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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TRUMPF and partners win German Future Prize

December 11, 2013

Dr. Dirk Sutter of TRUMPF, Dr. Jens König of Bosch, and Professor Stefan Nolte of the University of Jena have received the German Future Prize, presented by German President Joachim Gauck at a ceremony in Berlin, for establishing the ultrashort pulse laser as a new tool for industrial production...

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Siemens PRIMA POWER Customer Profile

Presented by Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 5:15

Siemens Industry Automation Division
West Chicago, IL

Prima Power has an integrated material handling system that other equipment manufacturers didn't offer. With Prima Power we are able to utilize nesting and a Night Train material handling system that is integrated with the Shear Genius punch/shear, the LPe laser punch, and the EBe Express Bender.

New control system added to fiber laser cutting system - TheFabricator.com

New control system added to fiber laser cutting system

December 10, 2013

The NTC TLH series fiber laser processing system from Komatsu features a new control system and teach pendant to help simplify operations. The 06R controller provides touchscreen activation and an easy-to-read screen. The new teach pendant has a response time of 0.5 sec. Its safety interface...

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Laser Automation from MC Machinery

Presented by MC Machinery Systems - Mitsubishi Laser

Length: 2:31

In today's fabrication world, the pressure is on: extreme market demands and global competition mean faster, higher-volume and lower-cost production. Automation is the answer to the challenges you face everyday.

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Prima Power: ECCO Customer Profile

Presented by Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 2:00

PLATINO Fiber is available for sheet size up to 1,500 x 3,000 mm and with laser power ranging from 2,000 W up to 3,000 W, and is suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Prima Power: Automated bending keeps the pieces flowing

Presented by Prima Power North America Inc.

Length: 5:26

Emerson Network Power's Liebert business division finds technology maximizes it lean manufacturing efforts.

2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick

December 6, 2013

TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, a 2-D laser cutting machine with a 5-kW, solid-state laser, uses the manufacturer's new BrightLine fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1-in. thick. The fiber enables the laser to produce small holes and tight contours in thick sheet metal while boosting...

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Mazak Optonics names new company leader - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics names new company leader

December 5, 2013

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., a supplier of laser cutting systems, has announced that Al Bohlen has assumed leadership of the company's North American operations as vice president/general manager. With 25 years of industry experience in customer service and support, applications engineering,...

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Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag - TheFabricator.com

Mazak Optonics partners with Tekmag

December 4, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp., a supplier of laser cutting systems in Elgin, Ill., has announced a new partnership with Tekmag, a Milan, Italy-based automation systems manufacturer specializing in customized storage systems. The new partnership adds to a continuing 12+ years of providing automation...

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LaserCoil Technologies releases details of laser blanking approach on the web

December 2, 2013

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, Napoleon, Ohio, has released the details of its patented laser blanking approach on its new mobile-friendly website at www.lasercoil.com. The site highlights how the manufacturer’s machines can produce parts from 6.89-ft.-wide coil at higher speeds than have been...

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CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting

November 20, 2013

A line of direct field-replacement CO2 laser optics for Amada®, Coherent®, Cincinnati®, Epilog®, Mazak®, Synrad®, and Universal® laser systems is available from Laser Research Optics. The optics include lenses in 0.5 to 1 in. ODs with 1- to 12-in. focal lengths, as...

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JDSU and Amada collaborate on fiber laser machine

November 19, 2013

JDSU and Amada have collaborated to develop a fiber laser that provides up to 4kW of output power. The fiber laser has been integrated into the ENSIS-3015A sheet metal cutting system from Amada. According to the manufacturer, ENSIS provides the flexibility to cut both thick and thin metals simply...

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Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting

November 19, 2013

Dimeco Alipresse has developed the LINACUT® line of machines that combine laser cutting with coil-fed processes. Focusing on processing strips up to 0.16 in. thick, the line comprises a coil handling section, a LINACUT continuous laser cutting module, and an optional automatic robotic...

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Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications

November 19, 2013

Hydrapower Intl. Inc. has developed a 600-W YAG laser for shops with low-volume applications in sheet metal and thin materials. The YAG 3015 features an Australian cutting head, enhanced to enable 50 percent higher cutting speeds than previous types, the manufacturer states. The system is...

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Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts

November 19, 2013

Kern Laser Systems offers large-format laser cutting equipment that handles complex cuts, repetitive cuts, and prototype parts in mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Users can nest or group parts in their CAD software and then cut full sheet stock to help maximize yield. The metal...

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