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.
January 17, 2014
The evolution of precision blanking began with the shear, moved to the press, and now to the laser. Each type of blanking technology, from cut-to-length lines or blanking on a traditional mechanical press to blanking with servo press technology and laser blanking, comes with its own best applications, advantages, and disadvantages.
January 13, 2014
Laserdyne offers evaluations of parts for laser processing. Working from customers' CAD drawings, descriptions, or sample parts, the company's process engineers help direct customers to a laser process and system that meet their quality and cost-efficiency requirements. The company's laser...
January 8, 2014
Laser Research Optics offers custom laser optics made to specification from ZnSe and ZnS in sizes from 0.5 to 5 in. OD. They can be supplied plano-convex, plano-concave, and as wedged-windows and mirrors in round, rectangle, and square shapes that can include steps, holes, and other special...
December 11, 2013
Dr. Dirk Sutter of TRUMPF, Dr. Jens König of Bosch, and Professor Stefan Nolte of the University of Jena have received the German Future Prize, presented by German President Joachim Gauck at a ceremony in Berlin, for establishing the ultrashort pulse laser as a new tool for industrial production...
Presented by Prima Power North America Inc.
Siemens Industry Automation Division
West Chicago, IL
Prima Power has an integrated material handling system that other equipment manufacturers didn't offer. With Prima Power we are able to utilize nesting and a Night Train material handling system that is integrated with the Shear Genius punch/shear, the LPe laser punch, and the EBe Express Bender.
December 10, 2013
The NTC TLH series fiber laser processing system from Komatsu features a new control system and teach pendant to help simplify operations. The 06R controller provides touchscreen activation and an easy-to-read screen. The new teach pendant has a response time of 0.5 sec. Its safety interface...
Presented by MC Machinery Systems - Mitsubishi Laser
In today's fabrication world, the pressure is on: extreme market demands and global competition mean faster, higher-volume and lower-cost production. Automation is the answer to the challenges you face everyday.
Presented by Prima Power North America Inc.
Emerson Network Power's Liebert business division finds technology maximizes it lean manufacturing efforts.
December 6, 2013
TRUMPF Inc.'s TruLaser 5030 fiber, a 2-D laser cutting machine with a 5-kW, solid-state laser, uses the manufacturer's new BrightLine fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1-in. thick. The fiber enables the laser to produce small holes and tight contours in thick sheet metal while boosting...
December 5, 2013
Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., a supplier of laser cutting systems, has announced that Al Bohlen has assumed leadership of the company's North American operations as vice president/general manager. With 25 years of industry experience in customer service and support, applications engineering,...
December 4, 2013
Mazak Optonics Corp., a supplier of laser cutting systems in Elgin, Ill., has announced a new partnership with Tekmag, a Milan, Italy-based automation systems manufacturer specializing in customized storage systems. The new partnership adds to a continuing 12+ years of providing automation...
December 2, 2013
LaserCoil Technologies LLC, Napoleon, Ohio, has released the details of its patented laser blanking approach on its new mobile-friendly website at www.lasercoil.com. The site highlights how the manufacturer’s machines can produce parts from 6.89-ft.-wide coil at higher speeds than have been...
November 20, 2013
A line of direct field-replacement CO2 laser optics for Amada®, Coherent®, Cincinnati®, Epilog®, Mazak®, Synrad®, and Universal® laser systems is available from Laser Research Optics. The optics include lenses in 0.5 to 1 in. ODs with 1- to 12-in. focal lengths, as...
November 19, 2013
JDSU and Amada have collaborated to develop a fiber laser that provides up to 4kW of output power. The fiber laser has been integrated into the ENSIS-3015A sheet metal cutting system from Amada. According to the manufacturer, ENSIS provides the flexibility to cut both thick and thin metals simply...