The Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London has greatly extended the manufacturing facilities available to its undergraduates and researchers by investing in a laser profiler. The machine, a pre-owned 1.5kW LVD Helius, was supplied by Rugby based Manufacturing Service Solutions (MSS), specialists in laser cutting machinery and nitrogen generation plants.
“We have an internal market for our manufacturing processes which include CNC milling and turning, rapid prototyping, hard metal machining and fabrication," said Graham Gosling, Design & Technical Manager of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. "For profiling sheet metalwork we only had a punch press. The improved accuracy and new capabilities of laser cutting will be a significant addition.”
The installation of the laser provides much greater scope for innovation and originality in the students’ and researchers’ work, enabling them to produce forms which would previously have been virtually impossible or too time consuming to achieve.
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