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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Global laser cutting machine market to reach $6.72 billion by 2024

March 29, 2017

The global laser cutting machine market is expected to reach $6.72 billion by 2024, according to a new report by New York-based Grand View Research Inc. titled “Laser Cutting Machine Market Analysis by Technology (Solid State Lasers, Gas Lasers), by Process (Fusion Cutting, Flame Cutting,...

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EB Industries expands capabilities with high-speed 3-D laser cutting

March 29, 2017

EB Industries, a provider of electron beam and laser welding services in Farmingdale, N.Y., has expanded its laser cutting capabilities by installing a TRUMPF TruLaser Cell 3000 with a TruDisk 4001 laser.The 5-axis laser machine for 2-D and 3-D cutting and welding operations has advanced automation...

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Mazak's OPTIPLEX 3015 DDL

March 27, 2017

By: Mazak Optonics Corp.

The new Mazak Direct Diode technology is an exclusive breakthrough laser platform that delivers higher performance and reliability than traditional fiber or other solid state laser generation systems. It changes the game with faster cutting speeds than fiber generators of like power and wall-plug efficiencies of 45 percent as compared to 35 percent for fiber.

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Solid-state disk laser designed for Industry 4.0

March 23, 2017

TRUMPF has introduced the latest generation of its TruDisk disk laser. The compact, energy-efficient machine offers the ability to carry out condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, a basic prerequisite for successful implementation of lasers in digitalized and connected manufacturing...

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The Metal Shop adds fiber laser

March 22, 2017

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom metal fabricator in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has installed a new Mitsubishi eX 6,000-W fiber laser. Added to the shop’s automation tower, the laser replaces a Mitsubishi LVPLUS II that had been in service for seven years. The company fabricates not just parts but...

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Fiber laser cutting systems reach G-level acceleration

March 21, 2017

Haco Atlantic North America has introduced the FL 3015 LU and FL 4015 LU fiber laser cutting systems. The carbon cutting head assembly offers rigidity combined with high dynamics, and the company’s “parallel kinematics technology” has allowed accelerations to reach G-levels. The automatic...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems grows 6.8 percent in 2016

March 15, 2017

The global market for laser systems for materials processing increased by 6.8 percent in 2016 and reached a new record volume of $12.6 billion, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland, a market research and consulting firm serving the laser and photonics industry.Demand in China...

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All Metals Fabrications adds tube laser cutting machine

March 14, 2017

Ogden, Utah-based All Metals Fabrication (AMF) has purchased a Mazak FabriGear II 220. The 4-kW laser is designed for fast cutting of heavy wall pieces of tube, pipe channel, beam, angle, and custom extrusion. The laser handles tubing up to 8 in. dia. and 6 in. square in lengths up to 24 ft. The...

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Ermaksan Metal Fabricating Machinery

Ermaksan Metal Fabricating Machinery

March 14, 2017

By: Ermaksan (ErmakUSA)

Ermaksan equipped with precise and high-tech CNC machining centers has annually 3000 machines production capacity under expert engineers’ supervision. Ermaksan one of the leader establishments in its field and machines are being represented by superior dealers have strong after-sales support over 70 countries.

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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.

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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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