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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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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Robinson Metal adds fiber laser machine

January 4, 2017

Robinson Metal Inc., a single-source metal fabrication supplier in De Pere, Wis., has installed a fiber laser machine to help enhance its laser cutting efficiency and reduce project lead times. The upgraded laser features improved reliability and reduced operational maintenance to help minimize...

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Shaping the laser beam for the best cut

January 4, 2017 | By Tim Heston

The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has developed a system that quickly oscillates the beam in specific patterns as it cuts, welds, or otherwise processes material. These patterns have the effect of “shaping” a laser beam, allowing the technician to tailor the beam’s shape to fit the application.

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Functions added to fiber laser system

January 3, 2017

Bystronic has introduced the newest generation of the BySprint fiber laser cutting system, expanding the basic version of the machine with an extended performance package and revamped design. It features a larger operator touchscreen panel and three additional functions. Using a camera system on...

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Automated laser system offers small footprint

December 26, 2016

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Quick Cell 3015 compact, high-speed laser automation system. It offers unattended operation and a small footprint for facilities with limited floor space. The load and unload pallets are stacked, allowing for efficient use of factory floor space. Each...

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Fiber laser performs 2-D laser processing on range of materials

December 23, 2016

The TruLaser 3030 fiber laser from TRUMPF is designed for 2-D laser processing of a variety of material types and thicknesses. The machine is available with up to 6 kW of power with standard BrightLine fiber, enabling fabricators to cut steel, stainless steel, and aluminum up to 1 in. The universal...

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Direct-diode laser provides high cutting speeds in thin to medium worksheets

December 23, 2016

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex 3015 DDL direct-diode laser—the first of its kind, according to the manufacturer. This platform delivers higher performance and reliability than traditional fiber or other solid-state laser generation systems, the company states. The machine provides fast...

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Own Your Market. ByStar Fiber, The Ultimate Differentiator.

Own Your Market. ByStar Fiber, The Ultimate Differentiator.

December 20, 2016

By: Bystronic Inc.

Up to 5X faster than a 4kW CO2 and 2X faster than a 6lW fiber. Unprecedented machine dynamics and acceleration while cutting for superior accuracy and edge quality. Truly unrivaled for speed and productivity. Designed for Fiber. By Bystronic.

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