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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Laser machine switches from sheet to tube processing

June 23, 2016

The LC5 from BLM Group USA is a compact laser machine with automatic loading/unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet. It can be equipped with either a CO2 laser source with power up to 4.5 kW or a fiber laser source with power up to 5 kW. The machine can handle tube up to 334 in....

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Laser power meter measures high-power lasers

June 16, 2016

Ophir Photonics Group has introduced the Helios compact laser power meter for measuring solid-state lasers such as diode, fiber, and Nd:YAG with powers from 100 W to 12 kW and energies from 10 J to 10 kJ in industrial processing applications. The power meter includes PC software and...

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Fiber laser cuts 3-D formed and shaped parts

May 12, 2016

BLM Group USA has introduced the LT-Free, a 5-axis fiber laser machine designed for cutting 3-D formed or shaped parts such as bent tubes, hydroformed tubes, welded assemblies, and stamped or flat sheets. The machine can make cuts very close to each other to allow nesting of parts on a single bent...

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Multiaxis laser systems offer laser surface texturing

May 3, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has announced its Laserdyne 795 and 430 BeamDirector multiaxis laser systems can be used for laser surface texturing. This laser drilling process produces blind, or partial-depth, holes and indentations from a few micrometers to a few tenths of a millimeter deep, forming...

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Fiber laser system lenses, windows made for 1-micron applications

April 27, 2016

Mate has introduced Fibermax lenses and Fibershield windows for high-power fiber laser systems. Featuring UV-grade fused-silica material, sizes are available in stock for most OEM brand fiber lasers. The lenses feature an ultralow-absorption coating that provides focal stability with reduced...

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Reporting system offers insight into laser cutting machine usage, programming

April 26, 2016

Power-Tech has developed a reporting system for operators of its Eagle eVision and iNspire laser cutting machines. The reporting system allows users to monitor who made program and software updates and when. It can report about spare parts, such as nozzles or glasses, as well. The software can...

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Air filtration systems designed for laser materials processing

April 13, 2016

Universal Laser Systems has introduced the UAC 2000 and UAC 4000 air filtration units to integrate with the company’s current laser systems. Features include a four-stage filtration process and a multisensor design to monitor filter performance continuously at all stages. Variable-speed...

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Proprietary features unveiled for multiaxis laser systems

April 5, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has developed SmartTechniques™--new, proprietary features of the S94P controller used in the company’s 795 and 430 multiaxis laser systems. SmartPierce™ minimizes spatter and provides higher-quality pierce point. SmartRamp™ eliminates indentation at the end of laser...

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Laser system cuts highly reflective metals at high speeds

March 31, 2016

Fonon Corp. has announced three hardware technology updates to its laser cutting systems—direct-drive motion system advancements, CleanCut technology, and adaptive thin-to-thick laser beam shaping—for cutting highly reflective materials at production-level speeds. A magnetic motion system...

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Laser cutting software makes efficient use of leftover plate

March 28, 2016

Power-Tech has introduced Drop & Cut software for Eagle laser cutting machines from the iNspire and eVision lines. It is designed to make efficient use of leftover plate for inclusion in other items. The system features a high-definition camera mounted inside the machine that monitors the...

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Laser cutting system reduces power consumption

March 7, 2016

Fonon Corp. has updated its TITAN™ flat-bed, multipurpose laser cutting machine, integrating multiple subsystems and introducing several changes to help minimize floor space requirements, reduce power consumption, and increase productivity. Designed to consume less than 5 percent of the power...

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2-D fiber laser cutting system offers increased productivity

January 19, 2016

Prima Power offers the Laser Genius 2-D fiber laser cutting system. According to the manufacturer, the system’s automation modules and CNC proprietary management help ensure accuracy in cutting and head positioning, while high-dynamic linear motors help increase productivity 15 percent compared...

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Fiber laser cutting system available in 6-kW configuration

December 18, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the Optiplex Fiber II 6-kW fiber laser cutting system for high-speed cutting of a variety of materials. The machine features a multicontrol torch as standard equipment, eliminating the need for short-, medium-, and long-focus torches. The system has auto nozzle...

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Tube cutting system employs direct-diode laser

December 17, 2015

Mazak Optonics Corp. has developed the Versatile Compact Laser (VCL) Tube-100 laser cutting system, designed for low-volume tube and bar components up to 4 in. dia. (3 in. square) and lengths up to 25 ft. The machine uses a direct-diode laser. It includes a fiber delivery system, and the...

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Fiber laser includes integrated automatic shuttle table system

December 16, 2015

LVD Strippit offers the Electra 3015 ultrahigh-speed fiber laser system. Powered by a solid-state fiber laser source, the machine processes traditional sheet metal materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, as well as copper and brass. The compact unit includes an integrated...

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