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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Prima Power announces cooperation with Cajo Technologies

November 29, 2016

Prima Power, a supplier of laser and sheet metal fabrication machines, has announced its cooperation with Finland-based Cajo Technologies, a producer of laser marking systems for various industrial sectors. “For a while we have been looking for the right partner to cover the needs especially in...

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Automated CAM program added to coil-fed laser blanking systems

November 22, 2016

LaserCoil Technologies LLC has announced the addition of LaserCoil CAM to its coil-fed laser blanking systems, automating the importing of part profiles for optimized nesting and laser cutting. The program accommodates single and multiple cutting heads, as well as peripheral automation, such as the...

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Fiber laser cuts steel up to ¾ in. thick

November 14, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated offers the CL-960 fiber laser for fast processing of thin material and cutting of steel up to ¾ in. thick. Features include air-assist cutting, linear-drive motors, touchscreen controls, 6,000-W light source, dual-pallet configuration, fiber resonator technology, and...

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Mazak Optonics appoints president

November 11, 2016

Laser cutting system supplier Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has promoted Al Bohlen to president of its North American operations. Bohlen has served as vice president and general manager for the company since 2013. Before that he was national sales manager.Bohlen has extensive industry...

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IPG Photonics appoints industrial laser systems sales manager, North America

October 26, 2016

IPG Photonics Corp., an Oxford, Mass.-based provider of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has appointed John Beaupré to its systems sales team as laser systems sales manager for North America. He has more than 30 years of experience in the laser industry, having spent the last 16 years with...

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Windows protect high-power refractive and reflective optics

October 25, 2016

Mate’s Fiber Shield™ windows are designed to protect precision lenses in laser systems. They shield optic components in laser beam delivery systems from debris and fumes during the laser process. Available in diameters from 0.47 to 2.17 in., the windows are made of fused silica to protect the...

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Amada America, Inc.

Amada America, Inc.

October 24, 2016

By: Amada America, Inc.

Since its inception, Amada America, Inc. has provided manufacturers with innovative, productivity-enhancing sheet metal machines, including both fiber and CO2 lasers, turret punch presses, press brakes, automation systems, and software. We accomplish this by carefully listening to the voice of our customers and engineering machine solutions that solve their sheet metal fabrication needs.

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Get Connected with TRUMPF at FABTECH

Get Connected with TRUMPF at FABTECH

October 17, 2016

By: TRUMPF Inc.

At FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, TRUMPF will be displaying state of the art fabricating equipment and a demonstration of connected manufacturing. See how our full complement of fabrication equipment and supporting services can keep you productive and competitive. Order your own custom jeep and follow it through the entire production chain. Get Connected with TRUMPF and see how the next generation of fabricating can benefit you. FABTECH Booth number C35041

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MC Machinery Systems appoints laser automation specialist

October 12, 2016

MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has named Jason LeGrand to the newly created position of laser automation specialist. LeGrand most recently served as a divisional technology manager at O’Neal Mfg. Services, a current MC Machinery customer....

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HMT adds applications engineer

October 5, 2016

Horn Machine Tools Inc., Madera, Calif., has hired Kent Mettelmann as a tube bending and laser cutting applications specialist. Located in Dallas, he supports customers in the southwestern and central U.S. Mettelmann has more than 30 years of tube bending, process improvements, and manufacturing...

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Sheet metal blanking milestone: Continuous-feed laser blanking launches into production

October 4, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Earlier this year Worthington Specialty Processing, a toll processor serving the automotive industry, among others, installed a continuous-feed, coil-fed laser blanking line. An idea with roots in the 1990s has finally become reality.

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Laser system processes microfeatures on metals

October 4, 2016

Preco Inc. has introduced the Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system for processing microfeatures on metallic, ceramic, and polymer materials. The system can be customized to accommodate IR, green, and UV wavelengths and nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond lasers. Typical processes include ablation,...

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High Versatility. High Productivity. Phoenix Fiber Laser.

High Versatility. High Productivity. Phoenix Fiber Laser.

September 29, 2016

By: LVD Strippit

With the Phoenix fiber laser from LVD Strippit, you can cut thin to thick sheets in standard steels and non-ferrous materials with excellent edge quality at fast processing speeds. Its advanced cutting head technology features automated adjustment of focus position and focus diameter. Phoenix is one of the most versatile, productive laser cutting systems ever developed.

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Hypertherm recognized for outstanding safety and health practices

September 22, 2016

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has received OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recognition for its manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. All seven of the company’s New Hampshire manufacturing locations now are designated VPP...

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Is this laser cutting lens damaged?

September 16, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Laser operators and maintenance technicians have a new diagnostic tool: a tiny crossed polarizer, which can detect lens stress. The crossed polarizer clips onto a smartphone and utilizes the phone’s polarized flat-panel display.

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