Right-Size Fiber Laser Cutting

Full article appears in Fabricating & Metalworking Magazine, June 2020 edition.  Written by Rob Colman, Editor.


JR Sehmbi, the owner of Brampton, Ont.-based Mill Finish Industries, decided that a 3-kW machine-made perfect sense for what we required.  Sometimes the power is in what you can do with the machine, not the kilowatts it uses.

Sehmbi developed his fabricating skills at Millomat, a business founded by his father and currently run by his older brother, Mani.

However, with an interest in automotive and an entrepreneurial spirit, he started Mill Finish Industries.

When it was time to purchase a fiber laser, Sehmbi purchased a Mitsubishi 2015 SR-F 3-kW fiber laser.

“With the amount and type of work I’m pushing through, the 3-kW does what I need,” he said. “We cut everything from 20-ga. to 1/8-in. stainless steel, and ½-in. mild steel is the upper limit of what we produce in-house, so for the majority of what we do, this laser fits the bill perfectly. While we could always use a more powerful laser, and will no doubt invest in one in years to come, it’s always important to look at your cost-benefit ratio and make the decision that makes sense for the coming few years.”

Read the full story here to learn about how Sehmbi uses his 3-kW fiber laser, and the other industries he’s expanded into.