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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Fiber laser cutting machine cuts variety of materials, thicknesses -

Fiber laser cutting machine cuts variety of materials, thicknesses

July 31, 2013

TRUMPF's TruLaser 3030 fiber solid-state laser cutting machine delivers 3 kW of power and 1-micron wavelength. It can cut up to 0.75-in. mild steel, 0.625-in. stainless steel and aluminum, and 0.25-in. copper and brass. The machine is designed for contract manufacturers cutting thin sheet metal,...

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Koike Aronson announces staff changes -

Koike Aronson announces staff changes

July 23, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment for the metalworking industry in Arcade, N.Y., has named Tom Calabrese as its CFO. He is responsible for financial services, information services, customer services, and purchasing and planning. Before joining...

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Koike Aronson sponsors event to benefit American Diabetes Association

July 22, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment for the metalworking industry, sponsored the Steaming Toward a Cure for Diabetes event to benefit the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® campaign of western New York. At the July 13...

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TRUMPF Inc. names new president/CEO -

TRUMPF Inc. names new president/CEO

July 10, 2013

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Dr. Lars Gruenert as president and CEO, succeeding Rolf Biekert. In this position, he is responsible for all of the company’s subsidiaries and business operations in North America, including manufacturing,...

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Customer input influences metal manufacturer’s growth

July 8, 2013


Artisan Industries Inc. began life as a metal former in Streetsboro, Ohio, but like other stamping houses, it recognized the need for diversification. Since jumping into the fabricating business, the company has found itself constantly evolving to become a one-stop shop for its customers.

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Laser Mechanisms, Vinyl Technologies settle trademark dispute

June 26, 2013

Laser Mechanisms Inc., Novi, Mich., and Fitchburg, Mass.-based Vinyl Technologies Inc. (Vytek) have settled a six-month federal court trademark dispute. Laser Mech, a designer and manufacturer of laser beam delivery components and articulated arm systems for high-power CO2, YAG, and fiber lasers...

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Laser machine features increased table size, automation options

June 25, 2013

The BySprint Pro 4020 high-speed laser from Bystronic features a 6.5- by 13-ft. table. This represents an increase of nearly 78 percent in available working area compared to the 3015 model. The optional automatic nozzle changer provides up to 40 nozzles; CNC automatic nozzle centering is standard....

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Laser cutting system available in 6- by 12-ft. format -

Laser cutting system available in 6- by 12-ft. format

June 20, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. offers the Optiplex CO2 laser cutting system in a new 6- by 12-ft. format. It incorporates the features of the original system, but with an expanded workspace for larger jobs. The Optiplex 4020 processes materials from thin-gauge steel to 1-in.-thick mild steel, with a...

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Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation -

Fiber laser performs marking, engraving, ablation

June 19, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruMark 5070 marking fiber laser, featuring increased average output power and a high repetition rate. Its high pulse frequency makes the laser suitable for deep engraving on metal or ceramics, ablation, and high-speed laser marking of metals and plastics. Features...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology opens Dallas showroom

June 17, 2013

Sterling Fabrication Technology has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Dallas featuring laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting machines, as well as press brakes and finishing equipment from TRUMPF®, Hypertherm, Haeusler, Lissmac, and Virtek. Personalized virtual demonstrations are available via the...

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Advanced laser resonator, control package added to laser cutting systems -

Advanced laser resonator, control package added to laser cutting systems

June 17, 2013

LVD Co. nv has added a new resonator and control package to select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the fully integrated FANUC 31i-L CNC and i-C series resonator package reduces laser start-up time as much as 50 percent, provides increased flexibility for part...

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LIA introduces laser education portal

June 10, 2013

The Laser Institute of America (LIA), a professional society for laser applications and safety, has launched Laser U, a site for online laser training. At, laser professionals of all levels of experience can access presentations from LIA's conferences and workshops....

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Amada opens Shanghai facility -

Amada opens Shanghai facility

June 4, 2013

Amada Co. Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan, has opened a facility in Shanghai, China, which will serve as the hub for its China busisness. In addition to administrative buildings, the facility houses a technical center (to open in July), a school for technical training, and a parts center. With a staff of...

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Punch/laser combination processes complex parts without scratching

June 4, 2013

Amada's new ACIES series punch/laser combination machine provides scratch-free processing of complex sheet metal parts. Featuring advanced automation and tool change options, the machine delivers fast hit rates, stable processing, versatile forming, and unlimited shape cutting flexibility, the...

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Fiber laser offers 140 W of output power

May 30, 2013

JDSU has introduced the ST series fiber-coupled diode pump laser. Powered by the company’s next-generation diode laser chip, it offers 140 W of output power through a 106.5-µm fiber. The ultracompact unit is a highly integrated device that reduces the number of components needed to produce a...

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