Laser Cutting Products

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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Plasma/fiber laser combination machine achieves 3,000-IPM traverse speed

November 7, 2014

The MetalMaster Xcel from Messer Cutting Systems features high acceleration drives and traversing speeds of 3,000 IPM. Multiple tools can be added, including plasma beveling, oxyfuel, combination plasma/fiber laser cutting, drilling, and marking coupled with OmniWin software. Using the...

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3-D laser raises productivity by 25 percent

November 4, 2014

Prima Power offers the Laser Next machine, a 3-D laser for high-volume automotive production applications. The manufacturer reports the new machine represents a step change in the development of its 3-D laser machines: productivity on a typical benchmark component (B-pillar) has been raised by...

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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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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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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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Compact cutting systems equipped with CO2 or fiber laser

July 28, 2014

Knuth has introduced the Laser-Jet 1512 and 2512 laser cutting machines. The compact cutting systems can be equipped with either a CO2 or fiber laser. Parts can be produced individually and unloaded directly at the machine. In addition, a sheet of material that has been used for a single part can...

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Laser system cuts strip steel, tubing

July 15, 2014

Balliu MTC nv offers a laser system that cuts both strip steel and tube. Producing less and smaller scrap than sheet metal cutting, it allows separate and automatic unloading of scrap and parts. Thus the machine can continue production without supervision. The rounded sides of the strip steel...

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Automatic slag removal table eliminates production interruptions

July 8, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations to help eliminate production interruptions and reduce labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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