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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CO2 slab laser operates with few components

October 27, 2014

Rofin offers the DC 060 CO2 slab laser with 6-kW output power. The machine operates with only a few components and does not require conventional gas recirculation. Energy-saving standby operation helps minimize energy consumption, the company...

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Plasma cutting or laser cutting? How about both?

October 22, 2014

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Not all parts need the tight-tolernace edge that laser cutting provides; now a fabricator canhave the fine touch of laser cutting and the poweful force of plasma cutting for thicker materials in one machine.

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High-powered fiber translates into a more versatile tool

October 16, 2014

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A new 6-kW fiber laser cutting machine holds the potential to expand the cutting opportunities for metal fabricators.

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6-kW fiber laser source added to cutting systems

October 9, 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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TRUMPF FABTECH 2014 Preview

TRUMPF Inc.

Length: 2:51

The Power to Perform. An overview of the products TRUMPF will have on display at FABTECH Nov 11-13 in Atlanta. See laser cutting, punching, bending, automation, laser marking, software, services and portable power tools. See you in Atlanta! Visit our web site at www.us.trumpf.com.

Laser processing system handles coil-fed metals

October 3, 2014

Preco Inc. has introduced a high-speed, discrete-part laser processing system for tool-free processing of coil-fed metallic materials. The system uses fiber-based lasers with high-speed galvanometer technology for high-speed materials processing. The system includes unwind components to handle...

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CO2 slab laser delivers 6-kW cutting

October 3, 2014

Rofin offers the DC 060, a 6-kW CO2 slab laser. The laser operates with a few components and does not need conventional gas recirculation. Standby operation helps minimize energy consumption. The laser is provided with the Rofin Control Unit (RCU), which enables extended monitoring and control...

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Laser system designed for 3-D metal processing

October 1, 2014

Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division offers the JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM (beam in motion) robot-based laser machine for cutting and welding metals. The system features a laser robot arm in which the laser beam delivery is fully integrated. The laser beam is coupled in through the...

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Fiber laser system suitable for desktop use

September 23, 2014

Laser Photonics has introduced the LaserTower™ LG - Little Giant fiber laser system. It is equipped with a 20-W, Q-switched fiber laser (1,060 nm), FiberScan C3 LG™ (Rev2.1-2014) software, and a safety enclosure with a laser-rated protective viewing window. The compact design makes the...

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Femtosecond laser source minimizes postprocessing

September 23, 2014

Miyachi America Corp. has introduced its new Sigma Femtosecond laser tube cutting system. It is suitable for medical device applications, handling a variety of tube and stent diameters. The tube cutter is a femto-powered machine, based on laser source provider Jenoptik’s ultrashort-pulse disc...

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2-D processing head made for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW

September 9, 2014

Laser Mechanisms’ new FiberCUT™ 2-D processing head is designed for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW. Featuring automatic, programmable focus with 0.98 in. of travel, the processing head has a fully sealed, purged design that minimizes the chance of internal contamination. It includes two...

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Fiber laser cutting system designed for process automation

August 27, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the new Optiplex 3015 fiber laser cutting system with a Zeta-7 cutting head and Preview 3 control. The cutting head features functions to automate and optimize the fiber laser process, including beam diameter control, nozzle changing, focus calibration, auto focus...

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Laser cutting system designed for plate applications

August 25, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Super Turbo-X laser cutting system featuring its new Preview 3 control, suitable for plate applications. The machine features a hybrid design, easy-access table, proprietary vibration-dampening frame, and integrated laser resonator. The constant beam...

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Advanced Laser Machining to expand in Wisconsin

August 8, 2014

Advanced Laser Machining Inc. (ALM) has announced the expansion of its facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis., a project expected to create 27 new jobs and retain about 100 existing positions. The $3.5 million project calls for a building expansion of 32,800 sq. ft. and the addition of several pieces...

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LVD Strippit: Electra FL fiber laser cutting system

LVD Strippit

Length: 2:30

Electra FL fiber laser cutting system is fast and flexible, offering high speed thin sheet processing, low operating cost and the ability to cut a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.