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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GSI Group Laser Division gets new name

August 28, 2012

The GSI Group Laser Division, a manufacturer of CO2, Nd:YAG, and fiber lasers for industrial applications, has rebranded as JK Lasers. Established in 1972, the company began as a manufacturer of pulsed lasers, followed by Nd:YAG systems for welding, cutting, and drilling. In 1982 the company was...

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Bystronic names direct sales engineer

August 28, 2012

Matthew Meade has joined Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., as direct sales engineer for the Kansas-Missouri territory. Meade has 20 years of metal fabrication experience, having served in engineering, plant, and upper-level management roles for OEM and job shop manufacturing companies. He has a...

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Laser cutting system reaches nearly 460 FPM

August 16, 2012

Haco Atlantic USA, in collaboration with Cutlite Penta, has introduced the Laser Plus precision laser cutting system, available with CO2 and fiber lasers ((2,000 to 6,000 W). Fast-piercing and auto-focusing technology, along with linear motors, allow speeds up to 459.3 FPM. The fully automatic...

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PE films protect metal surfaces during laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

PE films protect metal surfaces during laser cutting

August 16, 2012

American Biltrite Inc. has added LaserRite™ 8695 and 8696 products to its ProtecRite® family of products. The solvent-rubber, white, PE films are designed to protect metal surfaces during laser cutting and over the course of the supply chain. No film vaporization is required —...

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Laser cutting robot offers high cutting path accuracy - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting robot offers high cutting path accuracy

August 15, 2012

The new Motoman® MC2000 Master Cut robot is designed with high rigidity and precision drives to provide path accuracy for laser cutting small holes and sharp corners. Path accuracy can be within 0.004 in., depending on the application. Formcut software automatically generates the ideal path...

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Video details laser cutting capabilities

August 2, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has added a new video to its website detailing the capabilities of its Mazak Virtek laser cutting system. Entitled "UPM's Cutting Edge Laser," the video illustrates the machine's capabilities and describes its quality control and reverse-engineering...

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Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers - TheFabricator.com

Back reflection protection directs reflected laser light away from delivery fibers

July 31, 2012

JK Lasers has developed a patented system that directs reflected laser light away from the delivery fibers and into a beam dump without the need to adjust the focus head. Back reflection levels are monitored continually and trigger an automatic shutdown if acceptable limits are exceeded....

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TRUMPF expands disk laser production

July 26, 2012

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has opened a production location for disk lasers at TRUMPF Japan in Yokohama. The new facility is the company's third production site for disk lasers after Schramberg, Germany, and Farmington....

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TRUMPF announces staff appointments

July 16, 2012

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Shane Simpson as regional manager of machine tool sales for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and Tom Bailey as product manager – TruBend Product Group in North America. Simpson has 17 years of experience in the company's machine tool group, having...

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Free app simplifies working with technical gases

July 16, 2012

Witt offers iGASES, a new app for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices that answers questions about technical gases. The new app serves as a reference work for all current technical gases, including important physical-chemical characteristics such as density, steam pressure, ignition range,...

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Is a laser/punch machine right for you? - TheFabricator.com

Is a laser/punch machine right for you?

July 16, 2012

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The metal fabricator that processes plenty of hole-intensive parts with several contours and forms may want to consider a laser/punch combination machine. The equipment can cut down on excessive material movement and help to boost production efficiencies and quality efforts.

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An overview of laser cutting technologies - TheFabricator.com

An overview of laser cutting technologies

July 16, 2012

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Resonators producing a high beam quality and small spot size provide a machine tool with a broader depth of field that enables greater process tolerance to material deviation. This tolerance gives the operator a bigger sweet spot for machine parameters to produce consistent, high-quality parts.

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TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing

July 10, 2012

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Stephan Bundschu to the position of vice president, engineering and manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the machine assembly, components, sheet metal, tooling, and purchasing departments. He also continues...

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TRUMPF names general manager of Laser Technology Center - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names general manager of Laser Technology Center

July 9, 2012

Dr. Christof Lehner has been appointed general manager of TRUMPF's Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich. He is responsible for laser division sales, service, and support in North America, reporting to Rolf Biekert, president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn. Lehner joined TRUMPF...

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Super Steel to host job fair

June 28, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, will host a job fair on Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is hiring the following positions for all shifts: welders setup, welders craftsmen, laser operators, setup brake operators, and electromechanical assemblers. A signing bonus of up to $1,000 is...

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