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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Pulsed CO2 lasers feature a rise/fall time of 50 μs or less

March 6, 2014

Kern Technologies LLC has introduced the LightWave line of CO2 lasers. The sealed, compact lasers are available in powers of 100, 150, and 200 W. The pulsed lasers feature a rise/fall time of 50 μs or less. A circular polarizer, collimator, and red-beam are integrated into the design,...

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Rofin acquires FiLaser's assets

March 3, 2014

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a manufacturer of laser sources and laser-based systems, has acquired the assets of FiLaser USA LLC, Portland, Ore., and its subsidiaries. FiLaser develops advanced laser process technology used for precision cutting and drilling of brittle...

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Fiber laser cutting machines achieve up to 328-FPM cutting speed

February 25, 2014

MSS Lasers has launched a new line of fiber laser cutting machines in the U.K. The Eagle eVision and iNspire fiber laser machines offer linear drives on all three axes and a low-inertia carbon fiber transverse bridge construction. This enables the machines to accelerate at up to 6G and achieve...

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CNC operator panel made for advanced machine tool applications

February 20, 2014

Siemens OP 019 is a new CNC operator panel that enables seamless design integration to the Sinumerik Operate GUI and Sinumerik 840D sl CNC for use on high-end milling, turning, grinding, and laser cutting machine tools. Using touchscreen operation and including the new PCU 50.5 power control...

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Pipe cutting attachment designed for laser system

February 20, 2014

Kern Laser Systems has introduced a new pipe cutting option for its Micro and HSE laser systems. The rotary attachment implements a small, lathe-type chuck and brushless servomotor, resulting in smooth, accurate cutting, the company says. The machine can handle pipes up to 62 in. long and 6 in....

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Tool aids alignment of multimode fibers used with lasers

February 17, 2014

FiberTool™ from Laser Mechanisms Inc. is a patent-pending device that aids in the alignment of standard multimode fibers used with Nd:YAG, fiber, and disk lasers. It produces a real-time output signal to the user that is a gauge of the alignment quality of the laser energy into the fiber...

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Femtosecond laser processing allows cutting, drilling with no thermal damage

February 11, 2014

LSA Laser has added femtosecond laser processing capabilities for medical device manufacturing. The lasers can drill and cut high-precision holes and shapes free from thermal damage, the company reports. The ultrafast laser system vaporizes matter without HAZ, making it suitable for use on...

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Okay Industries acquires Reliance Laser

February 10, 2014

Okay Industries Inc., New Britain, Conn., has expanded its laser cutting, welding, marking, and surface treatment capabilities with the acquisition of Reliance Laser, Agawam, Mass. The companies will integrate operations at Okay Medical Products Mfg. in Berlin, Conn. Reliance Laser brings Okay...

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Femtosecond laser’s average power output exceeds 20 W

February 10, 2014

The IMPULSE® is an all-diode, direct diode-pumped, Yb-doped fiber oscillator/amplifier. Available from Clark-MXR Inc., this high-average-power femtosecond laser features all-solid-state construction with a user-adjustable rep rate from single shot to 25 MHz, greater than 20-W average power...

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Laser machine cuts large workpieces with reduced electrical consumption

February 5, 2014

Mitsubishi Laser has introduced the RX series laser system, designed as a cost-effective option for cutting large workpieces. The ML4020 RX machine is built to handle workpieces up to 13 by 6.5 ft. Resonators are available in 45 and 60CF-R. The Blow Pierce feature can reduce piercing times in...

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Fiber laser processes thin sheets with 6g acceleration

February 5, 2014

Prima Power has introduced the Syncrono fiber laser, featuring 6g acceleration for processing thin sheets. The system is two synchronized machines in one: one small, light head with high dynamics, and one larger machine with a wide working area. The two machines are coordinated by patented...

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Direct-drive gantry system simplifies laser system calibration

February 4, 2014

Kern Laser Systems has announced upgrades to its HSE line of large-format, 400-W CO2 laser systems. A new direct-drive gantry system has been added that simplifies the calibration and maintenance schedule, according to the manufacturer. The upgraded height-following system is three times faster...

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Prima Power Laserdyne appoints senior manager, business development

February 3, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne LLC, Champlin, Minn., a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, has appointed Dr. Mohammed Naeem to the newly created position of senior manager, business development. He works with current and prospective customers to implement new laser processes and is responsible for...

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EPP Métal receives grant to purchase laser cutting machine

January 29, 2014

Canada Economic Development’s Quebec Economic Development Program has granted EPP Métal Inc., Plessisville, Que., a $280,000 repayable grant to help the company acquire a laser cutting machine within the framework of a $1.5 million overall investment project. The company plans to expand its...

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