BLM Tube Innovation WeekClick image to enlarge

BLM Group USA's week-long "Tube Innovation Week" in June at its Wixom, MI, headquarters was an opportunity to see the latest in tube processing technologies.

Highlighting the event were live demonstrations and technical presentations on several of the company’s products including: The LT Free, a five axis laser cutting system for three dimensional parts, bent tubes, hydroformed tubes, welded assemblies and stamped or flat sheet; the all new LT8.10, a three dimensional fiber laser tube cutting system; the E-Turn, a tube bending system for left or right hand bending, single or multiple radii, with simultaneous load/unload; the E-Flex wire bender which is able to bend wire up to 8 mm; and the LC5, a unique fiber laser system that can cut tube and flat sheet all in one machine.

BLM Group Tube Innovation WeekClick image to enlarge

Also on hand were demonstrations of BLMelements, a BLM GROUP proprietary suite of tube processing software for programming, simulation, production and monitoring of bending, laser tube cutting and sawing technologies all from one source.

According to Jeff Ahrstrom, president and COO, “We were very pleased with the response and excited by the interaction and discussions with customers and prospects alike. It was a week that we will not forget and it makes us more focused on the job ahead, working with customers to provide the best tube processing technologysolutions available.”

In a related matter, the company announced its plans to move into a new, larger, 75,000 sq.ft. Headquarters and Tech Center in 2017. The new location will more than double the space of the current facility and provide even greater access for customers to explore the company’s tube processing technologies.

Mauro Corno, VP of technical services added, “our new Headquarters and Tech Center will bring a wealth of knowledge to the market and our customers. Our commitment to customer service and support has always been high and this expansion only reinforces that focus.”

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