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 cutting system suitable for Industry 4.0

December 9, 2016

Salvagnini offers the L5 laser cutting system, which handles information collected in the field in order to react to input in real time, thus becoming inherently smart, the company states. It features a new compass structure with advanced kinematic system to achieve acceleration as high as 5 g. In...

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Laser system has compact footprint

December 8, 2016

The Meta 10C laser system from Coherent combines compact size and high laser output power. With its integrated 1-kW laser, it cuts metals up to 0.24 in. thick in a working area of 4 by 4 ft. The high-pressure cutting head allows for assist gas pressure up to 20 bar. Features include a contact-free...

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Automated CAM program added to coil-fed laser blanking systems

November 22, 2016

LaserCoil Technologies LLC has announced the addition of LaserCoil CAM to its coil-fed laser blanking systems, automating the importing of part profiles for optimized nesting and laser cutting. The program accommodates single and multiple cutting heads, as well as peripheral automation, such as the...

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Fiber laser cuts steel up to ¾ in. thick

November 14, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated offers the CL-960 fiber laser for fast processing of thin material and cutting of steel up to ¾ in. thick. Features include air-assist cutting, linear-drive motors, touchscreen controls, 6,000-W light source, dual-pallet configuration, fiber resonator technology, and...

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Windows protect high-power refractive and reflective optics

October 25, 2016

Mate’s Fiber Shield™ windows are designed to protect precision lenses in laser systems. They shield optic components in laser beam delivery systems from debris and fumes during the laser process. Available in diameters from 0.47 to 2.17 in., the windows are made of fused silica to protect the...

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Laser system processes microfeatures on metals

October 4, 2016

Preco Inc. has introduced the Lightning Bolt 2000 laser system for processing microfeatures on metallic, ceramic, and polymer materials. The system can be customized to accommodate IR, green, and UV wavelengths and nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond lasers. Typical processes include ablation,...

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Combination fiber laser/punch processes metals up to 0.25 in. thick

September 15, 2016

TRUMPF’s TruMatic 6000 fiber laser/punch combination machine offers laser cutting, punching, forming, and engraving of sheet metal up to 0.25 in. thick. It is designed for scratch-free processing, while a laser output control system helps ensure quality when cutting delicate curves and tight...

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Fiber laser features air-cooled cutting head

September 12, 2016

Salvagnini has introduced the L3-30 fiber laser, now available with a 6-kW resonator to complement its 2-, 3-, and 4-kW product lines. It also comes with a new, air-cooled cutting head with adjustable optics for cutting both thin and thick materials. Air cooling is made possible by the addition of...

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Fiber laser cutting machines handle tube, flat sheet

September 12, 2016

Horn Machine Tools Inc. now offers flat sheet and tube fiber laser cutting machines. Four models are available that can be customized as required. The fully automatic tube laser model FLTA loads the tube into the cutting area and processes the cut parts without assistance from the operator. A...

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Class 1 enclosed laser system introduced

September 1, 2016

Kern Laser Systems has introduced the LaserCELL with a Class 1 (safety enclosure) machine design to help ensure the safety of personnel working on or around the system. The system is CDRH- and CE-compliant to meet rigorous safety requirements set forth by U.S. and European safety regulators. Its...

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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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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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