Lincoln Electric® Torchmate® Technology Opens Doors For Sawtooth and Steels
Sawtooth and Steel, located in Snohomish, Washington, is a business that prides themselves on providing their customers with quality products that are built to last. Sawtooth and Steel creates everything from ornaments to furniture, reflecting their industrial farmhouse style in every piece. Kristine and Colin McLane, owners of Sawtooth and Steel, have found that the introduction of their Torchmate 4800 table has allowed them to relinquish their dependence on Industrial CNC shops and rapidly expand the custom metal work segment of their business.
IMPACT ON BUSINESS
According to Sawtooth and Steel, “The Torchmate CNC has given us the ability to go from design, directly to manufacture”. They were forced to do all metal work through a third party CNC shop, prior to the introduction of their Torchmate, resulting in costly quotes and long lead times. The Introduction of their Torchmate 4800 has taken weeks out of their processing time, resulting in a simplified supply chain and faster processing time. This impact in efficiency allows Sawtooth and Steel to get their customers’ products finished in a fraction of the time and cost, resulting in a direct positive effect on profitability.
Custom metalwork has been a fast growing division of Sawtooth and Steel’s business since the introduction of their Torchmate 4800. Small projects were commonly looked at as problematic prior to the addition of their Torchmate table due to minimums required by industrial metal cutting suppliers. The technology to perform their own CNC plasma cutting has eliminated the need to batch projects to send for processing. During the holiday season they have been running their table 3-4 hours daily and hope to keep this average into 2019.
ADVICE TO OTHERS
“We would definitely recommend the Torchmate CNC. We love how intuitive the user interface is, and how quickly we were able to begin producing parts. My wife had no CAD experience prior to receiving this table, and she was able to quickly learn the CAD / CAM software and begin producing parts for cutting. There was a small learning curve at running the machine, but because the machine came fully assembled and tested, that learning process was greatly accelerated.”
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The 2020 Torchmate 4400 and 4800 Model Information and Updates!
The 2020 models of the Torchmate 4400 (4x4) and 4800 (4x8) CNC plasma cutting tables bring you a refreshed and enhanced machine delivering you the most desired new features from customers and making the machine easier than ever to operate! New touchscreen improvements allow you to simply enter the material type and thickness and your cut settings will be set automatically! This will ensure you are always cutting at the right settings and you won't have to worry about finding the cut charts online or in your manual.
This also means that even a new operator can be confident that they are entering the correct cut settings for your new machine. There are a variety of other new touchscreen features that are now enabled, along with the now standard Laser Pointer attachment, and the all new Torchmate 4000 TC Pipe and Round Tube cutting attachment! Watch the video below for more details!