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BC fireplace maker turns up the heat with fiber laser technology The Problem: Rising energy costs in the face of increased customer demand call for a technology upgradeThe Solution: Fiber lasers cut costs and raise productivity Electricity is expensive on Vancouver Island. This was a large part of the reason why Pacific Energy Fireplace Products Ltd. had long steered clear of CO2 lasers, opting instead to stick with its tried and true CNC turret punches. Yet fabricators have been successful with lasers for over three decades. Compared to punching, laser cutters are faster to set up, and require far less maintenance. And in Pacific Energy’s case, cutting complex part profiles was becoming increasingly difficult with… Read More »Red Hot