Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. adds to its fabricating capacity

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Oct. 15, 2015

 Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. recently added to its solid state laser metal cutting capabilities with the addition of Trumph TruLaser 5030 fiber units. Standing with the new machine at the City of Pewaukee company are Wisconsin Metal Parts General Manager Joe Pease, left, Business Development Manager Dave Holzer, center, and President Dan Erschen.
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CITY OF PEWAUKEE - With the addition of new laser-cutting technology, Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. has open capacity to process an additional two to three semi-loads of material per week.

To increase its solid state laser metal cutting capabilities, Wisconsin Metal Parts now has two Trumph TruLaser 5030 fiber units, each powered by a 5,000-watt TruDisk laser.

With fiber systems that cut three to five times faster than CO2 lasers, WMPI can produce most flat laser work within a few days. The systems can cut metals, including reflective metals, up to three-eighths of an inch thick, such as steel, stainless, aluminum, copper and brass. WMPI uses the BrightLine fiber option, which further improves cut quality in thicker materials, as well as automation for efficient material handling, according to the announcement.

“WMPI’s solid state laser services complement the company’s complete manufacturing offerings and assembly services,” according to the release. “They are part of WMPI’s growing business serving as one shop where customers can get all of their production metal parts.”

WMPI strengthened its metal bending capabilities with a large electric brake press for metal bending in 2014. The electric brake works faster than hydraulic brakes, especially on larger part runs, and produces consistent part quality while running quietly, according to the release.

In addition, WMPI offers metal stamping, CNC machining and a full-service tool and die shop.

“The company’s highly skilled employees receive extensive training in new technologies and are cross-trained in different areas to handle workloads and apply expertise. WMPI runs three shifts and maintains a high employee-retention rate,” according to the company.

Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. was founded in 1988 as Die Concepts, Inc. and renamed in 2010 to reflect a wider range of metal parts solutions. Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. has 70 employees and more than 75,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the City of Pewaukee.