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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Amada Miyachi America opens new headquarters in California

May 18, 2016

Amada Miyachi America Inc., a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, has opened its new headquarters in Monrovia, Calif. The $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11...

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Amada Miyachi Europe acquires MacGregor Welding Systems

May 17, 2016

Amada Miyachi Europe, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for laser welding, laser marking, laser cutting, resistance welding, hermetic sealing, and hot bar reflow soldering and bonding, has acquired MacGregor Welding Systems of Suffolk, England. MacGregor Welding Systems manufactures...

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Fiber laser cuts 3-D formed and shaped parts

May 12, 2016

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT-Free, a 5-axis fiber laser machine designed for cutting 3-D formed or shaped parts such as bent tubes, hydroformed tubes, welded assemblies, and stamped or flat sheets. The machine can make cuts very close to each other to allow nesting of parts on a single bent...

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Multiaxis laser systems offer laser surface texturing

May 3, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has announced its Laserdyne 795 and 430 BeamDirector multiaxis laser systems can be used for laser surface texturing. This laser drilling process produces blind, or partial-depth, holes and indentations from a few micrometers to a few tenths of a millimeter deep, forming...

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Fiber laser system lenses, windows made for 1-micron applications

April 27, 2016

Mate has introduced Fibermax lenses and Fibershield windows for high-power fiber laser systems. Featuring UV-grade fused-silica material, sizes are available in stock for most OEM brand fiber lasers. The lenses feature an ultralow-absorption coating that provides focal stability with reduced...

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Reporting system offers insight into laser cutting machine usage, programming

April 26, 2016

Power-Tech has developed a reporting system for operators of its Eagle eVision and iNspire laser cutting machines. The reporting system allows users to monitor who made program and software updates and when. It can report about spare parts, such as nozzles or glasses, as well. The software can...

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HDE Technologies announces schedule of laser cutting/drilling, laser welding courses

April 18, 2016

HDE Technologies Inc., Elk Grove, Calif., has announced dates and locations for its laser cutting and drilling and laser welding courses for the remainder of 2016. “Laser Welding Technology: EQ and PQ ‐ Equipment and Procedure Qualification,” to be held June 6-10 in Minneapolis and Sept....

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Best practices for laser cutting tube, pipe, profiles

April 18, 2016

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Interviews with BLM, Mazak, and TRUMPF reveal tips and tactics for buying, handling, cleaning, cutting tube. Other topics include machine maintenance, software upgrades, and operator training.

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Prima Power Laserdyne announces organizational changes

April 14, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a provider of multiaxis laser processing systems, has announced a number of staff changes. Dr. Aaron Montello has been named product manager for the LASERDYNE® product line. He has been a product engineer for the company for three years. Tim...

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Air filtration systems designed for laser materials processing

April 13, 2016

Universal Laser Systems has introduced the UAC 2000 and UAC 4000 air filtration units to integrate with the company’s current laser systems. Features include a four-stage filtration process and a multisensor design to monitor filter performance continuously at all stages. Variable-speed...

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Laser cutting in a new light

April 13, 2016

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In the past, lighting manufacturers introduced product designs that might last 10 years. Because of the lengthy product lifetime and volumes, these manufacturers didn't think twice about relying on hard tooling. Today product designs change regularly, and the constant evolution of LED technology means a manufacturer has to react quickly. For TAMCO, Port St. Lucie, Fla., that meant it needed its own laser cutting capability.

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LIA Past President David Belforte to deliver opening keynote speech at LME 2016

April 8, 2016

David Belforte, lifetime member and past president of Orlando, Fla.-based Laser Institute of America and industrial laser applications pioneer, will provide the leading keynote address, a comprehensive overview of the industrial laser market, to kick off the fifth annual Lasers for Manufacturing...

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Proprietary features unveiled for multiaxis laser systems

April 5, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has developed SmartTechniques™--new, proprietary features of the S94P controller used in the company’s 795 and 430 multiaxis laser systems. SmartPierce™ minimizes spatter and provides higher-quality pierce point. SmartRamp™ eliminates indentation at the end of laser...

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Head and optics innovations key to laser cutting growth

April 4, 2016

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Today a fiber laser can cut both thick and thin material efficiently and with good edge quality. Key advances in laser optics and cutting head design have helped make this possible.

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Laser system cuts highly reflective metals at high speeds

March 31, 2016

Fonon Corp. has announced three hardware technology updates to its laser cutting systems—direct-drive motion system advancements, CleanCut technology, and adaptive thin-to-thick laser beam shaping—for cutting highly reflective materials at production-level speeds. A magnetic motion system...

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