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.
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...
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.
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.
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....
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...
June 16, 2014 | By Tim Heston
Cupples J & J Co. Inc. has continued to invest in technology to meet existing customer demand.
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.
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...
June 4, 2014
Prima Power Laserdyne offers the 430 laser system for cutting, welding, and drilling of 2-D and 3-D component parts. Available with up to 20-kW QCW fiber lasers, it offers a suite of standard options and multiple configurations from 3 to 6 axes for processing parts in various market segments...
June 2, 2014 | By Tim Heston
With solid-state laser technology upping throughput in fabricating shops, managing flow from cutting to bending to downstream processes has never been more important. A panel discussion at The FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit provides some insight into the right combination of modern machine tools and software that can help fabricators stay on top of this production challenge.
May 20, 2014
Fonon Technologies Intl. has developed an industrial process known as Zero Width Laser Cutting Technology™ (ZWLCT™). The technique uses a laser-controlled Power Density profile on the material surface to generate subsurface forces greater than intermolecular connections. The methodology uses...
May 19, 2014
Bystronic Inc. will pair its ByAutonom 3015 6-kW CO2 laser cutting machine and its BySprint Fiber 3015 high-power fiber laser cutting machine in the Ultimate Challenge Event, June 4-5, 2014, at its North American headquarters in Elgin, Ill. Attendees to the event can send in their 14-ga. and...
May 14, 2014 | By Tim Heston
Sonny Pierce, who founded PI-CO Fabrication in 1982, had experience in starkly different fields—like bowling and bathtubs—that lacked one luxury contract fabrication thrives on: customer diversification.
May 13, 2014 | By Tim Heston
Today cutting with a laser—a beam of light—has become a mainstay in metal fabrication. But could shops one day cut not with light, but with sound?
May 13, 2014
Prima Electro North America LLC offers Convergent high-power CO2 and high-peak-power pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for laser cutting, welding, and drilling of metallic and nonmetallic materials. CO2 lasers are available in outputs from 2,500 to 5,000 W with excellent beam mode, the company reports. The...