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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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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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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