Laser Cutting Products

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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2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

2-D laser uses fiber function to cut stainless steel up to 1 in. thick

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...

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CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser optics suitable for gasket cutting

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...

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Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting machine made for low-volume applications

November 19, 2013

Hydrapower Intl. Inc. has developed a 600-W YAG laser for shops with low-volume applications in sheet metal and thin materials. The YAG 3015 features an Australian cutting head, enhanced to enable 50 percent higher cutting speeds than previous types, the manufacturer states. The system is...

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Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Coil feed allows unattended laser cutting

November 19, 2013

Dimeco Alipresse has developed the LINACUT® line of machines that combine laser cutting with coil-fed processes. Focusing on processing strips up to 0.16 in. thick, the line comprises a coil handling section, a LINACUT continuous laser cutting module, and an optional automatic robotic...

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Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting equipment made for complex and repetitive cuts

November 19, 2013

Kern Laser Systems offers large-format laser cutting equipment that handles complex cuts, repetitive cuts, and prototype parts in mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Users can nest or group parts in their CAD software and then cut full sheet stock to help maximize yield. The metal...

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Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines

November 18, 2013

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has introduced new software features to its laser, bending, and waterjet product lines. PartID is a new feature of the Bystronic BySoft 7 CAD/CAM software. The identification code is generated with BySoft 7and then laser-engraved onto the part utilizing a Bystronic...

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CO2 laser delivers 250 W in compact housing - TheFabricator.com

CO2 laser delivers 250 W in compact housing

November 12, 2013

The new Diamond E-250 from Coherent Inc. is a fully sealed, pulsed CO2 laser offering 250 W of average power and more than 750 W of peak pulse power. The RF power module is integrated within the same housing as the laser tube. The compact laser, with an output wavelength of 10.6 µm,...

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Gas mixers help eliminate contaminants in laser cutting - TheFabricator.com

Gas mixers help eliminate contaminants in laser cutting

November 6, 2013

For industrial applications requiring high-pressure/high-flow gas mixtures, such as laser cutting, Witt offers the MG 50/100 HP gas mixer. A precise mixture of nitrogen and oxygen forms a cryogenic atmosphere to provide moisture- and debris-free air, eliminating contaminants that can affect cut...

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RFID lens records laser lens condition-monitoring data - TheFabricator.com

RFID lens records laser lens condition-monitoring data

November 5, 2013

TRUMPF has combined its LensLine sensor system for 2-D laser cutting machines with a radio frequency identification (RFID) lens. The condition-monitoring function analyzes the degree of contamination, helping to improve the reliability of cutting processes and reduce the frequency of lens...

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Modular laser system cuts, welds small components - TheFabricator.com

Modular laser system cuts, welds small components

October 23, 2013

TRUMPF® offers the TruLaser Cell 3000, a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding of 2-D and 3-D small and medium-sized components. It processes applications from one-off prototypes to high-volume production. With its solid-state laser options, available with up to 8 kW...

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Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds - TheFabricator.com

Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds

October 17, 2013

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Tube Gear 2-D laser cutting machine for tubes and pipes. It offers high-speed capabilities for thin-walled applications. Available with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine can process round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters up to 6 in. With...

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Laser cuts steels, aluminum in varying thicknesses - TheFabricator.com

Laser cuts steels, aluminum in varying thicknesses

October 16, 2013

The Convergent CV4000 CO2 laser from Prima Electro delivers high-speed cutting of thin and thick metals and nonmetals. It cuts mild steel up to 0.87 in. thick, stainless steel up to 0.47 in. thick, and aluminum up to 0.39 in. thick (using a 10-in. focal length lens). The laser's cut width is...

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Laser cutting system serves entry-level needs

October 3, 2013

Balliu MTC nv offers the RP, a cost-effective laser cutting machine for companies that switch from outsourcing to in-house production of laser-cut parts. The machine is designed for accuracy and flexibility more than high-volume production, the company reports. The standard machine has a fixed...

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High-speed laser controls help streamline system integration - TheFabricator.com

High-speed laser controls help streamline system integration

October 2, 2013

FANUC America Corp.'s CNC series 30i/31i-L model B high-speed laser controls employ Ethernet and Ethernet/IP™ field bus options and newly supported NCGuide simulation software. Integration of the controls and robots with cell controllers allows fabricators to manage operations across...

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YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam - TheFabricator.com

YAG, fiber laser monitoring system requires no contact with beam

September 30, 2013

Ophir Photonics has introduced BeamWatch™, a noncontact focus-spot size and position monitor for high-power YAG and fiber lasers. Without contacting the laser beam, the system takes measurements every 60 ms, providing instant readings of focus-spot size and beam position, as well as...

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