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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Femtosecond laser source minimizes postprocessing

September 23, 2014

Miyachi America Corp. has introduced its new Sigma Femtosecond laser tube cutting system. It is suitable for medical device applications, handling a variety of tube and stent diameters. The tube cutter is a femto-powered machine, based on laser source provider Jenoptik’s ultrashort-pulse disc...

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2-D processing head made for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW

September 9, 2014

Laser Mechanisms’ new FiberCUT™ 2-D processing head is designed for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW. Featuring automatic, programmable focus with 0.98 in. of travel, the processing head has a fully sealed, purged design that minimizes the chance of internal contamination. It includes two...

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Fiber laser cutting system designed for process automation

August 27, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the new Optiplex 3015 fiber laser cutting system with a Zeta-7 cutting head and Preview 3 control. The cutting head features functions to automate and optimize the fiber laser process, including beam diameter control, nozzle changing, focus calibration, auto focus...

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Laser cutting system designed for plate applications

August 25, 2014

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Super Turbo-X laser cutting system featuring its new Preview 3 control, suitable for plate applications. The machine features a hybrid design, easy-access table, proprietary vibration-dampening frame, and integrated laser resonator. The constant beam...

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Advanced Laser Machining to expand in Wisconsin

August 8, 2014

Advanced Laser Machining Inc. (ALM) has announced the expansion of its facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis., a project expected to create 27 new jobs and retain about 100 existing positions. The $3.5 million project calls for a building expansion of 32,800 sq. ft. and the addition of several pieces...

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Laserdyne receives order for fiber laser system from Chaoyu Technology Co.

August 1, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has finalized an order with Chaoyu Technology Co. Ltd., Beijing, for a 430BD 6-axis fiber laser system. The machine will be used to precision-weld, drill, and cut 2-D and 3-D stainless steel microelectrical components used in applications such as...

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Keeping sheets and parts moving with automation

July 29, 2014 | By Dan Davis

Modern laser cutting technology can achieve speeds of more than 400 inches per minute, and that puts pressure on the automation used to load sheets and unload cut parts and skeletons. If the automated material handling system can’t keep up, the fabricator won’t be able to maximize uptime on the laser cutting machine.

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Fiber laser lights the way for new business direction

July 29, 2014 | By Dan Davis

To bring in more high-volume work, Deltec Inc., Batavia, Ohio, needed to expand its laser cutting capacity. New fiber laser cutting technology proved to be the right fit.

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Compact cutting systems equipped with CO2 or fiber laser

July 28, 2014

Knuth has introduced the Laser-Jet 1512 and 2512 laser cutting machines. The compact cutting systems can be equipped with either a CO2 or fiber laser. Parts can be produced individually and unloaded directly at the machine. In addition, a sheet of material that has been used for a single part can...

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Trotec Laser Inc. adds marketing manager

July 24, 2014

Trotec Laser Inc. has hired Meredith Newman as marketing manager based in the Canton, Mich., headquarters. Having previously worked in the building materials and industrial coatings industries, she comes to the company with more than 15 years of experience in marketing. Trotec designs and...

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Murata introduces fiber laser website

July 16, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., a provider of metal fabrication machines and automation, has launched, a new website featuring its fiber laser for sheet metal processing. The site highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber...

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Laser system cuts strip steel, tubing

July 15, 2014

Balliu MTC nv offers a laser system that cuts both strip steel and tube. Producing less and smaller scrap than sheet metal cutting, it allows separate and automatic unloading of scrap and parts. Thus the machine can continue production without supervision. The rounded sides of the strip steel...

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American Photonics adds engineering staff

July 10, 2014

American Photonics Co., a Sarasota, Fla.-based manufacturer of precision infrared optics and specialty coatings, has announced the addition of Dennis Kessler and James Lee to its engineering staff. Kessler and Lee bring more than 30 years of manufacturing and design experience to the company....

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Automatic slag removal table eliminates production interruptions

July 8, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations to help eliminate production interruptions and reduce labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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Cutting clean with 1-micron laser optics

June 30, 2014 | By Tim Heston

The high-brightness 1-micron cutting laser is redefining productivity in metal fabrication. The laser’s good absorption helps it cut faster with less power. It also means that keeping optics clean and dust-free is essential.

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