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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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The Metal Shop adds fiber laser

March 22, 2017

The Metal Shop LLC, a custom metal fabricator in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has installed a new Mitsubishi eX 6,000-W fiber laser. Added to the shop’s automation tower, the laser replaces a Mitsubishi LVPLUS II that had been in service for seven years. The company fabricates not just parts but...

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Global market for laser materials processing systems grows 6.8 percent in 2016

March 15, 2017

The global market for laser systems for materials processing increased by 6.8 percent in 2016 and reached a new record volume of $12.6 billion, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland, a market research and consulting firm serving the laser and photonics industry.Demand in China...

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All Metals Fabrications adds tube laser cutting machine

March 14, 2017

Ogden, Utah-based All Metals Fabrication (AMF) has purchased a Mazak FabriGear II 220. The 4-kW laser is designed for fast cutting of heavy wall pieces of tube, pipe channel, beam, angle, and custom extrusion. The laser handles tubing up to 8 in. dia. and 6 in. square in lengths up to 24 ft. The...

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Power-Tech videos highlight 8-kW laser cutting head

February 14, 2017

Power-Tech, based in Walcz, Poland, has released videos at its youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/eaglelasers, featuring its Eagle eVa 8-kW cutting head. With the cutting head, the company’s iNspire series of laser cutting machines can cut with power up to 12 kW. The head cuts at 460 FPM...

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Nukon installs 98-ft.-long fiber laser at Advanced Laser

January 13, 2017

Nukon has installed what it says is the largest fiber laser machine at Advanced Laser in Bells, Tenn. The Nukon NF-PRO series system has a 4-kW IPG resonator and features dual shuttle tables and a footprint of 12 by 98 ft. Nukon is a manufacturer of fiber laser cutting, plasma cutting, oxyfuel...

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Retired Prima Power Laserdyne technical director dies

January 12, 2017

Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems in Champlin, Minn., has announced that laser technology authority Peter G. Thompson died following cardiac arrest on Jan. 4, 2017, at age 69.Recognized worldwide for his expertise in laser processing, Thompson served as technical...

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Mazak Optonics expands partnership with Modern Machinery Co.

January 11, 2017

Mazak Optonics Corp., a laser cutting system manufacturer in Elgin, Ill., has announced that Modern Machinery Co., an Indianapolis-based distributor, has added Michigan to its service area. The distributor, which has represented the manufacturer’s products for the past 30 years, also serves...

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LaserCoil forms strategic alliance with Bradbury

January 10, 2017

Napoleon, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has entered into a strategic alliance with The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., a provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment. Through this agreement both companies will promote turnkey coil-fed laser blanking systems to Bradbury’s...

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Robinson Metal adds fiber laser machine

January 4, 2017

Robinson Metal Inc., a single-source metal fabrication supplier in De Pere, Wis., has installed a fiber laser machine to help enhance its laser cutting efficiency and reduce project lead times. The upgraded laser features improved reliability and reduced operational maintenance to help minimize...

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Power-Tech to install first 12-kW Eagle fiber laser in Poland

December 20, 2016

Power-Tech, Wałcz, Poland, has announced it will install the first of its new Eagle iNspire 2040 12-kW fiber laser cutting systems at S.C. Wirax in Tuchomie, Poland. Wirax is a producer of agricultural machines and spare parts for tractors serving Poland, Moldova, Hungary, and Serbia. The 12-kW...

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TRUMPF opens technology and laser center in Silicon Valley

December 8, 2016

Laser system manufacturer TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser center in Santa Clara, Calif. This location in Silicon Valley puts the application laboratory for laser processing, micro applications, and coating technology close to customers and partners from a variety of industries, in...

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Inland Tool adds fiber laser cutting system to Illinois facility

December 8, 2016

Inland Tool Co. (ITC) has purchased a new, 4-kW Mazak Optiplex Nexus 3015 fiber laser cutting system for its Mount Pulaski, Ill., contract manufacturing facility. The machine is equipped with intelligent setup features, intelligent monitoring features, and a Radan CAD/CAM software package that...

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EVS Metal adds fiber laser cutting system to New Jersey facility

December 5, 2016

Precision metal fabricator EVS Metal Inc. has acquired an Amada LCG 3015 AJ fiber laser for its Riverdale, N.J., facility. The machine features a high-speed cutting head, a helical rack-and-pinion drive system, an AMNC 3i Control touchscreen, and a sectionalized dust collection system. According to...

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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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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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