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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RFID lens records laser lens condition-monitoring data -

RFID lens records laser lens condition-monitoring data

November 5, 2013

TRUMPF has combined its LensLine sensor system for 2-D laser cutting machines with a radio frequency identification (RFID) lens. The condition-monitoring function analyzes the degree of contamination, helping to improve the reliability of cutting processes and reduce the frequency of lens...

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Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

November 4, 2013

Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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Prima Power Customer Profile: Vac-Con

Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 3:30

Finn-Power automation has helped Florida manufacturer, Vac-Con, Green Cove Springs, FL., dramatically increase productivity with their automated laser.

Quote from Bob Graden, Plant Manager of Vac-Con, "The Prima Laser System has allowed us to gain a 30 - 35% increase in output."

Modular laser system cuts, welds small components -

Modular laser system cuts, welds small components

October 23, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruLaser Cell 3000, a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D small and medium-sized components. It processes applications from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With its solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW...

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Mazak OPTIPLEX Fiber Laser-Cutting System

Mazak Optonics Corp.

Length: 7:22

Compared to conventional laser processing machines, the OPTIPLEX Fiber significantly increases the productivity of thin worksheet cutting with impressive accuracy and cuts up to 0.875” in CRS. The laser is designed to process reflective materials with greater thicknesses and at greater speeds than its CO2 counterpart.

Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds -

Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds

October 17, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Tube Gear 2-D laser cutting machine for tubes and pipes. It offers high-speed capabilities for thin-walled applications. Available with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine can process round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters up to 6 in. With...

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Laser cuts steels, aluminum in varying thicknesses -

Laser cuts steels, aluminum in varying thicknesses

October 16, 2013

The Convergent CV4000 CO2 laser from Prima Electro delivers high-speed cutting of thin and thick metals and nonmetals. It cuts mild steel up to 0.87 in. thick, stainless steel up to 0.47 in. thick, and aluminum up to 0.39 in. thick (using a 10-in. focal length lens). The laser's cut width is...

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LIA's Laser U releases new applications, safety course modules for continuing education

October 9, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), Orlando, Fla., has added a dozen modules to Laser U, its online laser education portal. Seven of the new courses come from the institute's Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM®) Workshop, while five more are from the biennial International Laser Safety Conference...

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Miyachi Unitek changes name to Miyachi America

October 7, 2013

Miyachi Unitek Corp., Monrovia, Calif., a manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, has changed its name to Miyachi America Corp. The name change aligns Miyachi Unitek with other Miyachi Corp. companies worldwide. The company will continue to use the Miyachi Unitek brand name....

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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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Laser cutting system serves entry-level needs

October 3, 2013

Balliu MTC nv offers the RP, a cost-effective laser cutting machine for companies that switch from outsourcing to in-house production of laser-cut parts. The machine is designed for accuracy and flexibility more than high-volume production, the company reports. The standard machine has a fixed...

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High-speed laser controls help streamline system integration -

High-speed laser controls help streamline system integration

October 2, 2013

FANUC America Corp.'s CNC series 30i/31i-L model B high-speed laser controls employ Ethernet and Ethernet/IP™ field bus options and newly supported NCGuide simulation software. Integration of the controls and robots with cell controllers allows fabricators to manage operations across...

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YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam -

YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam

September 30, 2013

Ophir Photonics has introduced BeamWatch™, a noncontact focus-spot size and position monitor for high-power YAG and fiber lasers. Without contacting the laser beam, the system takes measurements every 60 ms, providing instant readings of focus-spot size and beam position, as well as...

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Fiber laser cutting system achieves 75 percent light conversion efficiency

September 26, 2013

Amada offers the FLCAJ series of fiber laser cutting systems. They employ the manufacturer's AJ2000 and AJ4000 oscillators (fiber engines), which require one-quarter the amount of energy consumed by a typical CO2 oscillator. They also require no laser gas, mirrors, or moving parts. The fiber laser...

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Patriot Automation CNC names Cony & Associates as distributor

September 26, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has authorized Cony & Associates of Waukesha, Wis., to promote and sell its full line of products in the upper Midwest. Patriot Automation offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems;...

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