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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Nitrogen generator designed for laser cutting industry

August 25, 2015

Burns Machinery has released an all-in-one PSA nitrogen generator and boost pump for the laser cutting industry. The PLC-controlled generator can provide up to 6,000 SCFH with high purity and high pressure. It offers purity levels of 99.99 percent and 400-PSI...

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LIA presents 2015 Schawlow Award to EdgeWave founder

August 14, 2015

The Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., has named Dr. Keming Du, founder of EdgeWave, as the winner of the 2015 Arthur L. Schawlow Award. The award recognizes the recipient’s longstanding record of laser industry innovation and contributions to basic and applied research in laser...

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Experience the Engineering of Amada

Presented by Amada America, Inc.

Length: 2:10

Since its inception, Amada America, Inc. has provided manufacturers with innovative, productivity-enhancing sheet metal machines, including fiber/CO2 lasers, turret punch presses, press brakes, automation systems, and software.

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Take the lead in fast flexible fiber laser processing with the Electra FL and FA-L automation

Presented by LVD Strippit

Length: 1:04

The Flexible Automation for Lasers (FA-L) offers true flexibility, load/unload in 40 seconds and handles sheet sizes from 1000x1000mm up to 3050x1525mm.

Mazak adds distributor in western Canada, goes direct in B.C.

July 28, 2015

Machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., has added a new Canadian distributor effective Aug. 1. Based in Edmonton, Alta., Moretti Machine Tools Inc. is responsible for serving customers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The firm will offer training, conduct machine...

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Fiber laser cutting system processes sheet, tube

July 27, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the LC5. The compact system, equipped with a fiber laser up to 4.5 kW, is the only high-production machine with automatic loading and unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet in a single machine, according to the manufacturer. The unit can handle bar up to...

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Mazak Optonics partners with Federal Equipment

July 24, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has partnered with Federal Equipment as its New York distributor. Based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Federal Equipment will offer Mazak’s laser cutting systems to manufacturers and job shops in Long Island, all boroughs of New York City, and West Chester...

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Fiber laser system suitable for small lot size production

July 17, 2015

Prima Power has announced the introduction of its new Laserdyne 430 Versa 3-D fiber laser system with third-generation BeamDirector®. The system is designed for the typical laser processing needs of toolrooms, model shops, and manufacturing R&D centers. Equipped with an air-cooled, 3,000-W...

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Nozzle changer added to fiber laser cutting system

July 15, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced an optional nozzle changer for its Electra FL 2-, 3-, and 4-kW high-speed fiber laser cutting systems. The nozzle changer offers storage for 10 nozzles. With the unit, the laser cutting machine can select the correct nozzle for every job, requiring no operator...

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Gas gives the big assist in laser cutting

July 13, 2015

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Assist gas aids cutting and evacuates molten material from the kerf. It’s a key variable, one that may be the culprit for a bad cut edge. Just know that it’s not the only potential culprit.

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Ophir Optics receives certification to AS9100

July 8, 2015

Ophir Optics, a manufacturer of precision infrared and laser optics, has received certification to the AS9100 quality systems standard of ISO 9001:2008. The company, which produces infrared components, lenses, and motorized zoom lens systems and laser optics, serves the defense, security,...

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Nitrogen generator feeds fiber lasers

July 6, 2015

MSS Lasers offers the Nitrocube Fiber nitrogen generator. The modular, plug-and-play generator converts compressed air into high-purity nitrogen for use with fiber lasers. The system is designed to produce just the gas required, but it has gas storage sized to meet peaks in production and for...

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JMT appoints two laser specialists

June 11, 2015

Salt Lake City-based JMT, a provider of machine tools to the metal fabrication industry, has appointed two new staff members to technical positions to support its laser products. Johntanna (JT) Messer has been hired as laser sales engineer. In this role, he is responsible for evaluating...

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Control feature prevents back-wall damage in laser drilling

June 10, 2015

Prima Power Laserdyne’s S94P control feature SmartStop™ helps prevent back-wall damage during trepanning and percussion drilling of turbine engine combustor components. Back-wall damage occurs when impingement of the laser beam on the part surface behind the one being drilled causes...

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Optics for fiber lasers offer extremely low absorption

June 9, 2015

Ophir Optics offers Fiberlens™, a series of collimating lenses, focusing lenses, and protective windows for use with high-power, 1-micron fiber laser systems. They are suitable for all applications from 1,030 to 1,080 nm, including fiber lasers, discklasers, and YAG lasers. The optics feature...

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