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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TeraDiode signs purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems

December 19, 2014

TeraDiode, Wilmington, Mass., has announced the signing of a purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems (PWS), Osaka, Japan. Under the multiyear agreement, TeraDiode will supply PWS 4-kW high brightness TeraBlade™ laser engines, which will allow PWS’s robotic welding and...

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TeraDiode hires COO

December 19, 2014

Wilmington, Mass.-based TeraDiode, a supplier of high-power, direct-diode laser systems, has named Richard (Rick) Feldt as COO. Feldt has more than 20 years of operational experience at the executive level. Before joining the company, he was CEO at Advanced Electron Beams. Before that he was...

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2-kW fiber laser cutting system provides 4-kW cutting capabilities

December 18, 2014

Amada America Inc. offers the new ENSIS 3015 AJ 2-kW fiber laser cutting system that provides 4-kW cutting capabilities. Amada reports that it is the first manufacturer of advanced metalworking machinery to develop its own fiber laser oscillator. Joint development between Japan and America has...

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Laser cutting system’s speed, power, and assist gas pressure regulated in real time

December 18, 2014

Sirius 3015 Plus 4 kW, an automation-ready flying-optics laser cutting system from LVD, is designed to process parts at optimal speeds. The machine can perform silk cutting on stainless to provide a smooth finish. Integrated into the machine is Automatic Laser Cutting (ALC), which uses dynamic...

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Laser machine offers versatility for cutting, welding

December 17, 2014

TRUMPF’s TruLaser Cell 3000 is a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D components. It handles small to medium-sized parts from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW of laser power, the machine...

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Fiber laser available in capacities up to 5 kW

December 16, 2014

Prima Power North America Inc. has developed a new version of its Platino laser system focused on fiber cutting applications. The Platino Fiber offers increased productivity through new piercing devices, particularly for mid-to-high mild steel thickness. The system also can cut highly...

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Laser cutting system is modular, upgradable

December 10, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Optiplex Nexus 3015 CO2 laser cutting system for shops requiring a laser with performance features at an economical initial investment. The compact, flexible-design system is available in single fixed table, manual table, or automated two-pallet...

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2-D laser cutting machine includes 8-kW fiber laser

December 10, 2014

TRUMPF offers the TruLaser 5030 2-D fiber laser cutting machine, available with an 8-kW TruDisk laser for increased productivity when processing medium and thick sheet metal. The machine can process complex contours and thin sheets while minimizing the cost per part, the company states. The...

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MultiCam marks 25th anniversary

December 9, 2014

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, a manufacturer of CNC cutting systems, marks its 25th year in business in 2014. The firm was founded as Machine Automation Technology by Ken Koelling, who began building complete, customized CNC systems. Today the company offers CNC router, laser, plasma, waterjet, and...

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Fiber laser processes parts automatically from the coil

December 9, 2014

Dallan S.p.A. offers Dalcos® LXN coil-fed laser systems, designed for production of parts of any batch size automatically from the coil. The fully automatic system is equipped with a decoiling reel, straightener, and feeder that provide the material continuously to the line. It can process coils...

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Laser processing market worth $17.36 billion by 2020

December 8, 2014

According to the new market research report "Laser Processing Market by Application (Cutting, Drilling, Marking), Laser Type (Gas, Solid, Fiber Laser), Machine Configuration (Moving, Fixed beam), Vertical (Machine Tooling, Automotive), Geography - Global Forecast to 2020,” published by...

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6-kW fiber laser source added to cutting machines

December 4, 2014

Bystronic has extended the BySprint Fiber portfolio with the addition of a 6-kW fiber laser source for its 3015 and 4020 cutting machine formats. The higher power increases the machine’s cutting speed in thin to medium sheet metal thicknesses. For example, a 6-kW fiber laser cuts 0.125-in....

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Fiber laser equipped with automation

December 3, 2014

The LCG 3015 AJ from Amada is a high-speed, high-precision, 2-kW fiber laser cutting system that uses about one-third of the electricity required by a CO2 laser system of the same wattage, the company reports. The flying-optic laser system cuts brass, copper, and titanium. The material remains...

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Robotic laser cutting cell’s software simplifies precision path production

December 1, 2014

ABB offers FlexCutLaser™, a pre-engineered robotic cell for laser cutting applications. Robotic laser cutting uses shape-generating software that simplifies the production of precision paths. The robotic cell can adapt to multiple parts for quick changeover. QuickMove and TrueMove path...

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