Maxitec News

Fibre lasers enter Australian fabrication scene
14.11.2012 - Leading Australian and NZ sheetmetal machinery specialist, Maxitec reminds the market that fibre laser technology should be viewed no differently from any other new technology.
Punch press tooling from Rate Precision Tooling now available from Maxitec
01.11.2012 - Maxitec has made a strategic decision to switch to the latest emerging manufacturer in the international punch press tooling market.
E5x servo electric turret press gives fabricator more flexibility, accuracy and speed
01.12.2011 - An E5x servo electric turret press made by Prima Power and available in Australia through Maxitec is allowing contract manufacturer Servgas Sheet Metal to choose the desired processing speed.
Maxitec offers JETCAM CrossTrack software suite for sheetmetal fabrication
23.11.2011 - Maxitec offers JETCAM CrossTrack software suite designed for complete order tracking in real-time for fabricators.
Maxitec’s client goes automatic with Prima-Power SG8 turret punch press
21.11.2011 - A Maxitec client was recently able to overcome a major challenge created by a change in raw materials while also gaining key efficiencies along the way in their manufacturing processes.
Maxitec offers Shear Genius SGe Series turret punch presses with servo control
24.10.2011 - Prima Power (formerly Finn Power) offers integrated shear technology powered by highly productive and energy efficient servo controllers in their Shear Genius SGe Series turret punch presses.
Sheetmetal fabrication software distributed by Maxitec wins Formula 1 time trial
27.09.2011 - Maxitec cites the example of Formula 1 racing to highlight the intricate competitive advantages of JETCAM sheetmetal software.
Maxitec joins forces with Prima Industrie to bring new sheetmetal processing technology to Australia and NZ
30.08.2011 - Leading sheetmetal specialist in Australia and New Zealand, Maxitec has joined forces with Prima Industrie group to bring leading-edge sheetmetal processing technology to the region under a new banner
Rollerball Deburr Tool available from Maxitec
24.08.2011 - Maxitec presents Mate’s Rollerball Deburr Tool for removing burrs on sheet metal parts with operations right at the punch press.
Ultraform FX and Ultraform XT Tooling Systems available from Maxitec
22.08.2011 - Maxitec presents the Ultraform FX and Ultraform XT Tooling Systems, designed for Prima Fin-Power Turret Express Machines, which reduces levels of complexity and length adjustments tooling.
Maxitec explains pros and cons of panel benders and press brakes
29.07.2011 - Rapid advancements in the technology used to bend metal panels in the fabrication sector sometimes cause a dilemma while choosing between press brake technology and fully automated panel benders, acco
Maxitec offers Finn-Power E5 Compact Express Sheetmetal Fabrication Machines for SME Fabricators
07.06.2011 - Finn-Power E5 Compact Express distributed by Maxitec is an entry-level line of sheetmetal fabrication machines, helping SMEs with automated sheet handling in multipurpose fabrication technology.
Maxitec supplies FINN-POWER LC6 automated coordinate table laser cutting machines
25.05.2011 - FINN-POWER manufactures LC6 automated coordinate table laser cutting machines, sophisticated systems that integrate sorting and stacking processes that are now available locally from Maxitec.
Mate ValuGrind Tool Grinding System from Maxitec
04.03.2011 - Sheetmetal machinery specialist Maxitec offers an affordable new system designed to keep all types of tooling in their best operating condition at all times.
Finn-Power Technology from Maxitec to bring Total Automation to Temperzone
02.03.2011 - Finn-Power’s Night Train FMS automated handling system is being implemented at Temperzone as part of its drive for complete automation.
MATE Tooling available from Maxitec Reduces Material Costs for European Company
18.02.2011 - MATE tooling was used to design a cable management system component with minimum material thickness to reduce material costs without compromising on its strength.
New Finn Power Turret Punch Press available from Maxitec Helps Sydney Fabricator Optimise Production Time
14.02.2011 - A simple machinery upgrade by a Sydney-based sheetmetal fabrication plant has helped them optimise production time and introduce process efficiency.
JETCAM Composite Knife Cutting and Ply Nesting Software from Maxitec
22.11.2010 - JETCAM Composite Knife Cutting and Ply Nesting Software from Maxitec minimises errors and maximises materials utilization.
JETCAM Expert CAD CAM Software for Sheet Metal Punching and Profiling from Maxitec
19.11.2010 - JETCAM Expert CAD CAM Software for Sheet Metal Punching and Profiling from Maxitec supports almost every machine available.
New E5x Compact Express Electric Turret Punch Press from Maxitec for Sheetmetal Fabrication
04.11.2010 - Maxitec offers a new entry level sheetmetal fabrication machine with sophisticated features.
Maxitec’s Heavy Plate Benders Now Work in Upstroke and Downstroke Movements
03.11.2010 - A new heavy plate bending machine is now available from sheetmetal machinery expert Maxitec that incorporates a bi-directional folding beam designed to eliminate any need to flip over a part.
The updated C8 Turret Punch Presses now available from Maxitec
08.10.2010 - The new C8 Turret Punch Presses feature 4.3 metre sheet processing area and an updated axis system (X & Y), enabling easier acceleration and faster sheet positioning than previous models.
Maxitec introduces the JETCAM JETTerm DNC Terminal Software
07.10.2010 - JETTerm DNC Terminal Software provides comprehensive DNC facilities whilst simultaneously functioning as a nest reporting and component identification system for a customer’s shop floor.
Maxitec supplies the new E Series of FINN-POWER's Servo Operated Turret Punch Presses
05.10.2010 - The new E series of FINN-POWER's servo operated turret punch presses deliver versatile punching, nibbling, forming and bending capabilities in single compact machines.
FINN-POWER's BCe Series of Bending Machines available from Maxitec
04.10.2010 - FINN-POWER's BCe series of bending machines deliver precision, flexibility and high surface quality in a semi-automatic construction.
Finn-Power’s Machine Tools available from Maxitec
19.08.2010 - Maxitec is the exclusive distributor of Finn-Power technology in Australia and New Zealand.
Finn-Power E5 Compact Express: 9 Hours of Fabrication Now Done in 20 Minutes
06.07.2010 - Maxitec distributes the Finn-Power E5 Compact Express range of sheetmetal fabrication machines in Australia and New Zealand.
Maxitec Technology Drives Australia’s First Unmanned Sheetmetal Fabrication
05.07.2010 - Maxitec is the distributor of the Finn-Power Night Train FMS ‘lights out’ system in Australia and New Zealand.
Deburring tool for thick turrets from Maxitec
13.04.2010 - Sheetmetal machinery specialist Maxitec has released the Mate Rollerball Deburring tool that is suitable for thick turrets and Trumpf style applications.
Entry level servo electric punching machine
11.03.2010 - Sheetmetal machinery specialist Maxitec has given smaller fabricators in the Australia and New Zealand markets an excellent opportunity to invest in servo electric technology while reducing its energy costs.
MFB commissions Maxitec's E5 Compact Express Machine for express manufacture of data cabinets
08.03.2010 - MFB has teamed up with sheetmetal machinery supplier and specialist, Maxitec, by appointing their E5 Compact Express for the express manufacture of data cabinets.
Shamic Sheetmetal - Night Train bound for Australia
10.02.2010 - Finn-Power technology, distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Maxitec, allows sheetmetal fabrication plants to run shifts that are practically unmanned.
Sheetmetal machinery needs professional maintenance
09.02.2010 - Sheetmetal machinery used by serious fabricators needs specialised, qualified personnel to oversee maintenance.
Grinders specifically for the maintenance of sheetmetal machinery tooling available now from Maxitec
02.02.2010 - Maxitec are concerned that the necessary maintenance required for sheemetal machinery tooling is not being taken, and as a result fabricators are experiencing costly outcomes.
Component and part marking kits available from Maxitec
09.11.2009 - Tooling specialist Mate has introduced long lasting component and part marking kits that integrate with sheetmetal machinery processes.
Maxitec introduce Mate punches and strippers
15.10.2009 - Available through Maxitec, Mate punches and strippers are 100% compatible with Amada ABS assemblies and holders, offering users a replacement tooling alternative.
Ecopunch - integrated servo-electric punching and laser cutting
24.09.2009 - Integrating servo electric punching and laser cutting capability in an integrated, flexible manufacturing cell has been achieved by sheetmetal machinery leader, Finn-Power.
Mate packaging clip - thinking ‘outside the box’
22.09.2009 - MATE Tooling, which is distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Maxitec, was recently at the centre of a lean initiative in the USA to help a fabricator reduce costs associated with packaging.
Fabrication overnight without staff
15.09.2009 - Round the clock operation for manufacturers in the sheet metal working industry has become as affordable for SMEs as it is for multinationals due to modular technology developed by Maxitec.
Maxitec bending to meet the heat in manufacturing demands
13.08.2009 - Manufacturing domestic heaters can be demanding at the best of times, but now that the colder months are setting in, the market pressure for output is even greater.
Maintaining sheetmetal machinery
31.07.2009 - A leading sheetmetal machinery distributor in Australia says it is unfortunate that managers of many fabrication plants show more respect to their company cars rather than their machines.
InspectVision Opti-Probe measuring machines available from Maxitec
22.06.2009 - The portable optical coordinate measuring machine known as Opti-Probe is distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Maxitec and can be used for high accuracy parts inspection and reverse engineering.
Maxitec discuss benefits of automation over manual processes
18.06.2009 - According to Maxitec, operating multiple machines with one operator is beneficial. Automation eliminates manual processes, enables the operator to supervise several machines simultaneously, allows re-
Finn Power’s FastBend available from Maxitec
20.05.2009 - FastBend from Finn Power has turned manual handling, trial and error and materials wastage into a hands-free, instant turnaround of accurately bent components. FastBend, available from Maxitec, is sui
Shear Genius punch press available from Maxitec
29.04.2009 - According to Maxitec, there are two types of fabricators, one who suffers losses and the other who makes profits and expands business. The industrial sector must identify why there is such a disparity between the successful and the strugglers when ti
Modular Wall Systems utilise press brakes and guillotines from Maxitec
06.04.2009 - Maxitec supply press brakes and guillotines. Modular Wall Systems consulted Maxitec for an appropriate equipment to expand their capacities and for ongoing technical support. Modular Wall Systems are selling the equipment to various industries includ
Mate LongLife slitting tool system available from Maxitec
03.04.2009 - Mate Precision Tooling have developed a new slitting tool system for Trumpf style punch presses featuring M4PM tool steel. Available in Australia and New Zealand through Maxitec, the OEM compatible Ma
Kuhlmeyer ZBS grinding and polishing machines for glossy finish available from Maxitec
03.03.2009 - Kuhlmeyer ZBS is a specialised machine for grinding and polishing metal surfaces and welds to achieve standardised, high quality finishes while eliminating potential for human error and improving OH&S
InspecVision Planar 3D Optical Probe available from Maxitec
17.02.2009 - Sheetmetal machinery specialists, Maxitec, have made available a technology, which gives all sizes of fabrication companies the capability of a 3D CMM arm to a planar machine.The Optical Probe can be retrofitted to many existing InspecVision parts in
Maxitec express views on developments of laser cutting technology for sheetmetal fabrication
23.12.2008 - Laser cutting technology is no longer costly for mainstream sheetmetal fabrication due to rapid developments in speed, cutting quality and manufacturing. The laser beam is now efficient enough and has been quantified as a universal tool for cutting,
Maxitec distribute JETCAM Orders Controller Lite software tool for sheetmetal manufacturers
10.12.2008 - Sheetmetal manufacturers have been given a tool to more efficiently gather inventory parts and assemblies during production. The JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) Lite, distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Maxitec, is suitable in operatio
Finn-Power FBe FastBend automatic bending machine available from Maxitec
04.12.2008 - Maxitec have brought to Australia and New Zealand a bending machine, which utilises barcode technology to speed production and efficiently process small batches of the most complex parts. The Finn-Power FBe FastBend, introduced at the recent Euroblec
Reverse engineering technology from Maxitec eliminates prototype wastage
02.12.2008 - Maxitec have expanded their reverse engineering technology due to a collaboration between two companies for which they act as a supplier in Australia and New Zealand.
Maxitec clients benefit from CAD and nesting integration
01.12.2008 - A growing number of Maxitec clients are working with autoPOL and JETCAM technologies, so the technical alliance will give customers solutions with more efficiency, along with a manageable and scalable environment. Users will be able to automatically
Snapshot with re-engineering solutions from Maxitec ends constant redraw of engineering diagrams
28.11.2008 - The fabrication sector is armed with a new tool known as re-engineering, which does away with engineering drawings altogether. Supplier of this technology, Maxitec deal in sheet metal machinery, where an entire job design is performed in a digital en
Teda press brakes that save operating time available from Maxitec
16.10.2008 - Maxitec have acquired the range of Teda press brakes designed with compressed air power for fast tool changes to save operating times during manufacturing cycles.
Maxitec introduce the Finn-Power LST sorter for sheet metal fabrication
15.10.2008 - For sheet metal fabricators in a growth spurt operating a mix of stand-alone machines, Maxitec have introduced an automated sorting, loading and stacking system to take them to the next level.
Maxitec focuses on regular tool maintenance
04.08.2008 - Maxitec, a supplier of sheet metal machinery, recommends regular maintenance of tools and equipment. Sheet metal machinery operators often make the mistake of waiting until their tooling equipment is worn down completely before taking maintenance ste
OEMB’s Tensol Origami folding machines available from Maxitec
21.07.2008 - Maxitec has introduced a new range of folding machines, Tensol Origami, manufactured by OEMB.
Maxitec appoints APC Integration as service agent for South Australia
18.07.2008 - Sheet metal machinery and software specialist, Maxitec, has appointed APC Integration as its official service agent for South Australia.
Maxitec launches new servo electric turret punch press
17.07.2008 - Maxitec has introduced a new compact, high-performance servo electric turret punch press, E5 Compact Express, with fully automated material handling capabilities.
Control Link Tool technology available from Maxitec
16.07.2008 - With the introduction of Control Link, seamless electronic management of the tools in Finn-Power turret punch presses has become simpler with a user-friendly Windows interface to replace the now outdated whiteboard. Available in Australia through Max
Sheetmetal machinery products from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
08.04.2008 - Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies has witnessed at various times the occasional fabricator in Australia or New Zealand forced to sell during hard times.
Finn-Power X5 hydraulic turret punch press available from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
18.12.2007 - The X5 has a robust O-frame of welded construction. The rigid machine frame and coordinate table construction permit high axis speed and acceleration. O-frame ensures perfect tool alignment when using full tonnage or nibbling processes.
Entry level machines for fabricators from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
28.11.2007 - AST represents many brands and machines for entry level applications, with two examples being the Finn-Power X5 turret punch/press and the Teda Speedy compact press brakes.
FINN-POWER laser systems from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
13.11.2007 - Sheet metal processing with laser cutters is fast becoming a more attractive proposition to fabrication shops.
Wila tooling systems available from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
12.11.2007 - Many punches are available in four different heights with tall being 200mm, enabling the operator to take maximum advantage of the machines open height and stroke length. Many new standard dies are available in heights of 55mm and 100mm.
Enclosures from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
24.10.2007 - Advance Sheetmetal Technologies has enclosures made to ISO standards that can be configured to any specific footprint or machine height because every installation is likely to be a unique one.
Combined plasma cutting and punching from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
03.09.2007 - Sheetmetal machinery specialist Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) has given fabricators in Australia and New Zealand an efficient new technology that combines plasma cutting and punching in the one unit, yet is affordable.
InspecVision imaging equipment available from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
31.07.2007 - Manufacturing inspection and reverse engineering at a sheet metal company in Burnie, Tasmania, has been made far more accurate and efficient through recently installed imaging equipment.
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies develops a series of swing beam folding machines
02.07.2007 - Sheet metal machinery specialist, Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies has brought to Australia and New Zealand a series of swing beam folding machines specifically developed to work quickly, efficiently and accurately on heavy gauge materials.
Alfing furnishes Pullmax CNC Punching machines with JETCAM Expert CADCAM software
14.06.2007 - After replacing an old punching machine with a new Pullmax Pullmatic 720 FCP punch press in 2005 Alfing decided to purchase JETCAM Expert, which was offered as the preferred programming system along with the machine tool by Pullmax.
ZÜND and JETCAM signs global software agreement
13.06.2007 - CADCAM and Nesting specialists JETCAM International has signed an agreement with ZÜND Systemtechnik AG, based in Switzerland whereby JETCAM expert will be offered with the ZÜND range of flatbed cutting machines.
JETCAM releases version 15.59.14 of its Expert CADCAM nesting software
12.06.2007 - JETCAM International has released JETCAM Expert 15.59.14 – its CADCAM and nesting software for all CNC punching and profiling machines.
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies introduces Teda Speedy pressbrakes
30.05.2007 - For sheetmetal fabricators that require bending of small pieces, Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies has introduced Teda Speedy compact family of pressbrakes.
Advanced Sheetmetal technologies on Laser cutting and its benefits
03.05.2007 - According to Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, Laser cutting is gradually gaining its place in Australia and New Zealand. If adoption of this technology overseas is an indicator, as its fabricators grow their markets, it can expect more laser cutting
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies to participate at NMW
13.04.2007 - Sheet metal machinery specialist Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) will again be part of the Austech section of NMW2007, but this time specifically with compact machinery to show smaller companies in the market that they are not being overlooked
JetCAM Expert CADCAM software available with Finn-power
13.04.2007 - Fabricators using CNC punching equipment and laser machines in Australia and New Zealand will gain as standard the JetCAM Expert CADCAM software with any investment in Finn-power machines.
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies with Prinzing machines
13.04.2007 - AST’s alliance with the Prinzing brand ensures that suppliers and fitters of metal ducting can access these machines which give a high return on investment through long lifespan and high accuracy production.
Advance Sheetmetal Technologies on 24/7 materials handling
22.03.2007 - In several circumstances, adding an extra shift per day to a manufacturing plant is often a sure fire indication that the business is growing to meet expanding market demands.
Fabricators in Australia and NZ are adopting trends and technologies to achieve low volume, high mix ratios for production.
14.03.2007 - Automation and associated software specialist in Australia and New Zealand, Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies (AST), has seen its local attitude change quite quickly from one of slight skepticism to a growing enthusiasm to embrace of this type of tech
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies on rising steel prices
28.02.2007 - Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies on rising steel prices: With the developing world driving such a powerful demand for steel, one expected development is that the price of this raw material will rise.
Blank sheet price rising steadily
30.11.2006 - Even though the price of a blank sheet in the competitive sheetmetal industry has risen steadily in recent quarters, the clever operators have found a simple way to benefit in changing economies.
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies on production line safety
09.11.2006 - For good reason, management has always feared workplace injury. Not injury to themselves, but to their staff members who work on production lines.
Automation technology can fill skills gap identified by Australian Industry Group
09.11.2006 - Figures quoted recently by the Australian Industry Group (AIG) (in the first quarter of the 2007 fiscal year) on the manufacturing employment market look quite dire, but inside the fabrication plants of Australia a positive difference can definitely
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies introduces manual folding technology
26.10.2006 - Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) has given the smaller fabricators in Australia and New Zealand a new manual folding technology that draws on various characteristic, that until now had only been found on automated units.  
Beading and flanging machines
12.10.2006 - Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies has introduced to Australia and New Zealand, a range of beading and flanging machines that will suit the high output requirements of many industries, particularly suppliers of pipe, ducting and panels to the roofing a
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies releases a series of rounding machines from Prinzing
12.10.2006 - Automation specialist Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies has released to the Australia and New Zealand markets, a series of rounding machines from German manufacturer Prinzing.
Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies conducts first open house sessions
05.10.2006 - The Austech component of the recent National Manufacturing Week 2006 industry show not only brought together visitors from around Australia and New Zealand to Sydney, it also provided an opportunity for individual exhibitors to leverage this concentr
Continuous card guide tool
04.10.2006 - MATE Precision Tooling simplifies producing card guides in electronic assemblies with its new Continuous Card Guide Tool. Any length card guide now can be fabricated, eliminating the need for multiple tools and secondary operations.
JETCAM celebrates 20th anniversary in 2006
28.09.2006 - JETCAM, an Australian conceived and developed software recognised internationally, has not only survived 20 years, but has become a major brand name in the global industry is testimony to the software development expertise and knowledge in Australia.
Automation software sector’s top-end brands integrate
28.09.2006 - Top-end brands in the automation software sector have over the last 12 months become so integrateable that it now allows fabricators of any size to make the leap into high industry technologies. According to sheetmetal automation specialist and softw
Integrateability of automation software
06.09.2006 - TOP-end brands in the automation software sector, over the past 12 months, have become so integrateable that fabricators of any size can make the leap into the highest of industry technologies.
Swift and flexible CNC punching machine
20.07.2006 - A NEW CNC punching machine, available through Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, can reduce standard manufacturing time, realise complex work pieces, and provide maximum exploitation of the tool loaded in the machine.
Parts inspection with reverse engineering
19.07.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has introduced an extremely fast and accurate parts inspection and reverse engineering system. Unlike traditional options on the market, InspecVision uses powerful 3D software and an ultra-high resolution static came
Workpiece threading CNC punching machine
23.06.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released a Tecnology Italiana CNC punching machine claimed to be the first single-punch machine to allow the threading of workpieces. The Tecnumerik 30 C.S.M has a 'screw taps' change system with quick pneumatic b
Sheetmetal bending and cutting machines
31.05.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has gained the exclusive distributor licence in Australia New Zealand for the large range of Schroeder cutting and bending machines. A key competitive aspect to this quality range is its control software that allows v
CNC punching machine with fast tool change
31.05.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released a range of CNC punching machines from Tecnology Italiana that allow tool changes in just three seconds. The Tecnotransfer 15 SR has 15 punching magazines with bi-directional research, and 15 tools which c
Shear Genius allows third shift in enclosure manufacturing
26.05.2006 - IN its 50th year of operation, progressive family-owned sheetmetal company B&R Enclosures has implemented a new FINN-POWER Shear Genius combination turret punch/shear to maintain growth and momentum in production.
Software consultancy for sheetmetal companies
13.04.2006 - MACHINE automation specialist Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies has increased its focus to provide companies in Australia and New Zealand with a specific consultancy on how to extract the most from their automation through the latest software and soft
Latest sheetmetal technology on show
03.04.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) will be at Austech Stand 3303 with the company's largest equipment display ever shown at an exhibition during National Manufacturing Week 2006 at Sydney's Darlin
AST steels students for career in sheetmetal automation
24.03.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) will use the NMW2006 show to place some of Sydney's top sheetmetal manufacture students into a simulated workplace environment. Two to three students from a different metropolitan TAFE college will undertake a c
In situ demonstrations of sheetmetal automation
24.03.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) will have its largest ever display at the Austech section of NMW2006 to allow visitors to actively participate in wide-ranging demonstrations across all equipment.
Acoustic covers for sheetmetal automation
10.03.2006 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has become the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand of the In.Ecosistemi acoustic enclosures for sheetmetal fabrication machines. These enclosures, made
Tooling system reduces setup time
07.03.2006 - THE Mate Xcel is a high performance, full-featured tooling system designed to reduce setup time, improve piece part quality and maximise productivity. For maximum flexibility, Mate Xcel components are compatible with existing conventional thin turret
New compact sheetmetal machine
10.02.2006 - A leading producer of top-end products for the entertainment industry is demonstrating the significance of a new generation compact sheetmetal machine. Jands has replaced a nine year old standalone FINN-POWER punch/press unit with the new FINN-POWER
Second generation bases success on automation
27.01.2006 - The acquisition of a family business by its next generation is generally characterised by a high failure rate. Yet the growth experienced by a successful Sydney sheetmetal company is evidence how current technologies can make the difference during tr
Turret punch press works in a tight corner
16.01.2006 - FINN-POWER, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released a new 'Compact Express' turret punch press with very high production capacity and performance that can work perfe
New FINN-POWER technology launch at EMO 2005
28.11.2005 - FINN-POWER released several new technologies at the recent EMO industrial show in Germany. These are available in Australia and New Zealand through regional distributor, Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies.
Turret-press tools provide key to sheetmetal forming
19.10.2005 - SHEETMETAL fabricators are among the most likely companies to be immersed in a 24/7 operation with little or no warning. Such is the nature of the industry, overnight contract success is increasingly more common and often the effects are large enough
Simplified sheetmetal product design in Windows format
12.10.2005 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has obtained the distribution rights in Australia and New Zealand for the AutoPOL suite of software products - including the most recent introduction to the family, AutoPOL Bend Simulator for Windows. Bend Simulator f
Tools for fabricating special part features
05.10.2005 - FABRICATORS in need of special assembly tools such as louvers, shearbuttons, tapping extrusions and others will find Mate Precision Tooling’s new immediate delivery stock service helpful in planning part projects. Forty of Mate's most popular Ultrafo
Machine tool CAD/CAM software
23.09.2005 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies is now distributing a widely-integratable CAD/CAM software for punch/laser and plasma machines that handles geometry from almost all programs on a large variety of machines. Metalix-cncKad operates flawlessly if a bus
Virtual bend sequencing and bend simulation software
13.09.2005 - VBEND software from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies facilitates both product development and testing in an offline environment, so as not to interfere with regular production. Therefore, VBend allows bend sequence calculation and 3D real-time simula
Sheetmetal components materials handling system
12.09.2005 - THE new Combo FMS from Finn-Power is an intermediate-level materials handling system positioned between the company's Flexible Manufacturing Cells and Night Train FMS systems. Distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Advanced Sheetmetal Te
Press brake has high speed with precision and flexibility
08.09.2005 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies supplies the new Gasparini X-press press brake range - an evolutionary step up from the company's existing PBS brake, with key performance factors added as a response to market demands. It uses Windows-based Delem con
High-accuracy laser cutting centre
20.07.2005 - FINN-POWER, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released the L6 4000W laser cutting centre that uses a flying optics laser for maximum speeds, even in small notches or narrow contours.
Tool calibration system
07.07.2005 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released the Mate Pilot tool calibration system. It is designed to verify and restore the angular alignment of the punching stations of a turret press.
Turret punch presses work safely in corners
05.07.2005 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released a 300kN adjustable turret punch press series for sheet metal fabrication. Finn-Power's C5 series has a fast servo hydraulic punching system tool indexing system and turret construction, automatic clamp se
New era of servo-driven bending automation
30.06.2005 - To meet a growing interest in new technologies, Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies recently conducted its inaugural annual FINN-POWER bending technology seminars that bring together many users of this rapidly advancing technology.
Compact press brake
27.06.2005 - GASPARINI, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released a compact press brake that provides speed, accuracy and safety when working with aluminium, mild steel or stainless steel. X-press 25 can handle sheet thicknesses r
Sheetmetal bending machine
17.06.2005 - FINN-POWER, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released the Ebe Express Bender for sheetmetal bending and shaping applications. It uses servo controllers instead of hydraulic controllers.
Tooling holds threaded fasteners in sheet metal
07.06.2005 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released HexLock tooling, a system that fabricates forms that align with and hold hexagon head bolts. This fabricating option for punch presses provides a relia
Multiple function measuring device
30.05.2005 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released the VersaGage device, replacing tape measures, calipers, height gauges, single-axis measurement tables and coordinate measuring machines.
Method of holding threaded fasteners in sheet metal
25.05.2005 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released HexLock Tooling, a reliable and secure method of holding threaded fasteners in sheet metal.
Accurate and safe compact press brake
19.05.2005 - A NEW, compact press brake developed by Gasparini provides the efficiency of speed, accuracy and safety when working with aluminium, mild steel or stainless steel. X-press 25, distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologi
High-speed press brake
09.05.2005 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released the X-press110 press brake. It uses Windows-based Delem control DA66W for numerical programming and offers two-dimensional graphic capabilities as well as automatic calculation of bending sequence and bla
Tooling system For Trumpf presses
03.05.2005 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, is introducing a new tooling system for Trumpf presses that combines the economy of conventional Trumpf style tooling with feat
System creates bend lines in metal
20.04.2005 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released Easy Bend tooling, a system that creates bend lines in metal for easy hand bending. It is suitable for fabricated assemblies where conventional press b
19” racking cluster tooling
03.03.2005 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released 19-Inch Racking Cluster tooling. It fabricates mounting holes in electronic enclosures with a special feature that makes rack positioning fast and easy
Metal grinding machines
02.12.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has been appointed Australian distributer for the Kuhlmeyer range of belt grinding machines for metalworking industries.
Pitfalls of brand software
01.12.2004 - Behind what is perceived as the ideal software solution may well be a hidden trap for factory managers looking for shortcuts in running machine tools and other CNC equipment.
Flying optics laser cutting centre
19.11.2004 - FINN-Power, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released the 4kW L6 laser cutting centre. It uses a flying optics laser for maximum speeds, even in small notches or narrow contours.
Tool system for tapping sheetmetal
03.11.2004 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal, has released a tool system designed to produce threaded holes in all types of sheet metal in thick turret punch presses.
Die adjustment for press brakes
01.10.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released the Wila Multi-V-Matic, a system that all but eliminates the task of changing a lower die on a press brake.
Fast changeover of press brake tooling
25.08.2004 - FAST changeover of press brake tooling is possible with the WILA Modufix, distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies. Operating with 'the button' - a quick change tooling that snaps in and out of the upper ram - the
High accuracy shears
18.08.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released the entire range of Gasparini CO series and COS LT series shears.
Surface grinder
18.08.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released the SAIM E-4/E-5 grinder. It grinds most punches, including the E station from Finn-Power, Amada & Widemann, Gioti, Trumpf and Strippit. It can also be used with Wilson and Mate devices.
Press brake antideflection system.
18.08.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released the Wila Moducrown antideflection system. It uses a system of graduated waves to quickly and accurately adjust the press brake's bed, particularly on Finn-Power machines.
Metal grinding and polishing machines
11.08.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has been appointed exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand of the Kuhlmeyer range of belt grinding machines for the metalworking industries. Manufactured in Germany, the machines are supplied in many variat
Precision press brakes
21.06.2004 - GASPARINI, represented by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released PBS and PSG press brakes with high bending accuracy and a long life. The solidly welded structures give a high level of stability during production.
Linishing and polishing machines
31.05.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released the autopulit range of linishing and polishing machines. The E4 R series is capable of grinding, satin linishing, deburring, and polishing of many different components.
Sheetmetal equipment working demonstrations
28.05.2004 - SHEETMETAL machinery specialist Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies (AST) makes a return to the Austech show at National Manufacturing Week 2004. As it has exclusive distribution agreements with some of the most respected global names in the business, A
Loading and unloading robot
26.05.2004 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has released a robot loading and unloading systems for the Finn Power E series of automated workstations. It provides automatic loading and accurate, scratch-free stacking of components that are manufactured without m
Tooling system for Trumpf presses
18.05.2004 - MATE Precision Tooling has introduced a new tooling system for Trumpf presses with special features that increase tool life, facilitate fast tooling changes, and reduce tooling costs. The system is designed with interchangeable, highly abrasion and a
Turret punch presses
14.05.2004 - FINN-power, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, has released the C5 series of turret punch presses.
Carbon dioxide laser lenses
11.02.2004 - PEAK CO2 laser lenses from Mate Laser Technologies, available from Advanced Sheetmetal, enable high power lasers to operate at peak performance.
Fast cornering without welding
30.01.2004 - CORNER forming machines now available in Australia and New Zealand are improving the quality of this process during panel fabrication while cutting down the time factor by eliminating dependence on welding and grinding.
Metal deburring and grinding machines
21.01.2004 - THREE metal deburring and grinding machines, with models for wet or dry operations, are now available from Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies. Butfering Steelmaster Speedy (a dry machine for small parts) and Butfering Steelmaster Prima available in wet
Turret saver forming guide
16.01.2004 - MATE Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal, has introduced GapMax, the turret saver forming system guide, into its line of UltraForm tooling.
Nozzles safeguard lasers from spatter
04.12.2003 - BECAUSE the lenses on high powered CO2 laser cutting machines are prone to damage during the breakthrough phase on sheet metal or glass, Esse A. has developed a solution to safeguard this expensive consumable and extend its lifespan.
Thin turret tooling for punch presses
26.11.2003 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies has gained the licence in Australia and New Zealand to distribute the range of MATE thin turret tooling to fit Strippit punch presses.
Automated sheet metal bending machine
07.11.2003 - ROUND the clock operation in the sheet metal working industry has become as affordable for SMEs as it is for multinationals due to modular technology developed by FINN-POWER.
Software controlled press brakes
21.08.2003 - FINN-POWER press brakes (FPB), distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies, are now available with Delem software control, with a standard industrial robot being the only requirement to upgrade the press brake into a
Fast tool changes and set up times
24.07.2003 - HIGH traversing speeds and very fast tool change times are two of the many aspects of Finn-Power LP hydraulic/electric punching technology available to the sheet metal industry.
Fifteen years of shear technology
16.07.2003 - THE technology that integrated punching and shearing to take sheet metal workshops into a new era has marked its 15th year with the release of a new generation unit. Finn-Power's Shear Genius automates the entire material flow in sheet metal jobs, fr
Sharpen machine tools safely
10.06.2003 - THE Vario Tool-Grinder from MATE eliminates two of the most common problems associated with the sharpening of punch-press machine tools: tool damage and difficult handling procedures. Vario Tool-Grinder has an optional laser beam operating below the
Sheet metal laser cutting software
03.06.2003 - LASER cutting of intricate and small shapes is so demanding on sheet metal and other materials that software technology is often the one thing standing between a successful cut and wasted product, according to Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies (ASMT).
Metal marker tool ensures traceability
23.05.2003 - SHEETMARKER tools from Mate Precision Tooling, permanently mark sheet metal parts with assembly codes, serial numbers, names and etchings. The tool is suitable for companies with quality programs requiring part traceability by marking parts with data
Optical sensor betters lasers
20.05.2003 - A FABRICATED sheet parts inspection system capable of 250,000 sampled digital points per square inch uses a new technology, true vertical view (TVV) high density optical sensor, instead of conventional multi-camera or laser scanning.
Punch press/laser cutting machine
16.04.2003 - PUNCHING and laser cutting has been integrated by FINN-POWER in what is recognised as the company’s most technically advanced machine capable of extremely fast and accurate operation. Laser Brilliance, distributed by Advanced Sheetmetal Technologies
Hinge knuckle creation tool
03.04.2003 - MATE Precision Tooling's new Hinge Tooling creates hinge knuckles on fabricated metal enclosures and similar products with CNC punch press precision. By incorporating hinges into these products, the need for separate hinge components and assembly is
Interlocking sheet metal components
04.03.2003 - SNAPLOCK tooling from Mate Precision Tooling, represented in Australia by Advanced Sheetmetal, creates fabricated assemblies efficiently and effectively, with CNC punch press precision. Designed for fabricating connecting joints in sheet metal withou
Software for fine laser cutting
20.02.2003 - LASER cutting of intricate and small shapes is so demanding on sheet metal and other materials that software technology is often the one thing standing between a successful cut and wasted product. Software engineered to operate lasers has to be in tu
Laser cutting lens with triple lifespan
14.01.2003 - ADVANCED Sheetmetal Technologies is the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand of Ophir laser optic products including Duralens and 'Black Magic' Duralens laser focusing lenses, and other optics such as mirrors and output coupler.
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