Competitive Advantages – Blanking



Innovation is at the forefront of our strategy. At Elite Manufacturing Technologies investment in the latest fabrication technology yields an unprecedented level of automation. This allows us to focus on value added services and helps us to compete on a global scale.


Our processes quickly produce flat parts with high accuracy and consistency. We have built our business around these traits and have designed a blanking cell that is efficient, flexible, and can run production even when everyone has left the building.

Our ability to both punch and laser cut shapes provides flexibility and substantial savings on some sheet metal parts. Punching is more cost effective than laser cutting for certain materials and provides additional capabilities of forming, counter sinking, extruded flanges, embossing, etc. Whereas laser cutting is a precise and efficient cutting process that can provide a smooth sheared edge and functional bearing surfaces for high quality mechanical slide components with excellent flatness and is equally suitable for prototyping as it is for high volume production.

Our automated load/unload capabilities allows us to make sheet metal parts 24/7. In addition to increasing our efficiency and reducing labor costs, this advantage also gives us additional capacity and scheduling flexibility. We have invested in fully automated systems that can cut parts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our experience and automation allows us to produce precision cut parts as cost effectively as possible.

  • Fully automated load/unload with robotic stacking on turret and laser machines minimizes downtime between sheets.
  • Dynamic nesting allows us to nest parts providing maximum material efficiency.
  • Inline material storage tower automatically feeds three lasers.
  • Lights out manufacturing is achieved through collision avoidance programming and automatic restart on errors.


For additional information about our custom blanking services, see our general capabilities table, or contact us directly.