Laser cuts parts for award-winning ambulance ramp

March 29, 2017
Malton Laser used laser cutting to produce a series of components for SG Technical Systems for an ambulance access ramp.

Sheet metalwork fabricator Malton Laser (Malton, North Yorkshire, England) used laser cutting to produce a series of components for door and access equipment specialist SG Technical Systems (Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, England) for an ambulance access ramp that was awarded a prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

SG Technical Systems selected Malton Laser as the main supplier to produce the laser-cut parts for the company's EasyLoad wheelchair and stretcher ramp, which is used in ambulances across the UK.

SG Technical Systems was set up seven years ago and has been working with Malton Laser ever since. The company supplies doors, access equipment, and engineering systems to various automotive markets.

Malton Laser specializes in providing a full sheet metalwork service, from laser cutting and pressing to fabricating, powder coating, and assembly. The company uses some of the most technologically advanced equipment available, including a 6kW Bystronic ByStar Fiber laser, to offer customers efficient and cost-effective laser cutting processes.

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About the Author

David Belforte | Contributing Editor

David Belforte (1932-2023) was an internationally recognized authority on industrial laser materials processing and had been actively involved in this technology for more than 50 years. His consulting business, Belforte Associates, served clients interested in advanced manufacturing applications. David held degrees in Chemistry and Production Technology from Northeastern University (Boston, MA). As a researcher, he conducted basic studies in material synthesis for high-temperature applications and held increasingly important positions with companies involved with high-technology materials processing. He co-founded a company that introduced several firsts in advanced welding technology and equipment. David's career in lasers started with the commercialization of the first industrial solid-state laser and a compact CO2 laser for sheet-metal cutting. For several years, he led the development of very high power CO2 lasers for welding and surface treating applications. In addition to consulting, David was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Laser Solutions magazine (1986-2022) and contributed to other laser publications, including Laser Focus World. He retired from Laser Focus World in late June 2022.

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