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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Coherent, SigmaTEK announce agreement

November 17, 2012

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., and SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, have entered into an agreement enabling Coherent to provide SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software on its new META platform of laser cutting machines. According to the companies, the agreement brings together SigmaTEK's...

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Laser cutting machine option keeps material cool during cutting

November 13, 2012

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced CoolLine, a new option for its 2-D laser cutting machines that implements a water mist to cool material as it is laser-cut. The option is integrated fully into the cutting process via a special laser cutting head, varying nozzles, and a water supply tank. During cutting,...

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Donal Machine adds laser cutting system

November 9, 2012

Donal Machine, Petaluma, Calif., has added a 5,000-W TRUMPF laser cutter. The machine can load and cut up to 15 metal sheets automatically. Donal Machine processes sheet metal for industries including aerospace, solar, and food processing....

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Laser processing cell can weld, cut, mark almost any part - TheFabricator.com

Laser processing cell can weld, cut, mark almost any part

October 17, 2012

Wayne Trail has introduced the Flex Lase Pro. The high-speed, three-axis, scanner-based laser processing cell is equipped with an IPG 2-kW, single-mode fiber laser and a Cambridge Technologies 3-D, high-speed scanner head. Typical spot size at midrange field of view is about 20 microns. With a...

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LVD Strippit names manufacturing manager, assembly supervisor

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment in Akron, N.Y., has announced additions to its manufacturing management team. Lieven Decloedt has been named to the position of manufacturing manager. In this role, he is responsible for leading all machine shop, assembly, and manufacturing...

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DeWys Mfg. adds fiber laser

October 16, 2012

DeWys Mfg., a Marne, Mich.-based metal fabrication company, has installed an FOL3015AJ fiber laser from Amada America Inc., designed specifically for cutting. According to the company, the machine cuts four times faster on thin metal and is three times more energy-efficient than typical CO2 lasers....

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Dynamic feedback system monitors, regulates laser parameters - TheFabricator.com

Dynamic feedback system monitors, regulates laser parameters

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the patented Adaptive Laser Cutting (ALC™) system, which provides real-time monitoring and feedback control of the laser cutting process. The dynamic feedback system monitors and regulates laser power, speed, and assist gas pressure to help optimize cutting...

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Prima Power Laserdyne announces long-term supply agreement

October 15, 2012

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has announced a long-term, multisystem supply agreement with Dynamic Precision Group – Turbo Combustor Technology (TCT) of Stuart, Fla. The agreement is for the supply of new LASERDYNE® 795XL laser systems, remanufacture of existing LASERDYNE 890 systems,...

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Optiplex laser cutting machine

The laser as a lean manufacturing tool

October 8, 2012

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How many fabricating shops run a less-than-optimized cutting head just to avoid the downtime of switching out the head? S&B Metal Products, Lakeland, Fla., used to do like that until it got a laser cutting machine that was a better fit for its low-volume, high-mix fabricating jobs.

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints regional sales engineer

October 1, 2012

Cincinnati Incorporated, Cincinnati, has named Darren Bobbitt as regional sales engineer for Arkansas and Oklahoma. Bobbitt, a 10-year veteran of manufacturing, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cincinnati Incorporated provides...

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Metal Spinners adds fiber laser system for aerospace component fabrication

September 27, 2012

Metal Spinners Inc., a Malden, Mass., job shop offering multiaxis laser cutting and engineering services for turbine engine components, has acquired a turnkey Laserdyne 795XL system with a third-generation BeamDirector and an IPG fiber laser. The company offers fabricating, machining, and...

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Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system enables 3-D cut paths

September 24, 2012

Miyachi Unitek Corp. offers the Sigma five-axis fiber laser cutting system, a technology that enables 3-D cut paths. The system features high-speed, high-precision, position-based firing laser power control which accommodates multilinear and rotary axis motion to control the laser pulse...

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CONCOA celebrates 25 years in business

September 24, 2012

CONCOA, Virginia Beach, Va., marked 25 years in business with a luncheon, open house, and guided tours of its 200,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and administrative facilities. The event was attended by more than 250 people including employees, families, friends, and guests, as well as city and state...

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4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting - TheFabricator.com

4,000-W fiber laser designed for cutting

September 20, 2012

Amada offers the FOL3015AJ fiber laser, which the company says is the first 4,000-W production fiber laser designed specifically for cutting. A 2,000-W model also is available. According to the manufacturer, the 5- by 10-ft. machine cuts thin material two to three times faster than a comparable...

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CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser beam delivery optics deliver reflectivities up to 99 percent

September 17, 2012

Laser Research Optics offers CO2 beam-steering optics for use with 25- to 200-W marking, engraving, and scribing lasers. The line includes beam combiners, beam splitters, ZnSe output couplers and front mirrors, silicon and molybdenum turning mirrors, silicon and copper phase-retardation...

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