Rich Gebhardt: Mastering the Art of Machining

Rich Gebhardt, Laser Precision’s Machining Supervisor, was launched into his career path by a machine shop class during his junior year in high school. He enjoyed it so much that he took a welding class the next year. Upon graduation, he joined our 2nd shift

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Benefits of Integrated Nesting and ERP Software

What’s integrated nesting? Imagine trying to get as many cookies out of one sheet of dough as possible. Takes ingenuity and some planning, doesn’t it? Well, imagine substituting one of our six high-power laser cutting machines for the cookie cutter and a 5’ X 10’ piece

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Matt Keller Never Stops Learning in His Quest for Quality

Matt Keller brings every lesson he’s learned in life to his position as Laser Precision’s Quality Supervisor. His active duty stint in the Air Force Reserves as an aircraft structural mechanic taught him the basics of metallurgy, blueprint reading and different fabrication methods. Classroom work

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Transforming Steel in the Forming Process

Humans have been bending metal ever since the first crude alloys were formed. Brute force or heating the material to make it soft were the methods of choice until the industrial revolution harnessed the power of steam and hydraulics. For centuries, punches rammed against dies

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