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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Industrial fiber laser incorporates programmable pulse shaping, triggering

November 25, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced the nLIGHT alta prime™ industrial fiber laser. It is available at power levels from 500 W to 1 kW for metal cutting and welding applications. According to the company, the laser has the fastest modulation rate and shortest pulse rise-and-fall times available in a...

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FABTECH 2015: The direct-diode laser and tuning the beam profile

November 23, 2015

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The direct-diode laser ups its presence at this year's FABTECH.

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E-book highlights advantages of laser cutting in metal stamping

November 17, 2015

American Industrial Co.’s new E-Book, The Laser Cutting Advantage, offers a look at the advantages of using laser cutting in metal stamping. The free E-book explains how laser cutting capabilities allow for flexibility for short-run orders and facilitate fast turnaround...

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SigmaTEK Systems Laser Plasma Oxyfuel Waterjet Punch Combo Punch

Presented by SigmaTEK Systems

Length: 1:42

SigmaTEK Systems is the world's leading authority for material optimization, shop floor automation, and manufacturing/business systems integration. Products include: SigmaNEST (Supports: Laser, Plasma, Oxyfuel, Waterjet, Punch, Combination Punch/Laser, Router, Knife). SigmaTUBE (Laser and Plasma tube and pipe cutting).

Optics for high-power fiber lasers feature low-absorption coating

November 10, 2015

Mate Laser Technologies has introduced 1 Micron Optics for high-power fiber lasers. The products include lenses, protective windows, and nozzles for several laser system brands. The optics feature extremely low-absorption, fused-silica substrates. The low-absorption, antireflective coatings on...

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TRUMPF to open technology center in Chicago area

November 10, 2015

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers, announced today at FABTECH 2015 that it is breaking ground on a new facility in Hoffman Estates, Ill., this week. The location, which is scheduled to open in mid-2017, will serve as the TRUMPF Technology...

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Laser cells perform automated cutting, welding

November 9, 2015

Cloos has introduced Qirox laser cells for automated laser cutting and welding. Each compact, tailor-made system comprises a laser welding head, safety equipment, operating terminal, positioner, robot, flat screen with HD camera, and a preassembled media room. The cells are equipped with a...

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1 kW fiber laser cuts, welds highly reflective materials

November 2, 2015

nLIGHT has introduced a 1-kW rack-mounted fiber laser. It incorporates fail-safe back reflection isolation technology for full-power cutting and welding of highly reflective materials. The alta™ fiber laser is built with vertically integrated components and offers fast repetition rate, short...

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Amada: Unlocking the Doors to Growth

Presented by Amada America, Inc.

Length: 7:18

"Our partnership has opened the doors to growth... being able to jump from one job to the next in minutes increases our greenlight time to 90%."

Jeffrey L. McCain, CEO and Founder McCain, Inc. Vista, CA

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Amada America, Inc.

Presented by Amada America, Inc.

Length: 2:10

Since its inception, Amada America, Inc. has provided manufacturers with innovative, productivity-enhancing sheet metal machines, including both fiber and CO2 lasers, turret punch presses, press brakes, automation systems, and software. We accomplish this by carefully listening to the voice of our customers and engineering machine solutions that solve their sheet metal fabrication needs.

Laser tube cutter handles diameters from 0.008 to 0.98 in.

October 27, 2015

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has updated its Sigma laser tube cutter, which can be used with both microsecond fiber and femtosecond disk lasers. The new cutting system provides high edge quality, making it suitable for medical device applications, including a variety of tubes and stents. With 3-...

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Small-scale laser cutting for stent, tube fabrication

October 27, 2015

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Metal fabricators have been using CO2 lasers for decades and fiber lasers for years, but these technologies aren’t optimal for making the ultrafine features needed for medical devices such as catheters and stents. Femtosecond disk lasers recently have emerged as a viable technology for such applications.

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PhotoScribe Technologies launches new website

October 26, 2015

Custom laser developer PhotoScribe Technologies, New York, has launched a new website at www.photoscribetech.com. It provides general information about the company, details on its products and services, and company news. Visitors can search by industry or application. In the Products and...

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Evolution of the cutting laser: About the diode

October 15, 2015

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Don't blink, or you'll miss the fastest evolving technology in the custom fab shop: the cutting laser.

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Fiber laser stores up to 1,000 programs

October 15, 2015

Murata Machinery offers the LS3015FC fiber laser. Its Muratec FANUC 31-iLB CNC platform stores up to 1,000 programs on a solid-state drive that can be backed up and expanded through USB and compact flash ports. Laser processing parameters are preloaded on the machine, and a Windows®-embedded...

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