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ICEE invests in new Bystronic 6kW Bycut Star fibre laser

Posted on 09 Jun 2024. Edited by: John Hunter. Read 578 times.
ICEE invests in new Bystronic 6kW Bycut Star fibre laserHampshire-based ICEE, has invested in a new Bystronic 6KW ByCut Star fibre laser cutting machine at its facility in Waterlooville, supplied by Coventry-based Bystronic UK to support the development of its advanced profile cutting service. The new ‘state of the art’ technology represents a significant leap forwards in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, offering increased speed, precision and versatility, while keeping ICEE at the forefront of the sheet metal manufacturing sector.

The new Bystronic fibre laser has a number of class-leading features that include advanced process monitoring, tilt prevention mechanisms, and heightened precision controls. These capabilities not only enhance the quality of the end products but also streamline the production processes, ensuring greater efficiency and reliability.

As a cornerstone of ICEE’s turn-key manufacturing offering, the fibre laser cutting service serves as the foundation for delivering precision-engineered sheet metal parts with unparalleled accuracy and speed. The fibre laser is equipped to handle a wide range of materials, including stainless steel, copper, aluminium, and brass.

The integration of the Bystronic 6KW ByCut Star fibre laser into ICEE’s operations marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey towards enhancing customer satisfaction and driving business growth. With the capability to cut complex geometric shapes and intricate designs, large-scale production runs are made easy by the new machine, while ensuring consistent quality and reliability, it succeeds in not only meeting, but exceeding the expectations of customers.

This investment underscores ICEE’s unwavering commitment to delivering value-added solutions that empower its customers to succeed in their own endeavours. Moreover, it demonstrates a proactive approach to embracing innovation and staying ahead of the competition in a rapidly-evolving market.

The new ByCut Fibre Laser can profile sheets measuring 3,000 x 1,500mm, with a maximum simultaneous positioning speed of 170m/min. Automated manufacturing is also catered for with the addition of a Bystronic ByTrans, which automatically loads and unloads batch sheet metal into the laser.

With ICEE’s experience in a variety of industries, its fibre laser cutting service is ideal for companies working within a variety of sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, defence, and telecommunications. Over the years, fibre laser cutting has been a huge part of ICEE’s business. The company’s enclosure manufacturing service is made easy by the advanced method of batch sheet metal cutting, helping to reduce lead times and cut down customer costs, while still enabling ICEE to design and build completely bespoke products to customer requirements.

Terry Saunders, ICEE workshops leader, said: “The investment in this new fibre laser shows the long-term goals ICEE is aiming to achieve, while offering our customers a faster, more streamlined cutting process. With the industries we work within constantly changing and developing, having the opportunity to consistently invest in modern machinery showcases ICEE’s unwavering dedication to offering customers the very best service.”