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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Keeping sheets and parts moving with automation

July 29, 2014 | By Dan Davis

Modern laser cutting technology can achieve speeds of more than 400 inches per minute, and that puts pressure on the automation used to load sheets and unload cut parts and skeletons. If the automated material handling system can’t keep up, the fabricator won’t be able to maximize uptime on the laser cutting machine.

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Fiber laser lights the way for new business direction

July 29, 2014 | By Dan Davis

To bring in more high-volume work, Deltec Inc., Batavia, Ohio, needed to expand its laser cutting capacity. New fiber laser cutting technology proved to be the right fit.

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Compact cutting systems equipped with CO2 or fiber laser

July 28, 2014

Knuth has introduced the Laser-Jet 1512 and 2512 laser cutting machines. The compact cutting systems can be equipped with either a CO2 or fiber laser. Parts can be produced individually and unloaded directly at the machine. In addition, a sheet of material that has been used for a single part can...

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Trotec Laser Inc. adds marketing manager

July 24, 2014

Trotec Laser Inc. has hired Meredith Newman as marketing manager based in the Canton, Mich., headquarters. Having previously worked in the building materials and industrial coatings industries, she comes to the company with more than 15 years of experience in marketing. Trotec designs and...

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Murata introduces fiber laser website

July 16, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., a provider of metal fabrication machines and automation, has launched, a new website featuring its fiber laser for sheet metal processing. The site highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber...

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Laser system cuts strip steel, tubing

July 15, 2014

Balliu MTC nv offers a laser system that cuts both strip steel and tube. Producing less and smaller scrap than sheet metal cutting, it allows separate and automatic unloading of scrap and parts. Thus the machine can continue production without supervision. The rounded sides of the strip steel...

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American Photonics adds engineering staff

July 10, 2014

American Photonics Co., a Sarasota, Fla.-based manufacturer of precision infrared optics and specialty coatings, has announced the addition of Dennis Kessler and James Lee to its engineering staff. Kessler and Lee bring more than 30 years of manufacturing and design experience to the company....

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Automatic slag removal table eliminates production interruptions

July 8, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table. The self-cleaning cutting table removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations to help eliminate production interruptions and reduce labor costs. It can be used with various laser, oxyfuel, and...

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Cutting clean with 1-micron laser optics

June 30, 2014 | By Tim Heston

The high-brightness 1-micron cutting laser is redefining productivity in metal fabrication. The laser’s good absorption helps it cut faster with less power. It also means that keeping optics clean and dust-free is essential.

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Cooking up fabrication with the fiber laser

June 23, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Atlanta Custom Fabrication focuses on the commercial kitchen industry, mainly cutting thin stainless. Its laser cutting wasn't a constraint process, but it needed excess cutting capacity to deal with demand variability. A new fiber laser has helped to resolve the problem.

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Prima Power names regional sales manager

June 18, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne LLC, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, has appointed Rick Weisbarth as a regional sales manager in North America. His appointment is in response to the company’s expansion of its laser system business and continuing focus on turbine engine manufacturing....

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Long-pulse fiber laser suitable for production of microcontours with single pulses

June 17, 2014

Rofin offers the new long-pulse fiber laser LFS 300 for high-precision micro material processing. It features an average power of 300 W and 30-J pulse energy. The system generates pulses with up to 50-ms length, making it suitable for the production of microcontours with single pulses, such as...

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FAB 40: Cupples J&J Co. builds and builds capacity

June 16, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Cupples J & J Co. Inc. has continued to invest in technology to meet existing customer demand.

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Remote laser beam cutting: Blink once and you miss it

June 9, 2014 | By Tim Heston

Two laser cutting technologies—one using additional axes of motion in the cutting head, and the other using scanning optics and no nozzle at all—shows the awesome potential of the solid-state laser in the cutting arena.

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LaserCoil Technologies announces emergency blanking capability

June 6, 2014

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced its ability to handle emergency blanking orders for companies facing production challenges. As the LaserCoil system eliminates dependence on traditional press dies, setup for new components requires only software programming, and the...

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