece  capacity. Bassett’s purchase of the 5 Axis allows for flexibility and post form trimming and feature additions to parts that were previously impossible to cut. The new 5 Axis CO2 laser will allow Bassett engineers to work with our industry partners to quickly and cost effectively process large or small batch production without the need for dedicated and costly tooling.

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Contact a Bassett rep today to learn more about our new and expanded capabilities of the 5 axis laser along with our other fabrication specialties. Contact us at 1-800-776-6440 or info@bassettinc.com

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Bassett Industries: Reverse Engineering and Design Assistance in the Automotive Industry

Bassett Industries continues to be an industry leader in tube & sheet fabrication utilizing our reverse engineering capabilities to solve customer problems. Recently, an automotive restoration shop visited us with pieces of bent tubing cobbled together for a stainless steel exhaust system. He had traveled throughout the East and Midwest trying to find a company that could manufacture them in a one piece design.  He found no one capable until he came to Bassett. The original parts he supplied were spliced, hammered, hand bent and welded together. Using the latest software technologies, our engineering department was able to digitize the customer’s parts and successfully fabricate to his intended design in one week. The customer emailed us and let us know the parts fit perfectly without any adjustment.

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Bassett is not limited to the reverse engineering of tubing alone. With both 2D & 3D CMM reverse engineering capabilities, we can also fabricate sheet and plate assemblies with our state of the art laser cutting, CNC forming, robotic welding and CNC machining equipment for automotive or other industries.  When one of our customers was having a difficult time determining how to accomplish the intended function of their product for off road vehicles, we were able to aid in redevelopment and eliminate the need for welding by fabricating in a one piece design.  This value-added service allowed the customer to improve their design,  product function, lead times and lower the costs of production. If this sounds like something we can help you with, give us a call and speak with one of our sales staff.

We look forward to working with you! Contact us at 1-800-776-6440 or info@bassettinc.com

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Bassett Increases Tube Laser Cutting Capabilities with New State of the Art Fiber Tube Laser Machine

Bassett is proud to announce its acquisition of the first Lasertube LT8 Fiber machine in the U.S. that can be used to process round, square, rectangular, and special shaped tubes up to 8 5/8 inch diameter, in addition to angle iron, channel, and flat bar. Bassett’s purchase of the Lasertube LT8 Fiber allows for flexibility and high performance cutting capabilities, as well as expansion into cutting metals such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The LT8 Fiber will allow Bassett engineers to work with industry partners to quickly and cost effectively process large or small batch production without the need for dedicated and costly tooling.

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Contact a Bassett rep today to learn more about our new and expanded capabilities of the LT8 Fiber along with our other fabrication specialties. Contact us at 1-800-776-6440 or info@bassettinc.com or see our website www.bassettinc.com

 

 

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Bassett Increases CNC Machining Capacities With New State of the Art Machines

Bassett is proud to announce the addition of VF4SS and VF11 CNC machining centers to its arsenal of existing  CNC machines. With the addition of these machines, Bassett has increased its capacity in both size and production volume  with the ability to bring your most complex machined parts to full production quickly.  Bassett has the know-how and equipment to provide quality parts on time using our multiple machining centers including multi-axis twin spindle lathes with live tooling, vertical CNC mills with 10ft travel, high speed CNC mills for greater productivity, horizontal CNC mills to complete complex parts in one operation and 2D and 3D CAD and programming software for efficient production.  Multiple CMM’s, stringent quality procedures and trained inspection staff compliment our machining to assure accurate parts every time.  Materials include steel, stainless, aluminum, 4130, bronze, brass, etc.

 

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Bassett’s extensive equipment inventory and capabilities along with our material purchasing volume will result in lower costs as well as the ability to couple multiple process requirements needed to complete your entire project without having to multi source. These processes include certified code welders, robotic MIG & TIG welding, tube and sheet laser cutting, the largest tube fabrication facility on the east coast, multiple CNC press brakes, and a 10 ft x 22 ft dual head waterjet.

The use of the latest CAD and CAM software, including SolidWorks 2015, Sigmanest, AutoCad , etc., allows us to import files from almost any CAD software.  This results in an accurate approach to save customers any unnecessary costs.  And our certified ISO-9000 Quality System assures the quality you demand.

Bassett’s engineering staff will work closely with your team to develop products, create custom tooling and fixtures if needed, and add our years of knowledge and expertise to help streamline your ideas into a cost effective product that will fully satisfy your cost, quality and delivery requirements.

Contact Bassett Industries today to speak with a customer representative to learn more about our capabilities with Tube and Sheet Laser Fabrication, Machining, Robotic Welding, as well as many secondary value added processes. 1-800-776-6440 or email to info@bassettinc.com

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Bassett Installs New 350 Ton Press Brake for Complex Sheet Metal Fabrication

With the installation of a new 350 ton CNC press brake, Bassett has the ability to bring your most complex sheet metal parts to reality! With a large inventory of precision tooling including segmented dies we can offer to form sheet metal parts that range from 14’ in length to small complex box style products with numerous bends. The addition of a 7 axis back gauge provides for holding tight tolerances and consistently accurate parts.

 Bassett has also invested in state of the art 3D modeling and simulation software to determine feasibility of all parts prior to production runs. The use of the latest CAD and CAM software, including SolidWorks 7.0, Sigmanest, AutoCad , etc. , allows us to import your files from almost any CAD software, create efficient nesting off our multiple sheet lasers or waterjet to speed delivery and reduce cost.  This results in an accurate approach to save our customers any unnecessary costs.  In addition to software, Bassett’s engineering staff can work closely with your team to develop products, create custom tooling if needed, and add our years of knowledge and advice to help stream line your ideas to result in complete satisfaction of your products.

Contact Bassett Industries today to speak with a customer representative to learn more about our capabilities with Tube and Sheet Laser Fabrication, Machining, Robotic Welding, as well as many secondary value added processes.

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Waterjet Cutting Services Now Available At Bassett Industries

Bassett Industries is pleased to announce the addition of waterjet cutting services to its already expansive list of manufacturing capabilities.  The addition of waterjet cutting allows us to expand our engineering expertise to a wider variety of materials, increase production, and provide additional services to satisfy the demands of our clients.

 

Waterjet capabilities include cutting sizes up to 275 in. long x 120 in. wide, with thickness up to12 in., pressure up to 90,000 psi and tolerances to +/-0.003 in. Dual dynamic head capabilities for lower costs, larger volumes and quicker turnaround. Parts in steel, aluminum, glass, stainless, copper, brass, marble, titanium, bronze, etc.

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No heat affected zone, burr free cutting in an ISO9001 facility with additional services of sheet and tube laser cutting to 8.5″ dia, CNC tube bending and rolling to 8″ dia, MIG, TIG & robotic welding, press brakes to 350 ton x14 ft, CNC mills to 120″ travel and CNC lathes with multi heads and live tooling. Industries served include agriculture, health care, construction, job shops, laboratory equipment, marine, military, semiconductor and signage.

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Bassett Industries Helps A Fabricator in Need After Hurricane Sandy

Bassett Industries has built a reputation as a quality fabricator of tubing for over 50 years, but we’re most proud of the quality people we have working for us.  Bret Milks (Manufacturing Engineer at Bassett Industries) found out that the facility at Architectural Grille (a metal fabricator in Brooklyn, NY) was devastated by hurricane Sandy.  Bret offered to help them to stay in business by running their jobs on the machinery at the Bassett facility.

Architectural Grille lost over $6 million in machinery, but losing customers by not delivering on their contracts would be the nail in the coffin.  By taking on these jobs, Bassett Industries was able to help them stay in business while they put their shop back together again.  “It’s definitely amazing the way he {Architectural Grille} has rebounded, and I’m glad things are working out for him,” Milks said of Giumenta and his company.

Read the full article on thefabricator.com: http://www.thefabricator.com/article/fabstories/surviving-the-storm

 

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Continuous improvement of product through technology implementation

It is amazing to see the advancements in tube bending and cutting technologies in just ten or eleven years. The old process Bassett used on our U-Tubes in 1999 was to saw, cut, bend and drill in separate processes. We even had to outsource the drilling process to a local shop. This process alone had a one to two week turnaround.

Now Bassett has a state-of-the-art Tube Laser. Before we had 4 operations, this is now reduced to only two. Since we brought the tube laser online we have learned through various trials to get the highest efficiencies out of the production and minimize operations. We are now selling the U-Tube 10% cheaper than we were in 1999. This technology has completely changed the way we operate as an organization and streamlined our processes and efficiencies for many projects.

By leveraging new technologies which help eliminate outsourced operations, we have more control and know exactly where the parts are. This alone reduces lead times significantly. New technologies provide our customers with far more accuracy. This in turn, creates more flexibility. As an example, if there are small changes from the customer such as hole-size or location, we just reprogram that area and the revisions take very little time to implement. We can turnaround prototypes and projects in a very short amount of time. If tubular parts are eventually welded into an assembly, we can cut the parts so they have interlocking features which act as a self contained weld fixture, further eliminating additional tooling costs along with their associated lead-times.

We will work with the customer to optimize the part using the technology of the tube laser or any of our other state-of-the-art equipment. This typically leads to cost savings due to reduced production time, operations and material waste. We do this across the board in all our areas manufacturing areas, but the most dramatic cost savings continue to be with the tube laser.

The best advice is to let Bassett be involved in the design phase or show us parts you would like to reduce costs on. We may be able to offer a cost cutting option you might not have previously considered. In fact we have a medical parts customer who designs most of their parts solely around the capabilities of our tube laser.

Doug Fox
Bassett Industries Inc.

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