Laser Cutting

The laser cutting technology area has information on 2-D and 3-D cutting machines, optics, resonators, cutting gases, and automated material handling systems. In addition to conventional CO2 systems, it has information on solid-state fiber and disk lasers.

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Fiber lasers deliver power up to 1,000 W

February 20, 2017

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has released four new LF series fiber laser welding machines in power levels from 250 to 1,000 W. Offering the control required for small component welding and fine precision cutting of metals, the lasers are suitable for microspot welding, seam welding, and precision...

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Power-Tech videos highlight 8-kW laser cutting head

February 14, 2017

Power-Tech, based in Walcz, Poland, has released videos at its youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/eaglelasers, featuring its Eagle eVa 8-kW cutting head. With the cutting head, the company’s iNspire series of laser cutting machines can cut with power up to 12 kW. The head cuts at 460 FPM...

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BySprint Fiber – The Ultimate Fiber Experience

BySprint Fiber – The Ultimate Fiber Experience

February 10, 2017

By: Bystronic Inc.

With superior cutting head technology, high process reliability and several Fiber laser power offerings, BySprint Fiber delivers unparalleled high parts production and first class cutting quality across a broad range of materials with thicknesses up to 1.180-inch. By Bystronic.

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Technology Spotlight: Reading the laser cutting beam—there’s an app for that

February 1, 2017 | By Tim Heston

Precitec’s cutting head senses trouble in real time, and communicates via Bluetooth directly to an operator’s phone or tablet.

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Laser machine software feature produces linear patterns on flat surfaces

January 31, 2017

LinPerf™, short for Linear Perforation, is a new feature of the Laserdyne S94P software from Prima Power Laserdyne. It provides a way to create programs that produce linear patterns of laser-processed features on flat surfaces. The flat surfaces may be oriented in any plane accessible by the...

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Back to basics: The subtle science of burr-free laser cutting

January 25, 2017 | By Tim Heston

Attaining a burr-free cut is about setting up the laser beam parameters and gas flow dynamics to work together to ensure the right amount of molten metal evacuates the kerf at the right time and in the right way.

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Laser tube cutting machine employs solid-state laser

January 24, 2017

The TruLaser Tube 5000 fiber tube cutting machine uses a solid-state laser to eliminate the need for a fully enclosed housing. This open-machine concept allows users to load individual tubes and profiles or to remove finished parts while the machine is in operation. The machine’s self-centering...

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Nukon installs 98-ft.-long fiber laser at Advanced Laser

January 13, 2017

Nukon has installed what it says is the largest fiber laser machine at Advanced Laser in Bells, Tenn. The Nukon NF-PRO series system has a 4-kW IPG resonator and features dual shuttle tables and a footprint of 12 by 98 ft. Nukon is a manufacturer of fiber laser cutting, plasma cutting, oxyfuel...

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Retired Prima Power Laserdyne technical director dies

January 12, 2017

Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems in Champlin, Minn., has announced that laser technology authority Peter G. Thompson died following cardiac arrest on Jan. 4, 2017, at age 69.Recognized worldwide for his expertise in laser processing, Thompson served as technical...

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Mazak Optonics expands partnership with Modern Machinery Co.

January 11, 2017

Mazak Optonics Corp., a laser cutting system manufacturer in Elgin, Ill., has announced that Modern Machinery Co., an Indianapolis-based distributor, has added Michigan to its service area. The distributor, which has represented the manufacturer’s products for the past 30 years, also serves...

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LaserCoil forms strategic alliance with Bradbury

January 10, 2017

Napoleon, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has entered into a strategic alliance with The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., a provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment. Through this agreement both companies will promote turnkey coil-fed laser blanking systems to Bradbury’s...

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Brochure highlights cutting, welding equipment capabilities

January 10, 2017

Amada Miyachi America has published a brochure highlighting its eight manufacturing technologies, including cutting, welding, marking, sealing, and bonding, focusing on equipment capabilities and typical applications. The literature details how the company’s applications laboratory experts employ...

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Fiber laser cutting system features carbon fiber carriage, synthetic granite frame

January 9, 2017

Prima Power offers the Laser Genius 2-D fiber laser cutting system. High-dynamic linear motors help ensure a 15 percent increase in productivity compared with conventional drive systems, states the company. It has a variety of automation modules, and CNC proprietary management increases accuracy in...

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3 things you should know about air-assisted laser cutting

January 6, 2017 | By Robert Farrell

Laser cutting with nitrogen as an assist gas is still the No. 1 choice for applications in which edge quality is critical. Air as an assist gas, however, might work in some not-so-critical applications, and its use will generate sustainable cost and time savings while boosting productivity.

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Prima Power Customer Profile: Changing the Way the World Fabricates

Prima Power Customer Profile: Changing the Way the World Fabricates

January 5, 2017

By: Prima Power Laserdyne, LLC

Accelerated Cooking Products, a microwave manufacturer heats up with a new Prima Power laser/punch combination.

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