The LC C1 NT, has been engineered from the ground-up based upon extensive feedback received from a wide range of worldwide customers. The goal of the C1 is to provide manufacturers working with materials up to 1/4” thick with seamless process integration of laser and punching operations, to increase productivity while reducing costs. In addition, the C1 reflects Amada’s ongoing commitment to engineer machines that are friendly to the environment through reduced energy and petroleum product consumption. The innovative features of the C1 not only provide a fast track from print-to-product, but also will help eliminate many costly secondary operations, which frees-up shop labor for more value-added tasks. OEM’s and job shops will experience not only increased productivity and reduced costs, but they will also gain the capabilities to offer new services or take on work that they may never have been able to profitably do before.