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Robinson Metal adds fiber laser machine

January 4, 2017

Robinson Metal Inc., a single-source metal fabrication supplier in De Pere, Wis., has installed a fiber laser machine to help enhance its laser cutting efficiency and reduce project lead times. The upgraded laser features improved reliability and reduced operational maintenance to help minimize...

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Shaping the laser beam for the best cut

January 4, 2017 | By Tim Heston

The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has developed a system that quickly oscillates the beam in specific patterns as it cuts, welds, or otherwise processes material. These patterns have the effect of “shaping” a laser beam, allowing the technician to tailor the beam’s shape to fit the application.

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Functions added to fiber laser system

January 3, 2017

Bystronic has introduced the newest generation of the BySprint fiber laser cutting system, expanding the basic version of the machine with an extended performance package and revamped design. It features a larger operator touchscreen panel and three additional functions. Using a camera system on...

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Automated laser system offers small footprint

December 26, 2016

Mazak Optonics Corp. has introduced the new Quick Cell 3015 compact, high-speed laser automation system. It offers unattended operation and a small footprint for facilities with limited floor space. The load and unload pallets are stacked, allowing for efficient use of factory floor space. Each...

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Fiber laser performs 2-D laser processing on range of materials

December 23, 2016

The TruLaser 3030 fiber laser from TRUMPF is designed for 2-D laser processing of a variety of material types and thicknesses. The machine is available with up to 6 kW of power with standard BrightLine fiber, enabling fabricators to cut steel, stainless steel, and aluminum up to 1 in. The universal...

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Direct-diode laser provides high cutting speeds in thin to medium worksheets

December 23, 2016

Mazak Optonics offers the Optiplex 3015 DDL direct-diode laser—the first of its kind, according to the manufacturer. This platform delivers higher performance and reliability than traditional fiber or other solid-state laser generation systems, the company states. The machine provides fast...

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December 20, 2016

By: Bystronic Inc.

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Power-Tech to install first 12-kW Eagle fiber laser in Poland

December 20, 2016

Power-Tech, Wałcz, Poland, has announced it will install the first of its new Eagle iNspire 2040 12-kW fiber laser cutting systems at S.C. Wirax in Tuchomie, Poland. Wirax is a producer of agricultural machines and spare parts for tractors serving Poland, Moldova, Hungary, and Serbia. The 12-kW...

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Punch/fiber laser combination machine equipped with automated material handling

December 14, 2016

The LC 2515 C1 AJ punch/laser combination machine from Amada America Inc. features a 2-kW fiber laser that provides up to 70 percent electrical savings when compared to a CO2 system, the company reports. The fiber laser can cut reflective materials such as copper, brass, and titanium. The laser...

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Fiber laser cutting machines handle large sheets

December 12, 2016

LVD Strippit has introduced the Phoenix FL 4020 and Phoenix FL 6020, two new fiber laser cutting machines designed to handle sheet dimensions of 160 by 80 in. and 240 by 80 in., respectively. Available in 3-, 4-, and 6-kW versions, the new machines cut thin and thick steels as well as nonferrous...

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Laser cutting system suitable for Industry 4.0

December 9, 2016

Salvagnini offers the L5 laser cutting system, which handles information collected in the field in order to react to input in real time, thus becoming inherently smart, the company states. It features a new compass structure with advanced kinematic system to achieve acceleration as high as 5 g. In...

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TRUMPF opens technology and laser center in Silicon Valley

December 8, 2016

Laser system manufacturer TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser center in Santa Clara, Calif. This location in Silicon Valley puts the application laboratory for laser processing, micro applications, and coating technology close to customers and partners from a variety of industries, in...

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Inland Tool adds fiber laser cutting system to Illinois facility

December 8, 2016

Inland Tool Co. (ITC) has purchased a new, 4-kW Mazak Optiplex Nexus 3015 fiber laser cutting system for its Mount Pulaski, Ill., contract manufacturing facility. The machine is equipped with intelligent setup features, intelligent monitoring features, and a Radan CAD/CAM software package that...

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Laser system has compact footprint

December 8, 2016

The Meta 10C laser system from Coherent combines compact size and high laser output power. With its integrated 1-kW laser, it cuts metals up to 0.24 in. thick in a working area of 4 by 4 ft. The high-pressure cutting head allows for assist gas pressure up to 20 bar. Features include a contact-free...

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EVS Metal adds fiber laser cutting system to New Jersey facility

December 5, 2016

Precision metal fabricator EVS Metal Inc. has acquired an Amada LCG 3015 AJ fiber laser for its Riverdale, N.J., facility. The machine features a high-speed cutting head, a helical rack-and-pinion drive system, an AMNC 3i Control touchscreen, and a sectionalized dust collection system. According to...

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