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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Bystronic Mexico to host grand opening for new facility

August 30, 2016

Bystronic Mexico will celebrate the grand opening of its new Monterrey headquarters on Sept. 29-30, 2016. The two-story facility comprises a main office, training area, machine demonstration showroom, and spare parts and machine logistics warehouse. In addition to being the company’s customer...

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Prima Power expands sales organization

August 23, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser processing systems, has added to its sales staff. Corey Hansen has joined the company as regional sales manager covering the central U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He previously served as sales manager for Emerson Electric...

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Hypertherm: Shaping possibility

August 18, 2016

By: Hypertherm Inc.

For nearly 50 years, Hypertherm's objective has been to deliver the world's finest cutting products and solutions that help give shape to our customers' vision. Our entire team of Associate owners is inspired by you to help shape a positive future of innovation, partnership and community that is full of possibility.

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A fabricator founded on operator skill

August 3, 2016 | By Tim Heston

In quiet, rural New Ulm, Minn., technicians at DLC Manufacturing & Fabrication are perfecting the craft of cutting and bending sheet metal and plate, making clean cuts in steel 1.5 in. thick (and even thicker). It’s a small shop where skill runs deep.

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Reducing headaches associated with slag on laser grating

August 2, 2016 | By Dave Fox, Eric Chalmers, Mark Jeans

Slats in a laser cutting machine don't look important, but they can be the key to an efficient laser cutting operation. Fabricators need to stay on top of keeping slag off the slats to achieve high-quality parts and to ensure the laser cutting machine remains in operation.

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Multiaxis laser system features two independent workstations

July 25, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the new dual-workstation Laserdyne 606D multiaxis laser processing system. The system features two completely independent work stations in a single, unitized structure. The dual-workstation design helps maximize the work envelope and throughput per unit of...

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Multiaxis laser workcell quickly processes even highly reflective materials

July 22, 2016

IPG Photonics Corp.’s multiaxis laser workcell welds and cuts most metal components, enclosures, and fabrications. Configurable with high-efficiency CW lasers or high-peak-power QCW lasers, the workcell provides fast processing of even highly reflective materials, the company says. Available...

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LVD Strippit Lynx Fiber Laser Cutting Machine

July 20, 2016

By: LVD Strippit

The Lynx FL offers easy entry into fiber laser cutting. Cut ferrous and non-ferrous materials reliably with excellent cut quality and at three times the speed of a CO2 laser. Enjoy high uptime with a virtually maintenance-free laser source, high wall plug efficiency, and very low operating costs. All for a modest investment.

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Mazak Optonics partners with Fox Machinery Associates

July 19, 2016

Elgin, Ill.-based Mazak Optonics Corp. has partnered with Fox Machinery Associates as its distributor based in Bridgeport, Pa. Fox Machinery Associates serves manufacturers and job shops in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia focusing on Mazak’s line of laser...

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Penn United adds laser cutting capabilities

July 13, 2016

Cabot, Pa.-based Penn United has added an Amada FLCAJ 3015 fiber laser to its capabilities. The laser system has a 2,000-W fiber engine, the capacity to hold 60-in. by 120-in. sheets, and cuts up to four times faster than conventional CO2 lasers, the company states. The system also features an...

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Coil-fed fabricating

July 11, 2016 | By Dan Davis

Most manufacturers associate coil processing with the metal forming industry. They also likely assume the punching and laser cutting combination machines consume sheet metal. Elleci S.p.A., a metal fabricator in northern Italy, has a new line in place that will require many manufacturers to alter their preconceived notions about coil consumption in a fabricating facility.

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Rofin expands fiber laser production capacities

July 7, 2016

Rofin has expanded its fiber laser production by adding an assembly line at its factory in Hamburg, Germany. The expansion allows the company to meet increasing demand for low-power fiber lasers. The new assembly line is designed specifically for the production of compact fiber lasers with one...

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A ticket of entry to laser cutting

July 5, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Alkras has introduced a laser small enough to fit on the gantry of a cutting table. It’s being marketed as a ticket of entry for those fab shops—especially small ones—that have not yet entered the laser cutting arena.

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MC Machinery Systems/Mitsubishi Laser holds groundbreaking ceremony

July 1, 2016

Machine tool manufacturer hopes to occupy new headquarters late in 2016.

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at www.hypertherm.com/csr, shows...

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