Imagine the intricacy of eastern decorative panels skillfully
and painstakingly cut by hand into a sheet of wood.There is no
scope for mistakes in there manufacture. Such artifacts are stuff
of antiquarian collectors dreams. They are sought after for the
creativity, skill and time expended on their creation.Today such
panels can be mass produced using computer aided design and high
speed profiling machines. But even contemporary CAD and CAM are
restricted in the degree of finesse and accuracy that can be
produced.Where would you go to cut an intricate design into an
irregularly shaped three-dimensional piece of metal?Well you
could try a skilled metal worker or sculptor who would spend
months cutting out your design with hand tools and miniature
drills. Hardly cost effective for mass production? But wait Mechtronic
Industries has the solution.
Mechtronic Industries is a family enterprise. It has been
so since its foundation 12 years ago. It was then that John Maulson
set out to develop his concept for profiling machines. He was
assisted by his son John Maulson Jnr who bought to the concept
into being with his expertise in electronics and software design.Father
and son continue to this day to be the driving force and creative
talent behind the company and its products. Janice Maulson provides
administrative support - and motherly reassurance!
Your profiling needs may not be on the scale of eastern panel
work either in wood or aluminium. But whatever your needs you
want the best machine for the job. You need assurance of consistency
and accuracy in a mass production environment. You need to minimise
the cost and maximise the return on investment. You don't want
problems of heat distortion and wastage.
The first computer driven Mechtronic profiler was the MTI-2825,
this was a plasma profiler with a fairly simple three axis control
system.Since then the company has produced a number of profilers
utilising plasma,water and laser as the cutting mediums. The
sophistication of the electronic and software control system
has steadily improved. This makes for easier operation and greater
In recent years the company has focused on its competence
in building laser profilers. Its unique motion control system
drives commercially available laser cutters with speed and accuracy
not matched by any other machines currently available. More than
this they are easier to programme and operate, and they use half
the level of energy and consumables of comparitive machines.
In 1999 Mechtronic won a prestigious government Smart award
in order to develop further its flying optics system. The system...
(what does it do?)
Currently the company is researching the use of composite carbon
fibre materials. These have the potential to reduce the mass
of the laser delivery system yielding yet further enhancements
in speed, accuracy, efficiency,economy and payback.
Of course you can still have a less sophisticated machine if
you want to pay over £50000 for it, but the Maulsons are
sure that having seen their profilers you will not bother looking
elsewhere. and an increasing number of satisfied customers will
give testament to this claim.
And if you want a Plasma or water jet cutter then John, John
Junior and Janice will be happy to supply this too with all the
benefits of their motion control system.
Mechtronic - Electronically
Controlled CNClaser cut profiling systems