IMS Creates New Business Unit

September 28, 2010

Phoenix – Industrial Metal Supply Co., a distributor of metals in the Southwest, has created a new business unit that will provide unique six-Axis, 3-D laser cutting and fabrication services to the company's customer base of design and manufacturing firms, metal fabricators, welders, machine shops, and other businesses throughout Arizona and Southern California.

“Our Laser Services Group will focus on providing fabrication and production services enabled by a sophisticated new device from Mazak Optonics Corporation called the FabriGear 300,” said Eric Steinhauer, president of IMS.

FabriGear employs a six-axis laser that cuts large sizes of tubes and pipes – round, square, rectangular, or triangular up to 26 feet in length. It also processes I-beams, H-beams, C-channel, angle iron, and other shapes as defined by the operator.

Martin J. “Marty” Mechsner – president and CEO of the Small Manufacturers' Institute, president of Schober's Machine and Engineering and adjunct professor of Technology and Mechanical Engineering at Cal State University – has been appointed general manager and chief engineer of the new Laser Services Group at IMS.