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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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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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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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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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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Speedy laser mirrors withstand high laser powers for welding

June 9, 2015

Fraunhofer has developed fast, durable microelectromechanical system (MEMS) mirrors that can perform laser cutting and welding tasks. They deflect the laser beam and guide it precisely over the workpiece while withstanding high laser powers, enabling them to process aluminum and sheet steel....

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Software feature helps create clean pierce point in laser cutting

May 7, 2015

Laserdyne’s new SmartPierce™ feature, offered in the S94P high-speed laser cutting system, creates a clean pierce point that is the same diameter as the cut width. This eliminates splatter of molten material around the pierce location to help ensure a consistent, smooth entry point. The...

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Fiber laser cutting system designed for entry-level applications

May 6, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced the Lynx FL fiber laser cutting system. The flexible system processes a variety of materials and thicknesses. Powered by a high-efficiency IPG (2-kW) fiber laser source, the system processes thin sheet materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well...

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Multiaxis laser cutting machine includes rotary indexing table

April 28, 2015

TRUMPF has released the second-generation TruLaser Cell 8030, a multiaxis machine designed for laser cutting of hot-stamped 3-D components. The modular machine features a highly dynamic rotational changer and new rotary indexing table, which features up to three workstations. The areas for...

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Nozzle changer added to large-table-capacity laser system

April 7, 2015

LVD Co. nv offers its optional nozzle changer on its Impuls 6020 CO2 laser cutting systems. Featuring storage for 10 nozzles, the option helps reduce piercing times and increase overall throughput on laser systems with large table capacity. As materials and thicknesses change throughout the...

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Fiber laser cutting machine incorporates patented compass head positioner

March 31, 2015

The 2015 Salvagnini L5 fiber laser cutting machine incorporates the patented, rotary motor-driven compass head positioner. According to the manufacturer, the positioner allows for improved speed, accuracy, reliability, energy conservation, and performance. Available in 2-, 3-, and 4-kW versions,...

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Fiber laser cutting system offers intelligent setup, monitoring functions

March 23, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Optiplex fiber laser cutting series. It features Zeta 9 technology, a series of six intelligent setup functions and three intelligent monitoring functions designed to help reduce operator dependency and improve throughput and cut quality, the manufacturer...

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3-D laser cutter’s features help increase speed, cutting quality

March 16, 2015

Laser Photonics LLC offers Fonon Technologies’ Titan Express 44 multipurpose 3-D laser material processing system. It is configured with either a fiber laser or CO2 laser in wattages from 50 to 2,000 W. The system supports material sizes up to 4 by 4 ft. with an extension table expanding to 4 by...

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Laser tube cutting system cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in.

February 25, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the model LT8 laser tube cutting system. The 3-D CO2 laser tube cutting machine cuts tube diameters up to 8.625 in. and a bar weight up to 1,000 lbs. The unit, equipped with a tilting, +/-45-degree head, provides for 5-axis cutting and ultrahigh-speed piercing, allowing...

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