Laser Cutting News

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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Global market for laser materials processing systems hit $11.6 billion in 2014

January 21, 2015

The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of $11.6 billion in 2014, according to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data by Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. That figure is up 8 percent from the $10.7 billion reached in 2013. The demand for industrial...

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Murata Machinery announces new website

January 19, 2015

Metal fabrication machine manufacturer Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a new website at www.fiberlasermachines.com that highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser. The site, which also provides FAQs and on-site videos, allows...

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Webinar to demonstrate flexibility of fiber-delivered lasers

January 6, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., will host a live webinar on Jan. 15 at 2:00 p.m. EST highlighting fiber laser cutting. The webinar will demonstrate the capabilities of TruDisk-powered laser cutting machines, showing the cutting of thin and thick materials, as well as highly reflective material....

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Ohio Laser opens new facility in Ohio

January 5, 2015

Ohio Laser has opened a new facility for cutting and fabricating parts and assemblies in Plain City, Ohio. By adding 22,000 sq. ft. to its campus there, the firm has realigned its production flow. The facility houses several new TRUMPF® laser machines for cutting a combination of flat plate,...

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Rolled Alloys expands capabilities

January 5, 2015

Rolled Alloys, a supplier of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, has announced the expansion of capabilities at its 66,000-sq.-ft. service center in Cincinnati. The company has added a TRUMPF® TruLaser 1030 laser machine to its selection of equipment. The new machine can cut...

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TeraDiode signs purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems

December 19, 2014

TeraDiode, Wilmington, Mass., has announced the signing of a purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems (PWS), Osaka, Japan. Under the multiyear agreement, TeraDiode will supply PWS 4-kW, high-brightness TeraBlade™ laser engines, which will allow PWS’s robotic welding and...

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TeraDiode hires COO

December 19, 2014

Wilmington, Mass.-based TeraDiode, a supplier of high-power, direct-diode laser systems, has named Richard (Rick) Feldt as COO. Feldt has more than 20 years of operational experience at the executive level. Before joining the company, he was CEO at Advanced Electron Beams. Before that he was...

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MultiCam marks 25th anniversary

December 9, 2014

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, a manufacturer of CNC cutting systems, marks its 25th year in business in 2014. The firm was founded as Machine Automation Technology by Ken Koelling, who began building complete, customized CNC systems. Today the company offers CNC router, laser, plasma, waterjet, and...

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Laser processing market worth $17.36 billion by 2020

December 8, 2014

According to the new market research report "Laser Processing Market by Application (Cutting, Drilling, Marking), Laser Type (Gas, Solid, Fiber Laser), Machine Configuration (Moving, Fixed beam), Vertical (Machine Tooling, Automotive), Geography - Global Forecast to 2020,” published by...

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Mazak Optonics names Southeast regional sales manager

November 19, 2014

Elgin, Ill.-based Mazak Optonics Corp., a laser cutting system manufacturer, has named Art Weinerman as regional sales manager for the southeastern U.S., covering Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Weinerman has 38 years of experience...

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Mazak Optonics partners with new Southeast region distributor

November 19, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, Ill., has partnered with ProMac Technologies, Charlotte, N.C., as its new Southeast region distributor. The company, which serves manufacturers and job shops in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, will focus on Mazak’s full line of CO2 and fiber laser...

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Hypertherm announces management team changes

November 12, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has realigned responsibilities in its management team. With the planned year-end departure of Carey Chen, current vice president and general manager light industrial businesses, and CIO, to become...

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JDSU, Amada collaborate on development of direct-diode laser to cut metal

November 7, 2014

JDSU, Milpitas, Calif., a developer of technologies for the optical-networking market, has collaborated with Amada, a manufacturer of metal fabricating tools, to develop a new direct-diode laser that provides up to 2 kW of output power. The laser has been integrated into Amada’s new ExC sheet...

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Muza Metal Products adds fiber laser machine

November 6, 2014

Contract metal fabricator Muza Metal Products, located in Oshkosh, Wis., has installed an Amada FOL3015AJ fiber laser cutting system. "Adding this technology to our asset base means we can reduce cut time by 60 percent and double our laser cutting capacity,” said John Kriz, president....

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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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