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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Industrial fiber laser incorporates programmable pulse shaping, triggering

November 25, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced the nLIGHT alta prime™ industrial fiber laser. It is available at power levels from 500 W to 1 kW for metal cutting and welding applications. According to the company, the laser has the fastest modulation rate and shortest pulse rise-and-fall times available in a...

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E-book highlights advantages of laser cutting in metal stamping

November 17, 2015

American Industrial Co.’s new E-Book, The Laser Cutting Advantage, offers a look at the advantages of using laser cutting in metal stamping. The free E-book explains how laser cutting capabilities allow for flexibility for short-run orders and facilitate fast turnaround...

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Optics for high-power fiber lasers feature low-absorption coating

November 10, 2015

Mate Laser Technologies has introduced 1 Micron Optics for high-power fiber lasers. The products include lenses, protective windows, and nozzles for several laser system brands. The optics feature extremely low-absorption, fused-silica substrates. The low-absorption, antireflective coatings on...

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Laser cells perform automated cutting, welding

November 9, 2015

Cloos has introduced Qirox laser cells for automated laser cutting and welding. Each compact, tailor-made system comprises a laser welding head, safety equipment, operating terminal, positioner, robot, flat screen with HD camera, and a preassembled media room. The cells are equipped with a...

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1 kW fiber laser cuts, welds highly reflective materials

November 2, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced a 1-kW rack-mounted fiber laser. It incorporates fail-safe back reflection isolation technology for full-power cutting and welding of highly reflective materials. The alta™ fiber laser is built with vertically integrated components and offers fast repetition rate, short...

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Laser tube cutter handles diameters from 0.008 to 0.98 in.

October 27, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its Sigma laser tube cutter, which can be used with both microsecond fiber and femtosecond disk lasers. The new cutting system provides high edge quality, making it suitable for medical device applications, including a variety of tubes and stents. With 3-...

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Fiber laser stores up to 1,000 programs

October 15, 2015

Murata Machinery offers the LS3015FC fiber laser. Its Muratec FANUC 31-iLB CNC platform stores up to 1,000 programs on a solid-state drive that can be backed up and expanded through USB and compact flash ports. Laser processing parameters are preloaded on the machine, and a Windows®-embedded...

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Fiber laser head’s integrated sensor monitors cutting process

October 13, 2015

JMT has introduced the HDFL fiber laser, which incorporates a high-power fiber delivery system from IPG Photonics and a ProCutter head from Precitec. The dustproof head protects the beam path from contamination. Its fully integrated sensor system monitors the cutting process and provides the...

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Nitrogen generator designed for laser cutting industry

August 25, 2015

Burns Machinery has released an all-in-one PSA nitrogen generator and boost pump for the laser cutting industry. The PLC-controlled generator can provide up to 6,000 SCFH with high purity and high pressure. It offers purity levels of 99.99 percent and 400-PSI...

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Fiber laser cutting system processes sheet, tube

July 27, 2015

BLM Group USA has introduced the LC5. The compact system, equipped with a fiber laser up to 4.5 kW, is the only high-production machine with automatic loading and unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet in a single machine, according to the manufacturer. The unit can handle bar up to...

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Fiber laser system suitable for small lot size production

July 17, 2015

Prima Power has announced the introduction of its new Laserdyne 430 Versa 3-D fiber laser system with third-generation BeamDirector®. The system is designed for the typical laser processing needs of toolrooms, model shops, and manufacturing R&D centers. Equipped with an air-cooled, 3,000-W...

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Nozzle changer added to fiber laser cutting system

July 15, 2015

LVD Strippit has introduced an optional nozzle changer for its Electra FL 2-, 3-, and 4-kW high-speed fiber laser cutting systems. The nozzle changer offers storage for 10 nozzles. With the unit, the laser cutting machine can select the correct nozzle for every job, requiring no operator...

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Nitrogen generator feeds fiber lasers

July 6, 2015

MSS Lasers offers the Nitrocube Fiber nitrogen generator. The modular, plug-and-play generator converts compressed air into high-purity nitrogen for use with fiber lasers. The system is designed to produce just the gas required, but it has gas storage sized to meet peaks in production and for...

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Control feature prevents back-wall damage in laser drilling

June 10, 2015

Prima Power Laserdyne’s S94P control feature SmartStop™ helps prevent back-wall damage during trepanning and percussion drilling of turbine engine combustor components. Back-wall damage occurs when impingement of the laser beam on the part surface behind the one being drilled causes...

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Optics for fiber lasers offer extremely low absorption

June 9, 2015

Ophir Optics offers Fiberlens™, a series of collimating lenses, focusing lenses, and protective windows for use with high-power, 1-micron fiber laser systems. They are suitable for all applications from 1,030 to 1,080 nm, including fiber lasers, discklasers, and YAG lasers. The optics feature...

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