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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Laser cutting machine developed to operate autonomously - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine developed to operate autonomously

April 18, 2013

Bystronic Inc. will introduce the new ByAutonom 3015 laser cutting machine to the North American market during its Open House in June. In combination with an automation system such as the ByTrans, ByTower, or ByCell, the machine can be operated lightly attended. Features such as an automatic...

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Lighter, thinner, stronger

April 12, 2013

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Tie Down Engineering and its contract fabrication division, Industrial Laser Solutions, has made significant machinery investments in recent years, including a several solid-state fiber and disk lasers as well as a press brake with automatic bend angle correction. Driving the investment is the shop's increased use of thinner but lighter high-strength steel.

TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names West Coast regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center names West Coast regional sales manager

April 9, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s Laser Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has added Gene Bonacum to its sales team as West Coast regional sales manager, promoting sales of the company's lasers and laser systems in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Bonacum has more than 20 years of...

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2-D laser cutting machine available with dual heads - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser cutting machine available with dual heads

April 8, 2013

Kern Lasers offers several models of laser equipment that are intended for 2-D laser cutting. The HSE laser system features an updated X-axis gantry and communications system. The turnkey machines are sold with a chilling unit, a vacuum system, a computer, a monitor, and all the software needed...

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Fiber laser helps job shop cut thick metals - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser helps job shop cut thick metals

April 8, 2013

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After selling his metal fabricating business in 2006, Jim Lee is back in the game with North Topeka Fabrication. But even in the short time that he was gone, metal fabricating technology has advanced and forced him to ask how the shop could apply new technology to grow the business. That led the company to invest in a fiber laser cutting machine, and the decision has thrown the shop into the thick of new business opportunities.

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Automatic nozzle functions help decrease assist gas consumption - TheFabricator.com

Automatic nozzle functions help decrease assist gas consumption

April 4, 2013

Bystronic offers the BySpeed Pro and BySprint Pro laser cutting machines. The systems’ automated nozzle functions help ensure the correct nozzle size is selected for each material type and thickness, which the company says decreases assist gas consumption while increasing productivity and...

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Touchscreen user interface added to laser cutting systems - TheFabricator.com

Touchscreen user interface added to laser cutting systems

April 3, 2013

LVD Strippit now offers its Touch-L 19-in. touchscreen GUI on its Sirius series of CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the GUI allows routine and complex applications to be completed with minimal operator input. The large screen features intuitive graphical icons and visual...

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2012 industrial laser systems market trends sideways

March 28, 2013

The global market for laser systems for materials processing accounted for $10.2 billion in 2012, up by a marginal 1 percent versus the previous year, according to Optech Consulting, Taegerwilen, Switzerland. Market growth varied strongly by geographic region. The North American market grew...

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Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing - TheFabricator.com

Fiber laser system designed for small-tube processing

March 19, 2013

BLM Group has introduced the Lasertube LT5, an entry-level, automated laser tube cutter designed to handle small and medium-sized tubes. Equipped with a 1-kW IPG fiber laser, the unit can process mild steel, as well as highly reflective materials such as aluminum, copper, and brass. The machine...

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TRUMPF names new sales representative

March 19, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Materials Integrity Testing Inc. (MIT) as a sales representative for its fabricating machinery in the Caribbean. This territory includes Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jamaica.Shane Simpson is the...

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IPG Photonics acquires Mobius Photonics

March 19, 2013

IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., a provider of high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has acquired privately held Mobius Photonics, Mountain View, Calif., to help accelerate its entry into the UV laser market and deepen IPG's development team. Mobius provides high-power, pulsed UV fiber lasers...

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TRUMPF expands laser development facility in Germany - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF expands laser development facility in Germany

March 14, 2013

TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG has expanded its primary solid-state laser development facility with a new building in Schramberg-Sulgen, Germany. The building provides 6,200 sq. m of floor space, housing office space and laboratories. All the development sections now are consolidated under one...

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Strong metal, light cutting - TheFabricator.com

Strong metal, light cutting

March 7, 2013

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Hot forming entails heating and rapidly cooling the workpiece. However, the extraordinarily high-strength material emerging from the press makes cutting and trimming with hard dies impractical, even infeasible. This is where the multiaxis laser finds its niche.

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Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs - TheFabricator.com

Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs

March 5, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on March 4. The additional manufacturing space is expected to facilitate the creation of up to 500 new jobs for New...

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Conducting the laser - TheFabricator.com

Conducting the laser

March 1, 2013

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Elizabeth Kautzmann, chairman of FMA’s Industrial Laser Council, keeps one eye on laser technology and another eye on a part’s overall processing time.

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