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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Cutting Edge Laser establishes new website

February 12, 2013

Cutting Edge Laser, Seattle, has released a redesigned website at www.celmfg.com highlighting its sheet metal fabrication services. A newsletter service updates customers on current events in the sheet fabrication industry. In addition, a blog provides up-to-date information on changes in the...

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Laser machine designed for tube, pipe, structural - TheFabricator.com

Laser machine designed for tube, pipe, structural

February 7, 2013

Mazak Optonics has released the new 3D Fabri Gear Mk II for laser cutting of pipe, tube, and structural, as well as drilling and tapping. Available in 220 and 400 models with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine cuts a variety of tubes and pipes, including round, square, rectangular, and...

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Laser power, automation options added to laser cutting system - TheFabricator.com

Laser power, automation options added to laser cutting system

January 17, 2013

The BySprint Pro 3015 high-speed CO2 laser cutting system from Bystronic now is available with a ByLaser 4400 or new ByLaser 6000 laser. The higher wattage option provides for faster feed rates and quicker pierce times. Also added as an option is an automatic nozzle changer that provides up to...

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Laser drilling produces stress-free holes - TheFabricator.com

Laser drilling produces stress-free holes

January 16, 2013

Advanced Laser Technologies offers precision hole drilling for military, medical, and industrial applications. The company reports that it produces distortion- and stress-free holes as small as 0.010 in. dia. with ± 0.0005-in. tolerances and exact repeatability, depending on the material,...

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Programmable focusing optics feature increased laser work area - TheFabricator.com

Programmable focusing optics feature increased laser work area

January 15, 2013

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the latest generation of its programmable focusing optics, the PFO 3D, for scanner welding, cutting, and drilling. The maximum work area of the laser has been increased to 20.8 by 30.7 in. in elliptical form with a Z stroke of up to ±18.7 in. The maximum laser...

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Coherent acquires Lumera Laser

January 4, 2013

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has acquired Lumera Laser GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany, a provider of ultrafast lasers for microelectronics and precision materials processing. Coherent is a provider of photonics-based systems to the commercial and scientific research markets....

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LVD Strippit launches social media presence

December 17, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., a manufacturer of sheet metalworking equipment, has launched a social media presence to engage customers and prospects online. The LVD Strippit blog is at http://blog.strippit.com. The Facebook profile can be found at www.facebook.com/lvdstrippit. The company's Twitter...

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Improvements made to UV laser marking system - TheFabricator.com

Improvements made to UV laser marking system

December 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced the new TruMark 6350 UV laser marking system with improved laser parameters for marking in an increased variety of applications. Average power also has been increased, while beam quality has been maintained to help increase repetition rates. High pulse peak power and...

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Laser cutting system switches from flat-sheet to tube/pipe cutting

December 6, 2012

Amada has added a rotary index to its FOM2 laser cutting system, delivering the power and speed to cut mid to thick materials. The rotary index is located on one of three interchangeable shuttle pallets, simplifying the switch from flat-sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. The FOM2RI-3015 can...

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Jenoptik names head of sales for lasers business unit - TheFabricator.com

Jenoptik names head of sales for lasers business unit

December 3, 2012

Jenoptik's Lasers & Material Processing division, Jena, Germany, has named Michael Fichtner as the head of sales in its lasers business unit. He has many years of experience in the fields of sales and product management and a strong knowledge of the optoelectronic industry. Before joining...

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Keeping pace in sheet metal manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Keeping pace in sheet metal manufacturing

December 3, 2012

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To remain competitive, a shop must be willing to embrace both innovation and change together. To get the most out of that commitment, a shop needs to understand just how the introduction of any new technology will affect the entire process chain, not just one part.

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Linear laser cutting system with 4-kW laser source processes 1-in.-thick mild steel

November 30, 2012

LVD Strippit offers the Axel 3015 S Linear laser cutting system for processing thin and thick materials. A safety system protects the head from collision with the workpiece. A high-pressure (clean cut) cutting head is available for 5-, 7.5-, or 10-in. cutting lenses. With a 10-in. cutting lens,...

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2-D laser cutting machine features 5-kW disk laser - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser cutting machine features 5-kW disk laser

November 30, 2012

TRUMPF's TruLaser 5030 fiber laser features the 5-kW TruDisk 5001, making it the highest-powered solid-state 2-D laser cutting machine on the market, according to the company. It can cut mild steel up to 1 in. and, depending on material type and thickness, reach cutting speeds up to five times...

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Laser cutting system employs automatic setup - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system employs automatic setup

November 29, 2012

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex laser cutting system for high-variation job shops. It employs the company's AO|5 automated setup functions, designed to help overcome the typical challenges of using varied workpiece material. Optimal cutting conditions can be retained during extended,...

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TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep

November 26, 2012

Fabricating machinery producer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has hired Christopher Gildehaus as Northwest direct sales representative. In this role, he is responsible for machine tool and power tool sales activity in the Northwest, specifically Northern California and northern Nevada. A...

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